Delegate Profile

GUNN Ken

Job TitleManaging Director

Company NameKen Gunn Consulting

About

Ken Gunn has provided specialist feasibility and investment studies for more than 30 years. He spent the first part of his career working for major retailers and the last two decades at CACI, FSP and Pragma, where he led more than 600 consultancy projects. Notable commissions include Westfield London, Dundrum Dublin, Elektrownia Powiśle Warsaw and The Dubai Mall.

Ken is an authority on Designer Outlet Centres and has worked on more than 180 outlet projects in 35 countries. Examples include:

  • Feasibility Studies – West Midlands Designer Outlet, Fashion Arena Prague and Paddock Paris
  • Growth Strategies – Gunwharf Quays, McArthurGlen Troyes and Franciacorta Outlet Village
  • Pre-Acquisition Studies - Rosada Fashion Outlet, Designer Outlet Wolfsburg and Braintree Designer Outlet

Ken produces comprehensive and highly contextualised assessments of site potential which are evidence based, forward looking and incorporate the latest best practice and trends. He is skilled in helping clients adapt the outlet format to fit smaller markets, to become regional tourism or leisure destinations and to suit more urban locations. This includes the conversion of redundant shopping malls.

Ken has presented at more than 20 ICSC, MAGDUS and MAPIC conferences. His insight is respected by brands and investors and has appeared in The Wall Street Journal. 

In May 2019, he established Ken Gunn Consulting to focus on growing demand from the outlet community for his services. 

 

 

About Ken Gunn Consulting

Ken Gunn Consulting is one of the most experienced, respected and influential consultancies serving the global outlet industry. Located in London, the business specialises in helping clients plan new developments, assess potential acquisitions and increase sales and income through consultancy advice which is based upon comprehensive and highly contextualised examinations of site potential.

To ensure realistic and forward looking advice, Ken Gunn Consulting maintains a unique database of outlet centre catchments, brand portfolios, site characteristics, footfall, trading estimates and news. This database collates information from across Europe and has evolved to become the leading source of statistics and trends for the outlet community.

Ken Gunn consulting’s core services are:

  • Feasibility Studies - comprehensive, independent assessments of trading performance for new outlet centres and advice to create the ideal site proposition for brands and guests
  • Pre-Acquisition Reviews – rapid assessments of trading performance, growth opportunities and future value at existing sites, prior to purchase 
  • Asset Strategy – comprehensive evaluation of market opportunities, site characteristics and trading performance at existing designer outlet centres, with recommendations for optimising sales growth
  • Implementation – using project outputs to achieve change at key points in the asset lifecycle, including concept design, authorisation, investment, construction and leasing 

 

Conference Sessions

  • OUTLET SUMMIT

    12-Nov-2019, 14:45 - 18:45, Majestic Hotel Cannes

    This summit is a by invitation only event* CONFIRM YOUR PRESENCE: https://reedmidem.formstack.com/forms/mapic_outlet_summit_2019 *IMPORTANT: in order to atten...

    • Language: English

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