I've worked at Sheffield Hallam since 2016. I came into education from industry following 9 years as a Retail Agent specialising in Shopping Centre Leasing. During that time I had day to day responsibility for a number of shopping centre instructions for major landlords including LaSalle Investment Management; Aberdeen Asset Management; Aviva Investors and British Land. Though based in London, I leased property throughout England and Wales. I worked closely with my clients on asset management initiatives, advising on leasing strategy and tenant mix strategy for existing schemes, extensions and redevelopments. I also completed rent reviews, lease renewals and regears for my landlord clients and advised retailer clients on their acquisition strategy.
Prior to this I was part of an award-winning local authority housing team in North Yorkshire. I devised and implemented the homelessness strategy, dealt with legal challenges relating to homelessness duties and managed residential assets. My team provided mentoring for other Local Authorities looking to transform their housing and homelessness services.