Peter set up Portus Retail in 2016 with the stated aim of creating places that perform as retail destinations for shoppers and shopping environments that are adaptable to retailers in a rapidly changing market. Peter’s vast experience and in-depth understanding of the market brings huge benefits to capital partners wishing to invest in retail property across Europe.
Between 2007 and 2015 Peter was Executive Director of Resolution Property where he was responsible for the overall strategy of the company’s continental European investment program, including the sourcing and acquisition of new investment opportunities, identification of suitable partners, structuring of joint ventures and the oversight of asset business plans and asset disposals.
Prior to joining Resolution Property, Peter was Managing Director and head of the international portfolio for The Mills Corporation, a REIT listed on the NYSE. Here he was responsible for the acquisition and management of the business’ European shopping centres.
Peter also has many years’ experience of leasing, development and asset management consultancy having worked for both DTZ and Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
In 2015, Peter was appointed to the European Advisory Board of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Stuart has an extensive track record of adding value to retail property over his 25 years working in continental Europe, the UK and Australia. He has a wealth of experience working with investors and retailers which has given him a deep understanding of the sector and the factors which drive the performance of retail property investments.
From 2006 to 2018 Stuart was an Executive Director and Head of Asset Management at retail specialist Balmain Asset Management where he was responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of asset business plans for Balmain’s investment partners. Stuart also played an active role in the acquisition and disposal of investments and developed many of the reporting systems and monitoring tools used by Balmain’s asset management and property management businesses.
Stuart’s career started with Jones Lang Wootton in Sydney where, as part of the shopping centre division, he managed and leased several suburban shopping centres whilst also taking another centre through a substantial redevelopment. In 1998, Stuart moved to London with JLW (now JLL) where he worked in the retail management, retail consulting and corporate consulting teams. In the latter role he advised both retail investors and retailers on subjects ranging from asset strategies to network optimisation.
Stuart graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia with a Bachelor of Economics and subsequently completed a Graduate Diploma in Land Economy from the University of Western Sydney.