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14-16 September 2018
New College Oxford
Jeremy Collins

Jeremy Collins

Property Director, Fenwick

Jeremy has over 35 years of experience in commercial property. He graduated from Reading University in 1981 with an honours degree in Land Management, specialising in Planning and development and qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1985.

After 3 years at Wirral Borough Council in economic development, Jeremy joined Bredero Properties to specialise in shopping centre development and asset management, working on projects at the Ashley Centre Epsom, Maltings St. Albans, Aberdeen and Hammersmith. In 1987 Jeremy joined Grosvenor Square Properties, a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated British Ports, and was a founding Director of Grosvenor Waterside and ABP Properties, established to develop regeneration projects on surplus ports land including Cardiff Bay, Southampton, Hull and Fleetwood.

In 1995 Jeremy returned to retail development with MEPC, where he developed Two Rivers Retail Park in Staines, and secured planning consent to extend the Friary Centre in Guildford, before moving to Lend Lease to develop Touchwood Shopping centre in Solihull. After a spell as head of UK, leading projects in Milton Keynes, Norwich and Battersea Power Station, Jeremy joined John Lewis as Head of Retail Development to lead the expansion of the department store estate. In 2010 Jeremy became Property Director responsible for the £1.5bn estate.

During his tenure the portfolio grew from 24 to 50 stores, working with many major cities across the country and the leading retail REITs and institutional landlords. The distribution estate was thoroughly modernised to provide c3m sq ft of automated capability. Jeremy left John Lewis in January, and has become Property Director of Fenwick, the family owned premium department store business, and a non executive director of Town Centre Securities plc. Jeremy was President of BCSC, now called REVO, in 2009.

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