Chris Igwe is one of the world’s leading authorities on global retail and highly sought after for his knowledge and insights.
Based in Paris, he is Co-Chair, ULI Retail & Entertainment Council. He is special advisor to global brands, owners and investors on strategic matters at his own consultancy firm, Chris Igwe International, as well as Managing Partner at More Or Less, representing exclusively tenants in their lease-related problems. From 2007 to 2015 he was Head of Retail, France at CBRE. Before that, Managing Director Europe, ICSC, and prior to that Head of Real Estate Europe at Foot Locker and then Gap.
Retail clients include 7 For All Mankind, Costco, Disney, Hard Rock Café, Michael Kors, Nike, Sunglass Hut, Swarovski, TUMI, Vapiano. Landlords include AEW, Apsys, FREO, Inter Ikea, Value Retail, Unibail Rodamco.
Chris is an international speaker, MAPIC Steering Committee Member and Master of Ceremony, a lecturer for ICSC and Bayfield Training.
Chris is multi-lingual, a coach and mentor to industry professionals.