Contributors

Bayfield delivers courses to respected individuals within the real estate industry from all over the world, who are vested in sharing their knowledge and expertise with our delegates. Experts contribute to the course content and can provide immense insights about the latest trends in the industry.

Chris Igwe Course Contributor

Chris Igwe

Entrepreneur, Visionary, Retail Advisor and Thought Leader

One of the world’s leading authorities on global retail. From 2007 to 2015 he was Head of Retail, France and Senior Director, EMEA at CBRE, the world’s number one real estate advisory firm. Today he is a special advisor to global brands and investors at his own consultancy firm, Chris Igwe International. After heading European Real Estate for Foot Locker and then Gap, Chris joined ICSC as European Managing Director. Chris is an international speaker and has been a Jury Member for international organizations such as ICSC, RLI, CNCC. A Chartered Civil Engineer and an active member of ICSC and ULI (Urban Land Institute), For several years he has been a Steering Committee Member of MAPIC in Cannes and has been Master of Ceremony for MAPIC Shanghai and Cannes.

Leigh Sparks Course Contributor

Leigh Sparks

Professor of Retail Studies at University of Stirling

A Professor of Retail Studies and Head of the Stirling Graduate School at the University of Stirling. He was a geography undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, and completed his Ph.D. on retail employment at the University of Wales. He is well-known for his research into aspects of retailing. He has authored and edited a number of books, has published over 125 refereed journal articles as well as many practitioner, trade and newspaper pieces and runs a Scottish retailing blog.

James Beers Course Contributor

James Beers

General Partner at Smith Cogeneration

James Beers manages the 120 megawatt cogeneration plant, including fuel purchase policies, utility company matters, steam host relationship, banking and contract negotiations. Prior to this, he was a Co-Chairman at McArthurGlen UK, Europe’s leading designer outlet developer and operator. He was the founder of Beers & Cutler which became one of the largest CPA firms in Washington, DC. James has completed a Commercial Science degree at Ben Franklin University, Washington and has also taught at universities in different countries.

Gary Burrows Course Contributor

Gary Burrows

Managing Partner at ACR Partners and Head of Property and Asset Management at Dana Holdings

An international retail property consultant with 25+ years experience in the retail, commercial property sector, specialising in shopping centres. A hands on and inspirational leader who has a measurable history of delivering exceptional customer-centric results. Working from front line operations in retail through to the boardroom in retail property management. Gary has an enviable depth of experience that is utilised by a growing number of landlords, developers and agents in the UK, Mainland Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

Steve Belam Course Contributor

Steve Belam

General Manager at the Oracle Shopping Centre

He started his career in retail, spent 18 years with Allders department store working as a management trainee progressing through management roles, including buying and merchandising. He then spent 3 years with Ikea in their store management team. Steve has been at the Oracle shopping centre for 14 years. He has had the pleasure of wining the BCSC top ACE Award and numerous BCSC Gold Awards for the best established centre to health and safety Awards.

Ronald Nyakairu Course Contributor

Ronald Nyakairu

Analyst at Local Data Company

Ronald is currently managing Analytics and Academic Partnerships department at Local Data Company. He joined LDC in 2014 having completed a postgraduate Masters in Business Analytics with Distinction. He works closely with clients and the media in the delivery of bespoke reports and analysis along with integration and modelling of client and third party data. Ronald is also academic liaison for seven partner universities and also helps over 30 students a year. In his spare time Ronald contributes to real estate developments in East Africa and also plays football to a frighteningly high standard

Carol Wakelin Course Contributor

Carol Wakelin

Environmental Manager at Queensgate Shopping Centre

Throughout her 15-year career, seven of which have been focused directly in environmental impact, Carol Wakelin has been instrument in securing and implementing changes to deliver best practice and industry leading standards. Carol has embedded a culture of energy management and environmental responsibility in those around her and changed and shaped attitudes towards waste management and energy consumption. Most recently, Carol achieved the new ISO 14001:2015 in just four months, securing Queensgate as one of the first shopping centres in the UK to achieved this new standard.

Clive Woodger Course Contributor

Clive Woodger

Chairman, SCG International

A qualified architect and branding specialist, his extensive international experience, gained across markets and sectors, enables him to bring knowledge and entrepreneurial flair, combined with maturity of perception and leadership to projects. Clive has worked across the globe on many different retail, real estate, financial and corporate projects and with a wide variety of clients from major organisations to entrepreneurial start ups. He is an expert in shopping centre brand development and latest place branding strategies and concepts.

Nelia Vateva Course Contributor

Nelia Vateva

Business Development

Nelia currently works at Local Data Company (LDC) as Relationship Manager. She joined LDC having previously worked at IBM, and works with Institutional Investors, Private Equity, Banks, Landlords and Developers. She received her Certificate in Investment Management in 2014. Nelia has developed a strong understanding of a wide variety of investment strategies along with the threats and opportunities investors face in such a fast changing occupational market.

Anthony Banfield Course Contributor

Anthony Banfield

Banfield Real Estate Solutions Ltd

Anthony Banfield is a chartered surveyor who has many years experience from working in local government, private practice, for property companies and in academia. He has been a member of the ICSC for the last eight years and was a member of the BCSC from 1999 to 2010. Anthony revised, edited and contributed to the current edition of Stapletons Real Estate Management Practice as well as being involve in the preparation of Parry’s Valuation Tables. He has authored the last two editions of A valuer’s guide to the Red Book for RICS, and is a contributor to iSurv.

Tony Longstaff Course Contributor

Tony Longstaff

Director Marketing Analytix

Tony Longstaff has spent much of the last 20 years working in the industry mostly involved in the development of the centre:mk Milton Keynes- one of the largest and most successful shopping centres. The has lectured with the ICSC over the past 13 years at their European summer schools and also with them in Dubai, Kiev & Istanbul and brings a broader perspective on the issues of marketing and shopping centres in general to this program.

Katarzyna Dawidowicz Course Contributor

Katarzyna Dawidowicz

Managing Director of Comparables Sp. z o.o.

Katarzyna is Qualified Polish Valuer and a Chartered Surveyor (Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). She holds a master’s degree in economics from the Warsaw School of Economics and an MSc, Property Appraisal and Management from Sheffield Hallam University. She has also completed postgraduate studies in real estate valuation at the Warsaw University of Technology. Katarzyna has gained over 11 years of property experience as a valuer, property consultant and market analyst. She has been engaged in over 500 valuations and related projects across all property sectors including retail, offices, warehousing, hotels and residential across Poland, including property portfolios owned by Polish and international investment funds. The values of the properties valued total to over 5 000 Million Euros. She has an expertise in undertaking development appraisals and development land valuations.

Richard Francis Course Contributor

Richard Francis

Principal at The Monomoy Company

Richard is Founding Principal of The Monomoy Company, a strategy firm for the built environment. The Monomoy Company’s mission is to help clients successfully merge environmental and business performance by transforming and leveraging their approach to sustainability.
Richard helped deliver the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) landmark report on health, wellbeing and productivity in offices. He has been retained by WorldGBC to develop workstreams and strategic partnerships for the Better Places for People campaign. He led the team that recently published the global report entitled Heath, Wellbeing & Productivity in Retail: The Impact of Green Buildings on People and Profit.

Richard is currently piloting projects with leading global companies and organisations to understand the intersection of sustainability and technology and its implications for the real estate industry.

David Sturdy Course Contributor

David Sturdy

Managing Director at PFM Footfall Intelligence

I have been a footfall industry professional for the best part of 20 years and have an in depth understanding of all technologies used for the counting and tracking of footfall. By combining this expertise with my knowledge of the Retail & Real Estate Industries I am able to offer my clients real insight on performance and productivity through the delivery and analysis of industry specific Key Performance Indicators.

PFM Footfall Intelligence offer systems to count and track people movement in any indoor or outdoor situation. The information provided supports our clients in making key operational and strategic decisions. Whether you operate an individual outlet, a retail chain or an entire shopping centre, PFM can supply a total package to answer every requirement.

Mark Faithfull Course Contributor

Mark Faithfull

Editor at Retail Property Analyst

Mark is a long-standing journalist, speaker and consultant specialising in global retail and retail real estate strategies, with a particular focus on retailers’ changing requirements for stores against an omni-channel backdrop.

Mark is editor of weekly European investment title Retail Property Analyst, editor of the publications produced by Europe’s biggest retail property event – MAPIC – and the high level retail summit World Retail Congress.

He contributes regularly to a range of business and retail publications including the Economist Intelligence Unit, Design:Retail, Retail Week, Estates Gazette, Stores + Shops and FTSE Global Markets.

He also speaks regularly at events around the world, with engagements including briefings in Sydney, Melbourne, New York and London, the World Retail Congress in Paris, MAPIC in Cannes and the South African Council of Shopping Centres in Johannesburg.

Audra Lamoon

Managing Director of Livewire Performance Consultants Ltd

Audra is a Corporate Trainer and Experientialist, Speaker, Turn-around Artist, Consultant and Coach in such areas as retail, residential, property, hotels, media and construction. Audra’s passion is hospitality and property, whether launching new properties or being part of turn-around projects. One such mixed-use scheme was a distressed, open-air shopping centre in Atlanta, where she and the top team turned it around within 18 months, starting with the safety and security team, who became ‘Hospitality Hero’s’; making it the 2nd most tweeted retail spot in the US. It became the 1st shopping centre to win 4 gold’s and 1 silver in the MAXI awards in the US in 2012.

Audra has been on the Committee for The Retail Trust since 2013 and is particularly focused on customer experience around strategy, service, hospitality and branding for her clients. She immerses herself in her client’s environment, mystery shops globally and gains commissions by capturing the client’s unique DNA and differences, then designs that into the fabric of the learning and development programmes. Audra observes her clients’ people, personalities, and their and working styles, bringing about awareness, recovery and then revenues for all parties, through experiential learning and practice.

Joseph Leftwich

Joseph Leftwich is a British retail consultant with extensive experience of helping retailers and brands to grow their businesses at home and overseas. With a global client-base representing the full spectrum of retailing – product designers, retailers, tech firms, mall owners, and investors & entrepreneurs of all sorts – he and his colleagues at Retail Management Consultants offer professionally-managed expansion services into global markets. Joseph brokers the joint ventures and franchises that enable retailers to expand into new markets. And having concluded deals this year that will see the opening of 100+ stores across 13 countries – including Libya, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Hong Kong – he plays a crucial role in enabling mall owners to add exciting new brands to their tenant mix. A graduate of Heriot Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), Joseph worked with the British Government before joining Retail Management Consultants in 2005.

Antony Slumbers

Antony has been developing online services and products within the commercial real estate sector since 1995, when he launched the first commercial property website in the UK. For 12 years he designed, developed and hosted the UK and European websites for a major real estate advisor, and in 2001 launched the Property Management and Building community service vicinitee.com as a joint venture with Broadgate Estates, the property management arm of British Land. Vicinitee works with office and shopping centre owners across the UK and Europe. Today Antony consults on how technology is impacting real estate, and the digital strategies needed to adjust to this new market. He also write a regular column in the Estates Gazette.