Russell leads the retail and leisure agency department and his main responsibilities involve advising clients on mixed use, out-of-town and edge-of-town centre development schemes across the UK. He advises a number of national retail clients on their acquisitions and disposals strategy as well as asset management initiatives across their portfolios.

He has extensive experience of retail and leisure agency and development work, dealing with retail developments for both the food and non-food retail sectors advising occupiers, developers and funds.

Russell initially joined Rapleys in the industrial/business space department before working in the development team and then the retail and leisure department. He was elected as a partner in 2000.

Prior to joining Rapleys, Russell worked in the residential property development sector.