Property agent CBRE has appointed Phil Cann as UK Head of Retail.

Cann, who succeeds Ciaran Bird who was promoted to UK Managing Director of CBRE in January, currently leads the UK Retail Capital Markets team.

Bird said: “I am delighted that Phil has agreed to take on the important role of leading the UK retail team. Phil’s experience and knowledge of the retail market will help him drive and grow our retail offer to ensure we continue to provide the best advice and service to our clients.”

Cann said: “I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead what is already a strong retail team and am looking forward to the future opportunities that this new role will bring especially at a time when the retail sector is going through such change.”

CBRE chairman of EMEA and UK Retail Malcolm Dalgleish said: “Having worked with Phil for the past 20 years I know that he will be an excellent leader for the retail team. Under Phil’s leadership we will continue to grow and strengthen our retail capabilities. As a highly valued member of the business, his promotion will provide a smooth transition for our clients and the team. I look forward to working with Phil over the coming months as he moves into his new role.”