John Roberts | Colliers International | Birmingham

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

Featured Research
28 May 2020
The Road Ahead Automotive & Roadside Sector Update - June 2020
The Automotive and Roadside sector has been affected by the COVID-19 lockdown, as much if not more than other sectors. As reopening plans are developed, we explore how dealerships will operate while taking social distancing measures into account. What should be taken into consideration when reopening? How will the market will react to the 'new norm'?
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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
23 Jun 2020
John Roberts, Head of Automotive and Roadside at Colliers International comments on today’s UK Government announcement to boost green economic recovery in the automotive sector.
“Today’s UK Government announcement regarding its £73.5 million Advanced Propulsion Centre funding to boost green economic recovery in the automotive sector is welcome news for the future of the industry. It will certainly help to develop the technology required to enable cars to be more efficient, having a greater range, and will ultimately contribute to keeping the UK on the path to net zero emissions by 2050."
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26 May 2020
Automotive response to Boris Johnson's announcement regarding car showrooms reopening on 1st June 2020
John Robert's response to Boris Johnson's announcement about dealerships reopening.
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11 May 2020
Colliers International is recognised for 15 CoStar Q1 2020 deal awards
Colliers International is proud to have been recognised for 15 CoStar Q1 2020 deal awards across the UK business.
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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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