We have today announced some exciting news that Stuart Harris, co-founder and former director of Queensberry Real Estate, has joined Milligan as a shareholder and Chief Operating Officer.
PHOTO: L-R. Stuart Harris, John Milligan, Mike Anderson
Milligan appoints Stuart Harris as Chief Operating Officer
Milligan, the team behind Inspiring Retail Destinations, announces the appointment of Stuart Harris who will join the business as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Stuart was previously a co- founder and Director of Queensberry Real Estate. He brings over 25 years’ experience in the leasing and development of mixed-use schemes across the UK.
Established in 2002, Milligan is recognised as the industry’s innovator, renowned for its work in the outlet, airport, town centre, shopping centre, and leisure sectors in the UK and Europe.
John Milligan, CEO of Milligan said: “Stuart broadens the skills and experience that Milligan can offer with his exceptional track record working in particular with complex projects and local authorities. His appointment as COO comes at a time when we are responding to the challenges faced by high streets and shopping centres – problems that are growing and shifting by the day. We see real opportunity in this market, and we are strengthening our team accordingly.”
Mike Anderson, CIO of Milligan said: “The demand for Milligan’s long standing “experiential” approach to retail and town centre environments has never been greater and Stuart is a key addition to our senior team. Our collective vision to ‘reimagine the potential of places’ is what stands us apart in the sector – and Stuart will help spearhead this move.”
Stuart adds: “I’m delighted to be joining Milligan at such an exciting time in the industry. Milligan’s unique experience and insights into generating experiential retail and mixed-use environments resonates with my own vision for the future of our industry – and I share the company’s vision for growth. Many traditional town and retail centres are reaching - or have passed - the tipping point where taking a conventional Asset Management approach is the equivalent of rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. The highly proactive, energetic, agile and bespoke approach that Milligan adopts in every new development and redevelopment is precisely what the market needs - and I look forward to being a key part of Milligan’s growing future."