Peter Todd

Founder

Peter set up Portus Retail in 2016 with the stated aim of creating places that perform as retail destinations for shoppers and shopping environments that are adaptable to retailers in a rapidly changing market.

Peter set up Portus Retail in 2016 with the stated aim of creating places that perform as retail destinations for shoppers and shopping environments that are adaptable to retailers in a rapidly changing market. Peter’s vast experience and in-depth understanding of the market brings huge benefits to capital partners wishing to invest in retail property across Europe.

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Wendy Tasker

Partner

Wendy joined in 2016 to help Peter Todd create Portus Retail. A retail operations and marketing specialist, having worked in marketing and retail roles across the UK, Europe and the Middle East over the past 25 years.

Paul Anderson

Partner

Paul brings almost 30 years international experience in property and asset management covering the UK, European and Middle East markets.

Paul brings almost 30 years international experience in property and asset management covering the UK, European and Middle East markets.

Building on overseas roles for Cushman & Wakefield and a Director of CBRE retail management, Paul went on to establish the pan-European asset management platform and acted as European CEO for the retail funds operated by the Australian funds manager, APN. More recently, Paul established the UK’s first property services company dedicated to the SIPP pension market, catering to some 9,000 clients of the Curtis Banks Group.

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Gabriel Olearnik

General Counsel

Gabriel has a strong track record of deal execution and has advised on EUR 5.9 billion of European real estate deals recently, including the largest European real estate deal in 2016.

Gabriel has a strong track record of deal execution and has advised on EUR 5.9 billion of European real estate deals recently, including the largest European real estate deal in 2016. He has a particular expertise in resolving difficult issues which can arise during both deal execution and the lifespan of an asset. Gabriel is also experienced in dispute resolution, crisis management and regulatory issues.

Gabriel was previously General Counsel of a major real estate fund. He holds a B.A. from University College London and an LLM from King’s College London. Gabriel has also received the Principal’s Award from King’s College, the highest distinction granted by that university.

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Nick Paterno

McBrides Chartered Accountants

Nick has extensive experience in advising businesses ranging from sole traders and partnerships to LLPs and limited companies. He is passionate about helping businesses improve performance, grow profits and plan tax-efficient structures​.

Nick has extensive experience in advising businesses ranging from sole traders and partnerships to LLPs and limited companies. He is passionate about helping businesses improve performance, grow profits and plan tax-efficient structures​.

McBrides Chartered Accountants advises private clients, owner-managed businesses, fellow professionals and corporate groups across a wide range of sectors in London and the south east.

Based in Sidcup, their team of 50 partners and staff also provides in-bound accountancy and tax services to overseas businesses looking to expand or relocate in the UK.​

​Known for their commercial and practical approach to business and finance, they are well-connected in the region and specialise in personal and corporate tax planning and helping clients buy and sell businesses. Many of their people have held senior roles within large UK accountancy groups.​

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Craig Hamilton

Finance & Commercial

Prior to joining Portus Retail, Craig was a Partner at Resolution Property, responsible for corporate acquisitions, corporate disposals, deal structuring, financing, tax planning and the financial management of complex refurbishment / development projects.

Prior to joining Portus Retail, Craig was a Partner at Resolution Property, responsible for corporate acquisitions, corporate disposals, deal structuring, financing, tax planning and the financial management of complex refurbishment / development projects.

Craig was also a Director at Accenture ​in the financial services practice initially as Operations Director responsible for delivery ​of BPO services to clients throughout Europe, Middle East and South America, latterly as Director, Business Development. His clients being global investment banks. Craig was previously Finance Director for Serco plc’s outsourcing business, setting up Serco’s businesses in Hong Kong & Australia and established its property services business. Craig trained as an accountant with GEC plc.​

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