Meet the Team

Our close-knit, experienced team is friendly and approachable. Working as a team and pooling our knowledge gives us an overview of the entire market and ensures you receive personal advice for every challenge you face. We’re dedicated to finding tailored solutions that meet your individual needs.


David Justice

Partner

Expertise

With more than 25 years’ experience in the retail property market, David has an extensive track record in retail agency, including a broad knowledge of the Central London market. Having worked with numerous landlords and retailers, he has a keen focus on establishing viable strategies for future performance and has been involved in leasing a number of shopping centres for some of the UK's leading landlords. David has taken a pivotal role in advising some of the country’s top multiple retailers on their acquisition and disposal strategies throughout the UK.

Background

Prior to setting up MMX Retail, David was a Director of Savills and previously an Equity Partner of Blair Kirkman LLP. He has also worked at Cushman & Wakefield and Grant & Partners. David is a member of The British Council of Shopping Centres, The Shop Agents Society and Accessible Retail.

Interests

David enjoys keeping fit through many types of sport, his favourite being skiing, where he now struggles to keep up with his three teenage boys!! He also has a passion for historic cars, the Kent coast and sailing.

Scott Mitchell

Partner

Expertise

Scott has over 15 years of experience in retail investment during which he has built a very strong network of clients and agency contacts, enabling him to source the right deals for clients and make them happen. Scott has a comprehensive knowledge of the shopping centre and high street markets and has been involved in a number of leisure and food store transactions.

Background

Prior to joining MMX Retail, Scott was a Partner at Strutt & Parker where he worked for 8 years in the shopping centre and high street investment team. Previously he worked at specialist residential investor and developer Grainger Trust Plc, working on their commercial portfolio.

Interests

Scott is married with two children. He is a keen sportsman, when he has the time, and enjoys golf and tennis. He was also a member of the British Freestyle Ski Team.

Rob Williams

Partner

Expertise

With some 30 years experience in the urban market place, Rob has an extensive track record in mixed use town centre developments and urban regeneration as well as the more traditional shopping centre and retail leasing on behalf of funds, property companies, developers and local authorities. He has advised numerous landlords on the options and viability of redeveloping and repurposing existing assets as well as working alongside investment teams in purchasing new ones.

Background

Prior to MMX Retail, Rob was Head of the Retail Agency & Development team at BNP Paribas / Strutt and Parker where he worked for 14 years. Before that, Rob worked at Cushman and Wakefield & Savills for 15 years, specialising in shopping centre leasing and development. Rob is a member of both the Revo Urban Development and Public Sector committees and a past chairman of the Shop Agents Society.

Interests

Rob is married with two teenage kids and enjoys trying to keep fit through running, cycling and ski-ing. Most weekends are spent on hockey pitch touchlines.

Nick Symons

Partner

Expertise

Nick's experience over the past 28 years has included a wide range of UK instructions for both landlords and tenants. He has been involved in leasing some of the country's high profile centres and has also advised numerous national and international retailers on acquisition and disposal strategies throughout the UK. He has advised on a number of significant investment purchases, where his occupational and leasing experience has been crucial.

Background

Nick is one of the founding Partner's of MMX Retail. Prior to that, he was a Senior Director and Head of Retail at Savills following their acquisition of niche practice Blair Kirkman, where he was an Equity Partner. Nick also worked as an Estate Manager at Marks & Spencer prior to joining Blair Kirkman and started his career as a graduate at Gerald Eve. Nick regularly provides opinions to journals including Retail Week and Property Week. He has also been invited as a guest speaker on various panels.

Interests

Nick enjoys many types of sport, inparticular rugby and is an avid supporter Welsh Rugby and the British and Irish Lions. Nick also enjoys skiing and golf (when time permits) but remains a high handicap!

Filippa Mudd

Associate Partner

Expertise

Filippa has over 15 years of experience in the retail sector with an extensive track record in retail agency and development. Her portfolio of clients over the years include Aberdeen Standard Investments, Aviva, British Land, intu and Legal & General. She has been involved in all stages of the leasing lifecycle from pre-letting of shopping centres to on-going asset management and re-purposing of assets.

Background

Prior to joining MMX, Filippa was a Senior Associate Director at BNP Paribas Real Estate UK/Strutt & Parker where she had been for 13 years. Prior to that she spent time at Nelson Bakewell/NB Real Estate working in the retail management team there. She is a member of the RICS.

Interests

Filippa is married with two young daughters and is often trying to escape the chaos by getting out horse riding. She also loves skiing and has a passion for interior décor and is a regular at the local DIY store or furniture shop.

Lisa Hardy

Partner

Expertise

Lisa has over 20 years’ experience in the retail sector dealing with retail premises in numerous shopping centres and high street locations across the country, acting for both landlords and tenants. Lisa deals with rent reviews, lease renewals and lease re-gears including dispute resolution at rent reviews and statutory lease renewals. Key clients include: Aviva Investors, The Crown Estate, Queensberry, Rockspring, EE, Boots, Boots Opticians, Argos, Pizza Hut.

Background

Prior to joining MMX Retail in September 2015, Lisa had been Head of the Retail Lease Advisory at Cushman & Wakefield where she worked as a Partner for 10 years. Previous to that Lisa worked as a Director at GL Hearn where she specialised in all aspects of landlord and tenant work.

Interests

Lisa is married to James and has a daughter, Martha. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, skiing and entertaining.

Howard Quigley

Consultant

Expertise

Howard joined MMX Retail in July 2016, and brings over 14 years of experience to the team. He started in general practice surveying, swiftly moving into retail agency. His past clients include Paperchase, HSBC, Office Shoes and Phones4U, for whom he managed portfolio strategies including acquisitions and disposals and lease re-gears. At MMX, he continues to maintain and build strong relationships with a number of clients including retailers, landlords, investors and developers.

Background

Prior to MMX Retail, Howard was a Director at CBRE/Dalgleish for 11 years working as part of the Retail Agency department. Prior to that he spent time at FHP in Nottingham and Douglas Duff in Bedford/Milton Keynes, working in retail agency and development and building an in-depth knowledge of the national retail market. He is a member of the RICS and has been an active committee member of the SAS (Shop Agents Society) since 2008.

Interests

Howard is a keen sports fan, having spent many years playing rugby at both a professional and semi-professional level. He now enjoys golf, skiing and scuba diving.

David Jinks

Partner

Expertise

David has been in the retail property market since 1989 and has an in-depth knowledge of both in town and out-of-town markets. Acting for both landlords and tenants, David advises multiple retailers, developers, property companies and investment funds on all aspects of retail property on a nationwide basis.

Background

Prior to becoming a Partner of MMX Retail, David was a Director of Savills. Previously he was an Equity Partner at Blair Kirkman LLP. David has also been a Partner at Carter Wassell Murdoch and Associate Director at Chesterton Plc. David is an APC Assessor for the RICS.

Interests

David enjoys hill walking, sailing and country pursuits.

Henry Foreman

Associate Partner

Expertise

Henry has worked in Retail Agency and Development for 6 years building an integral understanding of urban environments and a strong track record in mixed use town centre developments as well as more traditional shopping centre and retail leasing on behalf of funds, property companies, developers and local authorities. Henry is a passionate advocate for independent business, often thinking of different routes to access local business’ and challenging traditional leasing models. Henry’s most recent mixed use development project Peach Place and Elms Field in Wokingham won the prestigious RTPI award for ‘Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy’.

Background

Prior to MMX Retail, Henry was a Senior Associate Director in the Retail Agency & Development team at BNP Paribas / Strutt and Parker where he worked for 6 years. Before that, Henry worked in Asset Management managing a mixed portfolio so has a strong understanding of all aspects of property and insight into different flexi-leasing models. Henry is a Committee Member of the Shop Agents Society.

Interests

Henry refers to himself as a ‘Global Sport Enthusiast’ and can often be found on a golf course. He is a keen ‘guerrilla gardener’ having established several community gardens in Deptford over the course of 2020 and is passionate about the Arts, currently fulfilling the role of Co-Vice Chairman of the Art for Youth London, an annual Charitable Art Fair and online exhibition.

Lora Pllana

PA/Office Manager

Expertise

Lora joined MMX Retail in December 2017. She supports four Partners, and is also involved in Marketing and Social media.

Background

Having previously worked at Westfield London and McBains, Lora brings strong customer service and organisational skills.

Interests

Following her degree in Theatre & Professional Practise, Lora loves the theatre, visiting new cities and trying new cuisines.

Charlie Spilsbury

Graduate Surveyor

Expertise

Focused primarily on the agency side, Charlie works on leasing and development instructions throughout the UK including Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Carmarthen, as well as providing occupier advisory support to a number of our retained clients including EE and M&S. This gives him a broad understanding of both landlord and tenant requirements in a variety of different schemes and locations.

Background

Originally from Edinburgh, Charlie joined MMX Retail in November 2021 after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Real Estate. Whilst at university, Charlie undertook a placement at Sanderson Weatherall in the restructuring and recovery team, providing experience in agency and valuation and is passionate for sustainability and adaptability within the retail sector.

Interests

Charlie is a keen sports fan particularly enjoying rugby, golf, and squash. Weekends are often spent at matches or the occasional trip to his family home up in Scotland where he can be found golfing or playing cricket on the Beach!

Kelly Merrick

PA/Office Manager

Expertise

Kelly is our highly organised PA and Office Manager, managing diaries, arranging events, and generally looking after all aspects of the office.

Background

Kelly has nearly 30 years of PA and office experience under her belt, and as well as working at MMX since 2010 (with a break to live in Switzerland), she has worked previously at King Sturge (now JLL) and Debenhams Head Office.

Interests

Kelly is a very keen skier and heads off to the Alps whenever possible during the winter. She’s also out on her road bike most weekends throughout the year, and enjoys walks, shopping, and seeing friends and family.