Cadogan Appoints New Asset Management Director
Claire Barber will join the Cadogan team as Asset Management Director. She will play a key role in the development of the Estate, drawing on her extensive retail and placemaking experience to support the management of Cadogan’s property assets and long-term stewardship of Chelsea.
Claire has over 20 years’ experience working for landlords, developers and consultants on some of the best retail and mixed-use assets in the UK. She joins Cadogan after more than a decade at UK REIT British Land (focusing on retail asset management and development), where she held a number of positions including Head of Retail Development and Head of Retail Asset Management for London and the South East.
During her time at British Land, Claire repositioned Meadowhall to become a premium retail and leisure destination. She also worked on the repositioning of Broadgate in London, which is being transformed into a world-class, mixed-use, 24/7 destination. Claire additionally brings experience from her time as Retail Director for BAA, where she was responsible for the development and curation of the retail and leisure offering at Terminal 5, Heathrow. Prior to this, she spent five years at Grosvenor as Head of Retail Leasing, managing projects such as Liverpool ONE.
Hugh Seaborn, CEO of Cadogan, commented: “Claire has a real depth of retail experience leading a range of projects across development, leasing and asset management. She will undoubtedly play a significant part in amplifying Chelsea’s reputation as one of London’s leading locations to work, live and visit – including a pivotal role in strengthening Sloane Street’s positioning at the pinnacle of international luxury and re-energising and reinterpreting the King’s Road’s vibrant heritage for future generations.”
Claire Barber, Asset Management Director, added: “I am thrilled to be working across Cadogan’s incredibly dynamic property assets in this heritage-rich heart of the capital. The Estate is in a unique position to safeguard and enrich Chelsea by creating and maintaining outstanding environments for everyone to enjoy – ensuring the right mix of retail, restaurant and leisure brands that are invested in the local community and breathe life into buildings.”