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Cushman & Wakefield Hires Ben Binns For Senior EMEA Retail Role

Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Ben Binns as Head of Cross Border Retail AgencyEMEA, the latest strategic senior hire for the firm this year.

Binns will join from JLL where he is a National Director and Head of Cross Border Retail & Leisure in its EMEA Retail team. Prior to joining JLL in 2011, he spent 5 years at King Sturge based in Central & Eastern Europe. Binns will join Cushman & Wakefield early next month.

At Cushman & Wakefield, Binns will have a regional remit as a key figure within its EMEA Retail team, working predominately with retail and leisure brands looking to move into new markets across Europe and globally, and landlords wanting to attract them. He will work closely with senior colleagues across the EMEA Retail & Leisure teams both at a country and regional level, including Yvonne CourtHead of EMEA Cross Border Retail & Leisure Services, and the wider cross border team.

Robert TraversHead of EMEA Retail at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Cross border retail and leisure is an area in which Cushman & Wakefield has always excelled in providing senior level advice. Ben is one of the few people with the experience and detailed knowledge of markets across the region to provide clients with the value-adding insight into where they need to be and why. He has been doing it for 15 years which, when combined with Yvonne’s deep experience, as well as the rest of the cross border team, gives our retail and leisure clients unrivalled specialist expertise on which to draw.”

Ben Binns, incoming Head of Cross Border Retail AgencyEMEACushman & Wakefield, said: “I’m excited to be joining Cushman & Wakefield at a time of renewed confidence for the retail sector. Physical retail and leisure destinations remain a key part of the retail mix but operators need to ensure they get their location strategies right to succeed. I know the Cushman & Wakefield team well and can’t wait to get started.”


Richard Coleman, Head of Communications EMEA
Richard Coleman

Head of EMEA Communications • London

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