Playing a key role in the enhancement of both private and public sector assets Rob will draw on his extensive retail and placemaking experience to ensure the RivingtonHark asset portfolio suits occupier and customer needs.

As the portfolio continues to grow Rob will be instrumental in devising and executing key client strategies.

Rob was most recently Commercial Director and part of the Leadership team at Capital & Regional for 3 years where he led the Commercial team focusing on enhancing the income generation across the Community shopping centre portfolio. As part of this he worked closely with a variety of occupiers to create more diversified income streams which included the first UK shopping centre letting to an NHS Community Diagnostic Centre.

Rob brings over 20 years of experience working for occupiers from his time at Debenhams where he was Group Property Director for 9 years with responsibility for all real estate matters across the UK, Denmark & Ireland. Prior to this, he held roles at Costa Coffee & Flight Centre where he led the Acquisitions team/partnerships and Property teams respectively. Rob is also a member of the REVO Strategic Board.

Mark Harvey, Executive Director at RivingtonHark said ‘We are delighted Rob has joined at a pivotal point in the growth of the business. His commercial acumen, retailer insight and occupier engagement will add complementary skills and experience to the wider RivingtonHark team and play a significant part in our asset and placemaking strategies going forward.

Rob Hadfield, Director, added: “I am thrilled to join RivingtonHark at a hugely exciting time for the business. I can’t wait to work with the team to identify and deliver those creative solutions that enhance value and deliver what local communities need and desire to make them sustainable places for the long term.”