Group Executive Team

  • The directors and senior staff of Balmain have significant shopping centre and retail sector experience including direct responsibility for asset and property management, leasing, project & technical, and investment transactions.
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James Turner
Group Managing Director

Role: Investments, finance, structuring and group strategy.

+44 (0) 20 7471 8707

Prior to establishing Balmain in 2003, James held various senior positions with Westfield over a ten year career, culminating in establishing their European shopping centre business in London in 1998.

James has been directly involved with 2.7 million sqm and EUR 10.5 billion of shopping centre assets over his twenty seven year career.

Jonathan Turner
Balmain Group Finance Director

Role: Group finance director

+44 (0) 20 7471 8705

Jonathan is the finance director for the Balmain Group, responsible for the overall financial reporting and control as well as corporate legal and tax related matters.

Jonathan has over twenty-eight years of experience in the property industry and having originally joined Balmain Asset Management in 2005 has a wealth of experience in property / portfolio acquisitions and disposals across a range of platforms and jurisdictions and has been involved in debt refinancing, restructuring as well as development finance.

He has also established operational and corporate finance teams from inception including creation and implementation of financial process and procedures both with Balmain and previous employments.

Paul Cawood

Role: Director of Leasing

+44 (0) 20 7471 8702

Paul has thirty-five years’ experience in retail property leasing, asset management and development initially in the UK with firms such as Knight Frank, Shearer Harris and Lambert Smith Hampton.

Paul’s retailer contacts and direct leasing experience are extensive. He has been personally involved in leasing over sixty shopping centres.

Paul joined Balmain Asset Management in April 2004 and is now a non-executive director.

Paul leads the retail leasing team with responsibility for strategy and delivery including centre remodelling and tenant mix improvement. He has built up a wealth of market knowledge and contacts in the Central European market.

Paul was the founder of the Shop Agents Society and is founder and chairman of a charity for disabled children, the Elifar Foundation (

Tim Rylance

Role: Director of Property Management, Management Accounts and Project & Technical Services

+44 (0) 20 7471 8704

Tim has 28 years property and asset management experience. His career started at Donaldson’s. In 2000 joined MEPC and then specialist retail developer Thornfield.

Tim has a wealth of experience in retail leasing and shopping centre asset management. Tim joined Balmain Asset Management in 2005, He is responsible for overseeing Property Management, Management Accounts and Project and Technical Services.

In Poland, he has provided Asset Management, Leasing and added value remodelling to around 1.5m sq.ft in circa 11 properties with an overall value estimate of £500m.

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