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Millie Edwards

Head of Leasing, Westfield London

Millie joined URW in January 2024 as Head of Leasing for Westfield London, the largest shopping centre in Europe. Prior to this, Millie spent 3.5 years at Hammerson plc as Senior Leasing Manager, initially heading up the F&B / leisure team with a day-to-day leasing focus on WestQuay, Southampton and Highcross, Leicester. In her final 2 years, she was responsible for all retail, F&B and leisure leasing activity at Brent Cross shopping centre, North London. Aside from leasing, Millie formed part of Hammerson’s ‘Leasing and Commercialisation Leadership’ division, which was responsible for reviewing third party supplier agreements, procuring new software and managing CRM.

Millie started her career in retail agency having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at Savills in 2012. Millie has also held positions at Cushman & Wakefield, as well as boutique practice, Bruce Gillingham Pollard, where she specialised in F&B and leisure agency across the UK.

In her current role, Millie’s responsibilities include writing and delivering the retail leasing strategy and future leasing vision for the Westfield London asset, setting annual budgets and delivering the Business Plan leasing targets together with her team of retail leasing managers.

Millie graduated from the University of Leeds with an Honors degree in Geography and then went onto Oxford Brookes University to complete a Masters Degree in Real Estate Management. Millie spends most of her spare time doting on her 3 year old daughter, but also enjoys regular Peloton and reformer pilates sessions, and of course a spot of retail therapy!