Robert Smithson

Robert Smithson

B.Sc (Hons), AssocRICS

Senior Surveyor

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Professional Summary

Operating from Colliers' Leeds and Manchester offices, I work to provide expert brokerage and professional services to the Parks, Sports and Marinas and Hotels Agency departments.

Covering a wide range of issues, I have been involved in some of the largest park and hotel deals over the last 6 years in the UK.

On behalf of both private and corporate clients I continue to strive to ensure that Colliers International's reputation for service excellence and professionalism is upheld.


2017 -

Again was involved in some of the most high profile transactions in the parks and hotel sectors over the year including the sale of Westholme Estate on behalf of Deutsche Asset Management, the acqusition of Sampool Holiday Park on behalf of leisure resorts and the sale of Percy Wood Caravan Park on behalf of Shorewod Leisure; as well as the highly confidential sale of the Holiday Inn Salisbury Stonehenge on behalf of the owning Trust.

2016 -

Worked on the sales of several high profile provincial hotel assets such as the New Ellington Hotel Leeds, Kenwood Hall Hotel Sheffield and Ringwood Hall Hotel Chesterfield as well as 2 of the biggest park deals in the UK that year - Heatherview Country Park and King Fisher Country Park; both in County Durham.


Colliers International - AssocRICS; RICS Registered Valuer.

Royal Agricultural University - BSc (Hons); FdSc; MRAU​

Memberships & Involvements

RICS, AssocRICS, RICS Registered Valuer


I have worked for a wide range of private individuals and coroporate clients including Northwood Investors, BDO LLP, KPMG, Park Leisure, Downing LLP, Alix Partners, Begbies Traynor, Armstrong Watson, Yorkshire Bank, Rockspring, Clarenco LLP, Marathon Asset Management, Principal Hotels, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Lonestar, Tingdene, Crerar Hotels, Ashdale Hotels, York House Leisure, Bangarra Group, Lake District Hotels, London & Regional, Deutsche Asset Management, Shorewood Leisure, Somerston Capital, RBS and The Vincent Hotel Group to name but a few.


“Before contacting Colliers International to sell our hotel, The Grange, we were using another agent who didn’t communicate with us at all.  We instructed Colliers and found Julian Troup and Robert Smithson an absolute joy to work with.  Extremely personable people.  The price was pitched just right, we were constantly kept informed of interested parties and subsequent processes of the sale, we had no timewasters and got the result we wanted.  Would not hesitate to recommend Julian and his team”. - Former owner of the Grange Hotel, Grange Over Sands

“We found the work carried out by Colliers to be thoroughly excellent at all stages from pre-sale, through negotiations to the completion of the sale. We had every confidence from Colliers that we would indeed achieve the right deal for our company. The decision to retain Colliers International for the marketing of a further 5 hotels in our company was a direct consequence of the work they undertook on the sale of GoGlasgow.” - Paddy Crerar – Crerar Hotels – Sale of GoGlasgow Urban Hotel

“The Colliers team were very professional and Rob and the team always got back to me very promptly. He generated a great deal of interest and viewings.” – Former owner of The Ashes Caravan Park, Cumbria

"Agent of the year!" - Former owner of Saddlebrook Park, Kent

10/10! - Former owner of Lincoln Farm Park, Oxfordshire


Disposal Advice, Licensed & Leisure
Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types
Featured News
29 Oct 2019
Local couple acquires Ellesmere woodland lodge site
The specialist Parks team at Colliers International and local specialist Forge Property Consultants has sold the 51 acre Woodland Park Lodges.
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14 Nov 2018
Brickyard Farm Lakes holiday park sold to private family operator
International interest shown in North Yorkshire holiday caravan park
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7 Jun 2018
Colliers International appointed to sell Eden Arms Hotel, near Durham, for Shearings Leisure Group
The agents are seeking offers in the region of £1.65 million
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7 Jun 2018
Colliers International appointed to sell coastal hotel in Morecambe for Shearings Leisure Group
The agents are seeking offers in the region of £1.3 million
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