As Head of Retail and Relations, Melanie instigates and maintains our relationship with retailers. After many years in the industry she knows just about everyone. She is brilliant at selling something you can’t see and has proved time and time again that she can convince retailers to buy into a vision.
Whatever the target audience, Melanie has an instinctive idea of what people want and intuitively knows when the concept is wrong or needs rejuvenating. She knows how best to update the merchandise mix so that it remains new and relevant and she is a strong advocate of flexible turnover leases where the interests of the landlord and tenant are genuinely aligned.
Before joining Milligan, Melanie was an associate director at Jones Lang LaSalle where she was head of the designer outlet leasing team responsible for the McArthurGlen UK portfolio. She has worked on retail and shopping centre projects for Hillier Parker in London and Hong Kong and as a retail associate of Olympia and York she rose to the early challenge of selling and helping deliver the Canary Wharf vision to retailers.