Dan Simms

Dan Simms

MRICS, B.Sc

Co-Head of Retail Agency

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About

Professional Summary

With over 27 years experience in the retail market, Dan is the Co-Head of the UK Retail Agency team at Colliers International.

Dan & the UK Retail Agency team provide specialist advice on leasing and developing Shopping Centre, High Street & Out of Town property all across the UK for leading landlords including intu, Legal & General, Axa, Aviva, Landsec, Blackrock and NewRiver.

Dan & the team also advise a large number of leading and emerging retailers, including Dixons Carphone, Oliver Bonas, Sky, iSmash, Superdrug, Savers, Fraser Hart, Ecco, Sweaty Betty, Costa & Boux Avenue on their acquisition and disposal programmes.

Dan has regularly commented on the retail market in national media including BBC News, Newsnight, LBC, CNBC, BBC Radio 4, The FT, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Times, Bloomberg and most property media channels. 

 

Accomplishments

The Colliers International retail agency team is one of the most active and successful agency teams in the UK retail market and advises on:

- over 800 retail & leisure deals every year right across the UK
- over 200 store acquisitions each year for 25 leading retailers
- 6 million sq.ft of shopping centre leasing instructions

 

Education

The University of Reading (Land Management)
The Windsor Boys' School

Memberships & Involvements

Shop Agents Society, Accessible Retail, Revo, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Clients

Legal & General, Landsec, Aviva, Realis, Dixons Carphone, Intu, NewRiver Retail, Boux Avenue,  Costa, Catalyst Capital, Oliver Bonas, Sweaty Betty, Blackrock, Sky/iSmash, Fraser Hart, AS Watson

Services

Skills
Business Brokerage, Development Advisory, Portfolios, Supermarkets, Warehouses, Project Leasing, Transaction Services, Disposal Advice, High Street Retail, Retail Park, Shopping Centres
Service Lines
Occupier Services - Offices, Development Advisory
Property Types
Retail
Specializations
Retail

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My Team

Featured Research
26 Jun 2019
Midsummer Retail Report 2019
After an unprecedented year of turmoil, the UK retail sector and the property market that it supports is having to reinvent itself.
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23 May 2018
Midsummer Retail Report 2018
When a market becomes as dislocated as UK retail property currently is, you have to look beyond the standard property metrics to see what is happening.
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Featured News
30 Aug 2019
2.5 million sq ft of ex-BHS retail space still vacant
Three years after BHS went into administration, 53 stores are still sitting empty – Major restructuring and repositioning of UK retail space on the way.
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11 Jan 2019
'Super Thursday’ results creating smoke and mirrors
'Super Thursday’ is perhaps the biggest retail reporting day of the year, certainly of the post-Christmas period. Today’s results are a mixed bag, but much of it is smoke and mirrors, say Retail experts at global real estate advisor Colliers International.
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21 Jun 2018
New property leasing approach proposed to target UK retail troubles
Colliers International’s Midsummer Retail Research campaign
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