John Roberts

John Roberts

B.Sc (Hons), MRICS

Head of Automotive and Roadside

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Professional Summary

John has worked within this niche sector for many years and has been a member of the Colliers International Automotive and Roadside Team for over 15 years. His specialist areas of expertise include motor dealerships, car supermarkets, after sales retail networks including motorist centres, trade counter, drive thru' and roadside retail properties.

He acts on behalf of some of the lead investors, developers and occupiers within these sectors dealing with professional, agency, development and investment matters. His clients include, Arnold Clark, Volkswagen Group, Johnsons Cars, AEW, EG Group, CBRE Investors, Formula One Autocentres and Listers Group.


Acquisition of over 15 properties on behalf of Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd over a long term relationship.

Disposal of four Motorpoint Plc investments on a sale and leaseback basis.

Former client director for Kwik Fit, responsible for their acquisition programme for over three years

Dealing with several dealership disposals for Volkswagen Group thought the UK.

Retained advisor to Formula One Autocentres relative to their leasehold estate.




BSc (Hons)

Memberships & Involvements

MRICS - Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Service Lines
Tenant Representation
Featured Research
29 May 2019
Automotive Viewpoint 2019
Most of the political and economic commentary of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 was dominated by talk of Brexit, however, the automotive sector also provided an increasingly loud voice of concern.
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30 Nov 2018
Automotive Insight Autumn 2018
An update on the current Automotive market, looking at the consumer sentiment towards electric cars in light of the Government proposal to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040.
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Featured News
11 Mar 2020
Budget 2020: Colliers International reacts to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s 2020 Budget
Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered his Budget for 2020, setting in stone the Government’s plans for spending and revenue-raising for the year ahead.
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5 Feb 2020
"The UK Government needs to support both the property and petrol retailing sectors to make the conversion to EVs an achievable goal"
John Roberts responds to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement this week regarding the ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars being brought forward from 2040-2035 at the latest.
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15 Sep 2018
Former Renault and Nissan car dealership in Cheltenham sold for £1.9million
Colliers International disposed the asset on behalf of Hylton Group Limited
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22 May 2018
More guidance and support needed from Government if Electric Vehicle (EV) crossover target is to be achieved
Hybrid speculation causing further confusion and new charging points need to at least quadruple to meet demand from the sale of EVs. Colliers International highlights main barriers to meeting Govt targets in inaugural Automotive Viewpoint
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