Colliers International take over management of Solihull’s Mell Square Shopping Centre

13 01 20 IPM birmingham bespoke

Colliers International’s specialist Shopping Centre Management team instructed by IM Properties.

Colliers International’s Investment Property Management (IPM) team has been instructed by the UK's largest privately-owned investor developer, IM Properties, to take over the property management of its 627,000 sq ft shopping centre, Mell Square, in Solihull, Birmingham. 

The IPM division, based in Colliers International’s Birmingham office, will be managing 90 retail units, three office buildings and the new food and beverage destination in the central square which is occupied by three independent food and drink brands Green’s, Vita and Taste Collective.

The 1960s shopping centre, located in Mill Lane, includes anchor retailers Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Argos and Boots and is visited by over a million customers every year. IM Properties, which bought the centre in 2013 from Aviva Investors, has aspirations to further develop the scheme.

Sophie Orme, director in Colliers International’s Investment Property Management division, said: “We have a strong reputation for managing properties - in excess of 40 shopping centres and retail parks across the country. Our experienced and stable team of experts are able to support our clients to develop Mell Square into a shopping destination of choice for everyone.”

IM Properties has an investment portfolio based across the UK and USA. Rob Hemus, Asset Director said: “Colliers’ retail expertise and passion for shopping centres were deciding factors in appointing them. I have been really impressed by their enthusiasm and drive to get the job done well and the personal pride and dedication of the property management professionals in their team.”

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Sophie Orme



We've been lucky enough to work for a variety of  high profile clients, some of whom I have been working on for over the 9 years. This year we were entrusted to increase this mandate.  We 've also been lucky enough to win a number of awards for our management of shopping centres and client portfolios but the satistic that matters the most to me are our market leading rent collection rates.

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Kim Inam

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London - West End

I have joined Colliers International after working for five years in local authority in-house communications roles, leading media and marketing in the environmental, licensing, regeneration and planning sectors. 

Prior to joining local authorities I worked for eight years' experience in journalism in north London reporting on a wide range of subjects including politics, crime, health and housing. For three and a half years I managed the team of reporters to produce nine weekly newspapers, a  monthly supplement and the newspapers' social media platforms.

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