The British Invasion: CWM NY’s Simon Gibbs on the Next Big Retailer

Simon Gibbs is a partner at CWM New York—the U.S. outpost of London’s CWM, which provides consultancy services for retail clients looking for space. On the other side of the pond, the firm represents, among others, Diesel, Hugo Boss, AllSaints, True Religion, and Kate and Jack Spade. Mr. Gibbs is tasked with translating the CWM model in the States and helping to bring European retailers to our shores. On the heels of a successful lease for U.K. sushi chain Wasabi at 561 Seventh Avenue, he spoke to The Commercial Observer about the challenges of familiarizing foreign retailers with the New York market and why “consultancy” is a better fit for what the firm provides than “brokerage.”
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The British Invasion: CWM NY’s Simon Gibbs on the Next Big Retailer