Peter Cole, Hammerson Plc

Peter Cole is an Executive Director and the Chief Investment Officer of Hammerson plc, and is responsible for Hammerson’s investment and development activities.

Hammerson is a FTSE 100 REIT with a portfolio of retail property principally in the UK and France of around £8 billion, including 20 prime shopping centres, 22 retail parks and investments in 15 premium designer outlet villages which includes Bicester Village.

Peter has led the Company’s major acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, and the strategy to specialise in the retail sector with the disposal of the Company’s London offices in 2012 and reinvestment in retail assets including a recent portfolio transaction in Ireland.