Matthew Hobbs

Matthew Hobbs

B.Sc, FRICS, ACIArb

Head of Retail - Lease Advisory

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Professional Summary

Having worked in the Lease Advisory side for over 30 years, Matthew is a specialist in high value retail / leisure rent reviews, lease renewals and lease negotiations.

This includes luxury shops and bars / restaurants in Central London along with other large shops (particularly supermarkets, department stores and variety stores) and flagship stores for both landlords and tenants in London and throughout the UK.

His team of seven full time professional surveyors and four consultants deal with retail / restaurant rent reviews, lease renewals and regears for landlords and occupiers in all of the major towns and cities in the UK. He also works closely with the agency and investment teams in asset management initiatives, lease restructuring and investment acquisitions and sales.

He is on the RICS panel of Independent Experts and is regularly called upon to act as third party on high value rent reviews in Central London and throughout the country.

Accomplishments

Matthew enjoys leading a team, but with a true hands on approach, working at the coal face to achieve the best possible results for his clients, particularly on the larger and more complex cases.

He has in depth experience in preparing cases to arbitrators and independent experts as well as having attended oral hearings and preparing court reports.

He is on the RICS Panel of Independent Experts and is regularly approached to act as third party in rent review cases.

He has published a number of papers on topical / legal issues relating to the retail / restaurant markets and presents the findings to the City.

Services:

  • Valuation and Advisory Services

Property Type:

  • Retail

Skills:

  • Consultancy Services
  • Lease Advisory

Testimonials:

".... thank you for such a terrific result on the rent review…..next stop, lease renewal!!" (Helen McVie, Delancey)

".... I’ll pass this on to my German clients. As discussed they are delighted with the outcome. Thanks." (Martin Payne, TIAA Henderson)

".... A pleasure and once again thank you so much for all your help on this. Kind regards" (Ben Ridgewell, Land Securities)

".... 10/10 for all of your feedback questions! -  Did our service meet your expectations? (scored 1-10) - 10 / Did we deliver the intended result? (scored 1-10) - 10 /  Would you recommend us? (scored 1-10) - 10..." (Michael Lambert, Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc)

Clients:

On the landlord side, Matthew works for all of the major funds and institutions including Aberdeen-Standard Asset Management, Aviva Investors, BMO Real Estate Partners, Legal & General, M&G and TIAA Henderson along with a range of property companies - from the very largest such as Land Securities, Hammerson and Delancey to smaller, privately owned vehicules and high net worth individuals.

On the tenant side, he acts for a number of multiple chains of retail and restaurant tenants in relation to their flagship stores in London and throughout the UK.

Education:

Royal Grammer School, Guildford
University of Glamorgan

Memberships & Involvements:

ACIArb - Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Qualified as an Independent Expert and regularly asked to act as third party on high value retail rent review cases

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