Retail Consulting Team

Meet our Retail Consulting Team

Jonathan De Mello

Equity Partner

Jonathan De Mello

07828 919 680

Jonathan specialises in providing tailored solutions to the retail, retail banking and retail property sectors. Jonathan leads CWM's Retail Consultancy team and spearheads strategic retail consultancy projects for clients worldwide; creating strategies to help clients to maximise their retail potential.

Jonathan has been working as a specialist consultant in the retail and retail property sectors for over 20 years and his advice has benefited a wide range of clients. Jonathan was instrumental in developing Harper Dennis Hobbs' retail consultancy offer and prior to joining HDH held similar roles at CBRE, Experian, CACI and Management Horizons.

Jonathan is a regular conference speaker and has spoken at a number of major events including ICSC-RECON and BCSC. Jonathan has also given lectures at London Business School, Cass Business School and ICSC and BCSC educational events.

As well as Jonathan’s client and teaching commitments, he is an elected member of the KPMG/IPSOS Retail Think Tank, and regularly provides expert commentary on the retail and property sectors in national and international media; having appeared as a retail expert on the BBC, ITN, Sky and Radio 4’s Today Program, and contributed to articles printed in the FT, Times, Telegraph, Economist and various specialist retail/property publications.

Jonathan's Twitter feed was recently listed by Retail Week in the top 100 'most influential' Twitter feeds to follow.

Louis Brewer

Associate Partner

Louis Brewer

07931 156 986

Louis’ role in CWM’s Retail Consulting team is based around number crunching and spotting trends. He is trained in spatial and statistical analytics and employs these skills to help retailers understand what drives trading performance across their entire commercial ecosystem. Louis has advised a diverse range of retailers, from international tech giants to specialist chocolatiers.

Louis also works with landlords, leveraging his experience with retailer clients to advise on identifying investment opportunities, acquisition due diligence, and asset management. He has helped property investors, developers and managers in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Louis has been working as a consultant in the retail property sphere since 2016. Prior to joining CWM in 2020, Louis was part of the Retail Consultancy team at Harper Dennis Hobbs.