After a bumper 2014, M&G Real Estate has expanded its retail team with eight new recruits.

Redwood secured coverage in IP Real Estate, Estates Gazette and CoStar to demonstrate the team’s growth to the market, a sign of the investor’s confidence in retail performance in 2015.

Rupert Milne, Chris Poole, Chris Bonner, Kannika Mall and Kylie Bentham have been appointed as Asset Managers, Jonny Davies and Chris Jeffs have joined as Investment Managers and Will Gerrish has been appointed as Retail Development Manager.

With schemes like Manchester Arndale, Cwmbran Shopping and Cribbs Causeway capitalising on improving consumer spend, and following recent acquisitions of Parc Trostre and Fremlin Walk, the retail team is now best placed to ensure sustained growth throughout 2015 and beyond.

Kylie Bentham joins from Fairacre, having previously worked for DTZ and Custodian Capital while Chris Bonner moves from Mapeley Estates where he managed the HMRC portfolio. Rupert Milne has arrived from Cluttons and Chris Poole joins from Knight Frank. Kannika Mall gained experience from her previous role at CBRE and William Gerrish moves to M&G Real Estate from Bouygues Construction. The team’s new Investment Managers, Jonny Davies and Chris Jeffs, have moved from positions at DTZ and BNP Paribas respectively.