Awford is a senior associate in the retail team of Nuveen Real Estate. She is currently the senior asset manager for St James Quarter in Edinburgh. Since 2019 she has worked on a range of assets and mandates, including Westfield Stratford, the Retail Warehouse Fund and two UK balanced funds. Prior to joining Nuveen, Awford was an asset manager at L&G. She has held previous roles in investment at Morgan Williams and Knight Frank. Awford also works as a sector lead for sustainability, encouraging actions to improve ESG credentials and climate resilience.