Colliers International Expands Licensed & Leisure Team with Two Senior Lease Advisory Appointments

Nigel Ball and Mark Elbourne are highly experienced lease advisory professionals in the licensed sector, they bring with them an unrivalled and established network of contacts, which will go a long way in supporting James Shorthouse with his growth plans for Colliers’ UK Licensed and Leisure team.

“Nigel and Mark bring a unique combination of professional expertise and wide ranging relationships in the licensed sector. They have worked in the sector at the highest levels providing commercial and balanced advice, understanding the drivers for both landlords and tenants” said Tony Horrell, Colliers International’s CEO in UK & Ireland.  “These appointments will give us even greater strength and capacity to advise clients on re-gears, rent reviews and lease renewals in licensed properties.”

Nigel Ball

A senior real estate professional with 30 years’ experience in the lease advisory field, Nigel joins us from BNP Paribas where he has led and managed their lease advisory business line. He is a recognised expert in the licensed leisure market, focussed on delivering property cost reduction and value added solutions for pub and restaurant businesses, as well as advising investors with holdings in the wider leisure sector, including health & fitness, cinema, bowling and other leisure uses. Nigel is appointed to the RICS President's panel of dispute resolvers, qualified to act as an arbitrator in pub and restaurant disputes in London and the South-East.

Mark Elbourne

A lease negotiator and expert witness. Mark has spent 15 years specialising in the licensed and leisure sector, with particular focus on the high street food and beverage market. He advises on a wide range of landlord and tenant issues, as well as asset management.  Mark is an experienced expert witness regularly dealing with complex disputes, referrals to arbitration, independent expert determination and court.  He also joins us from BNP Paribas.

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Nigel Ball

Director

London - West End

A senior real estate professional with 30 years’ experience in the lease advisory field. Prior to joing Colliers in April 2018, I worked for 12 years at BNP Paribas Real Estate, where I led the lease advisory business line, launched its licensed leisure team and was a Trustee of the pension fund.

I am an expert in the licensed leisure market, focussed on delivering property cost reduction and value added solutions for pub and restaurant businesses, as well as advising investors with holdings in the wider leisure sector, including health & fitness, cinema, bowling and other leisure uses.

I have extensive experience of Central London pub, bar, nightclub and restaurant rent review disputes, acting either as expert witness or as Arbitrator.

I am appointed to the RICS President's panel of dispute resolvers, qualified to act as an arbitrator in pub and restaurant disputes in London and the South-East.

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Mark Elbourne

Director

London - West End

Mark is an experienced negotiator and lease advisory expert working in our specialist Licensed & Leisure team.  He is a Chartered Surveyor and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

 

For the last 15 years Mark has specialised in the leisure sector, dealing with rent reviews, lease renewals, and lease re-structuring. Mark is an experienced expert witness regularly dealing with complex disputes, referrals to arbitration, independent expert determination and court.

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