Great Western Arcade, Birmingham

“A unique, distinctive retail emporium.”

I-AM have been appointed by CBRE Global Investors as asset managers on the retail element of the newly acquired Great Western Arcade. CBRE Global Investors acquired the listed retail arcade and office block in August 2014 on behalf of its CBRE UK Property Fund LP. I-AM’s remit is to deliver the asset management strategy in accordance with the Funds investment requirements.

I-AM will focus on developing the unique position the asset occupies in Birmingham’s retail hierarchy. Located in the heart of the Central Business District, Great Western Arcade will provide a distinctive mixed offer of retail, dining and health and beauty services to the premium consumer audience on its doorstep.

Matthew McDonald, Fund Manager for CBRE UK Property Fund LP said, “We have appointed Insite Asset Management on Great Western Arcade as we recognise the retail element of the asset needs specialist retail knowledge and skills. We have worked with I-AM at The Clock Towers in Rugby and they have delivered and we believe they will be equally successful with this scheme.”

Nigel Poad, Managing Director of Insite Asset Management said, “We are delighted to be appointed on such a unique asset and that Matthew and his team have faith in what we do. Our skill sets and hands on approach are perfectly suited to delivering what is needed at Great Western Arcade.”