Michaela Dakin - Consultant

Michaela is one of the UK’s leading retail real estate consultants with a huge passion for retail, mixed use and placemaking.


Experienced in providing strategic leasing advice on prime retail assets and developments for URW, Hammerson, Land Securities, Grosvenor and British Land, Michaela has built valuable long term international relationships within the occupier market. 


Michaela’s wealth of knowledge and network provide landlord clients with an informed strategic occupational overview.  She can enable key retailer discussions to bring that strategy to life.


Michaela joined Sheila King International in April 2020 following a 20-year career at Cushman & Wakefield as an International Partner within their EMEA Retail Team.


Ruby Elmhirst  -  Consultant


Ruby Elmhirst joined Sheila King in May 2019 following her role as Brand Manager at The Maiyet Collective where she sourced, secured and managed partnerships with 80+ brands. The Collective was described as 'fashion's coolest sustainable store' by Refinery 29 and the 'pop-up reinventing eco-fashion' by The Financial Times.

Prior to this, Ruby worked with L'Estrange developing their brand partnerships and concept for their first retail 'Appartment'. She also worked on the press and marketing strategy for the emerging beauty brand EX1 Cosmetics for the launch with ASOS.

Ruby is responsible for tracking new emerging brands, concepts and mixed use trends, as well as digitally native retailers as they move into physical space.

Philippa Watson – Consultant

Philippa joined SKI in February 2016 after 13 years as a senior executive at the McArthurGlen Group, the developer, owner and manager of designer outlets across Europe.

Her work focused on the leasing and asset management of both existing schemes and proposed developments across the portfolio. This enabled her to forge extensive relationships directly with retailers and agents across the premium retail sector.


Suzanne Tobias  -  Consultant

Suzanne is responsible for client liaison and the administration of the business.


Suzanne has over 20 years’ experience within Corporate Access, working as a roadshow and conference manager, prior to that as and executive assistant at leading financial companies, including Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


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