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.

Paul Cawood
Director, Leasing

Role: Tenant relations/leasing, acquisition assessment and strategic retail planning.

+44 (0) 20 7471 8702

Paul has thirty four years experience in retail property leasing with firms such as Knight Frank, Shearer Harris and Partners, and was former Head of Retail for Lambert Smith Hampton.

Over his career, Paul’s retailer contacts and direct experience in leasing are extensive.

Paul joined Balmain in April 2004.

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
Director, Asset Management

Role: Group asset management and operations strategy and delivery

+44 (0) 20 7471 8704

Tim has twenty six years property and asset management experience.

Tim’s career started at Donaldsons.  In 2000 he joined MEPC and then specialist retail developer Thornfield.

On joining Balmain in 2005 Tim assumed responsibility for the asset management of properties in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Tim now oversees day-to-day asset and property management activities across Balmain’s portfolio as well as the project technical teams.

Jonathan Turner
Director, Finance

Role: Group finance director.

+44 (0) 20 7471 8705

Jonathan joined Balmain in 2005 and is responsible for the overall operational and financial control, reporting and valuation aspects of the business.

He came from Westfield where he established the operational reporting and corporate accounting functions.

Jonathan has over twenty years of property experience in Ireland and the UK, both in a financial and operating capacity.


Stuart Lang
Director, Asset Management

Role: Group asset management and operations strategy and delivery

+44 (0) 20 7471 8706

Stuart shares the responsibility for Balmain’s asset and property management teams representing external clients including supporting their investment and divestment activities.

He has twenty one years retail property sector experience in the UK, Australia and continental Europe.

Previously with Jones Lang LaSalle; he has held roles covering property and asset management, development, leasing, marketing and consulting for many multinational investment and occupier clients.