Midsummer Retail Report 2018

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When a market becomes as dislocated as UK retail property currently is, you have to look beyond the standard property metrics to see what is happening.

Midsummer Retail Report 2018

Midsummer Retail Report 2018

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James Shorthouse

Head of Alternative Markets

London - West End

James is one of the UK's leading advisers in Pub, Bar, Restaurant and Leisure sectors. He has worked in the sector for over 25 years, a period during which the sector has undergone enormous changes in its operational, ownership and regulatory structures.

Acting on behalf of major operators, investors and banks on portfolios and high value single assets, James' operator clients include Greene King, ei group, Casual Dining Group, and Novus. On the investor side, for many years he advised Nomura and Terra Firma, worked closely with Cerberus European Capital on all of its leisure sector investments and has recently advised Patron Capital, Stellex and NewRiver.

Within Colliers International, James heads up the UK Licensed & Leisure team and also runs the businesses Alternative Markets Division which encompasses Hotels, Automotive, Healthcare, and other specialist Leisure teams.

Throughout his career James has advised major UK and International lenders, both on new lending and on developing and executing exit strategies for distressed lending positions. His team have worked with a number of F&B operators to rationalise their portfolios and have advised landlords on how to preserve value and retain tenants in difficult times.

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Ross Kirton

Head of UK Leisure Agency

London - West End

Ross is Chartered Surveyor who specialises in the food & beverage and urban leisure sectors throughout the UK.

He has advised many of the UK's leading occupiers in respect of growth plans.  He also advises a number of landlords and developers in respect of leisure uses such as Cinemas,  Restaurants & Bars, Gyms, Casinos and Experiential Leisure uses. 

In 2013 he was elected Chairman of the Restaurant Property Advisors Society and remains a commitee member.  
 

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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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