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John Welham

Head of European Retail Investment

John Welham Head of European Retail Investment

Professional Experience

John Welham is an Executive Director of CBRE and leads the Retail Investment Group within the EMEA region.

John is responsible for the co-ordination of the group’s Retail investment activities and concentrates on strategic and property specific investment advice for cross border investors in the shopping centre, retail park and other retail and leisure sectors.

John has over 25 years experience of shopping centre investment and development in Europe and has carried out investment or advisory activities in most European countries.

Having worked previously in the areas of shopping centre management and shopping centre development, both in the UK and Europe, John brings to bear firsthand experience of the workings of shopping centers into his role as an investment advisor.

Prior to becoming a retail investment advisor John spent 7 years at Norwich Union working within the European Investment Team including 3 years based in Paris.

John is also the founder of the Prime Retail Transaction Group, focusing on super prime retail assets in major cities such as London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, New York.


 Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- John is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


- TIAA Henderson
- Redevco
- British Land
- Commerz Real
- Avestus
- Ivanhoe Cambridge
- Aerium
- GE Real Estate
- Resolution Property
- Pramerica
- Invesco
- M&G Investments
- CBRE Global Investors
- Starwood
- Union Investment
- Rockspring

Significant Assignments



 Disposal • Das Es, Germany

 Euro 85,000,000

 Disposal • 8 Gallery, Italy

 Euro 75,000,000

 Disposal • 54-60 rue de Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

 Euro 165, 000,000

 Acquisition • Schloss Arkaden, Braunschweig

 Euro 240, 000,000

 Disposal • The Waterfront, Bremen,

 Euro 65, 000,000

Acquisition • Ballonti Shopping Centre, Bilbao

 Euro 115,000,000

 Disposal • Heron City, Stockholm

 Euro 97,000,000

 Acquisition • Tommy Hilfiger, Dublin

 Euro 24,000.000

 Disposal • Alcala Magna, Madrid

 Euro 70,000,000

 Disposal • Parkboulevard, Rotterdam

 Euro 55, 000,000

 Aquisition • Bekkestua Senter, Oslo

 Euro 50, 000,000

 Disposal • Paunsdorf Centre, Leipzig

 Euro 74,000,000

 Disposal• Allee Center, Ramscheid

 Euro 146,000,000

 Disposal• Terminal Nord, Udine

 Euro 48,000,000

 Disposal• Corio Portfolio, The Netherlands

 Euro 176,000,000

 Disposal •Batavia Stad, Lelystad

 Euro 115,000,000

 Disposal• Meraville, Bologna

 Euro 89,000,000

 Acquisition• Galeria Kazimierz, Krakow

 Euro 183,000,000

 Acquisition• Neumarkt Galerie, Cologne

 Euro 295,000,000

 Disposal• Charter Hall Portfolio, Poland

 Euro 174,000,000

 Disposal • Nasica and Zamora Retail Parks, Spain

 Euro 90,000,000

 Disposal • Christie shopping centre portfolio, Germany

 Euro 370,000,000

 Acquisition • Poznan City Centre

 Euro 200,000,000

John Welham Head of European Retail Investment