Industrial & Logistics



Working with occupiers, developers and investors, our Industrial and Logistics team offers best-in-class advice and industrial property solutions. Based in 10 strategically located regional offices across the UK, we provide national expertise alongside detailed local knowledge.

 

The Colliers Industrial & logistics team utilizes the services of the wider UK and EMEA business, offering investment, building consultancy, planning, research, asset management, valuation, business space lease consultancy and rating expertise. Our specialist rents map provides vital information on national trends to assist you in your decision making process.

 

With international and household brands such as IKEA, Amazon and Ocado under out belt, the team continue to grow market dominance with over 300 deals transacted in the last year. This equates to over 20 million sq ft of space; or 20% of all industrial take-up in the same period. Of this, we were responsible for 45% of the largest deals in the UK.
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Our Services

We advise occupier clients on acquiring suitable industrial space throughout the UK.

Our local knowledge and our comprehensive list of owners and occupiers makes us one of the leading industrial acquisitions specialists in the UK. Our 30 strong team, based in 10 strategically positioned regional locations provides industry advice supported by local expertise. We understand the requirements of modern businesses, including the need for a suitable size, price, specifications, and in today’s world, location and connectivity to multimodal transport links.

 

Our services include:

  • We work with a wide range of clients to assure their business needs and requirements are met including:
  • Warehouses
  • Distribution centres
  • Factories and manufacturing plants
  • Workshops
  • Trade counters
  • Data centres

 

Why choose us:

Searching for the property only represents a small element of our acquisition services.  As well as conducting searches, organising and accompanying on viewings and appraising suitable sites, our real value add is our skills in negations.

Unrepresented occupiers are often at a disadvantage, so instructing an acquisition surveyor will enhance your negotiating position. As leading agents we can give clients the confidence that the best terms available will be negotiated.

Colliers International Industrial Investment team provide market leading transactional advice to a wide variety of institutional clients as well as property companies and high net worth individuals across the UK.

As well as multi-let industrial product the team also focuses on the datacentre, trade counter, distribution warehouse and chiller facility / coldstore markets where the team have developed a strong reputation based on the depth of their specialist market knowledge.

 

Working closely with Colliers International’s Industrial Agency colleagues across the UK, we have developed on the ground, regional knowledge that has enabled us to pre-empt market opportunities and develop successful strategies for clients.

We pride ourselves on providing correct, detailed investment advice first time round. Colliers Industrial Investment team has gained a strong reputation for offering specialist advice on sale and lease back opportunities and undertake performance analysis and forecasting within the Business Space market.  With our excellent contacts we are often able to secure off market opportunities for our existing client base.

Colliers International Industrial & Logistics team work with developers, investors and occupiers to successfully value and dispose of assets all across the UK.

Our sector specialists and dedicated researchers know the market, and can easily identify new trends and opportunities. Our clients choose us because of our comprehensive network of industry contacts and the long-term success of our experienced senior team. When it comes to disposing of an asset, we do so effectively and ultimately with the best outcome for our clients.

 

Why choose us:

  • Our comprehensive network of industry contacts.
  • Our proven marketing techniques and the long-term success of our experienced senior team.
  • Intrinsic knowledge of logistic and distribution channels means that in many cases we will have a shortlist of possible companies needing to acquire the asset before we are even instructed.

 

We can quickly and effectively dispose of industrial property including:

  • Leasing and pre-leasing of warehouse and distribution space.
  • Selling of vacant units.
  • Disposals of land for development.

Our Logistics and Industrial team provide an expert lease advisory service to a broad range of clients throughout the UK.

By combining our local knowledge together with the expertise of the Business Space Lease Advisory team, our client base is diverse and covers a wide range of private and public companies, developers, major corporations as well as many financial institutions and funds.

 

We provide lease advisory in the following areas:

  • Lease Renewals
  • Rent Reviews
  • Rental Valuations
  • Consultancy advice

Colliers International provides development advice to a wide range of Industrial and Logistics clients across the UK.

Development can be a complex process and a successful outcome requires a great deal of careful planning, analysis and knowledge, both in terms of the markets and the process itself.

When working on this type of project, it is essential to align the right team of professionals with skills and knowledge which work together to address each element of the process effectively.

Our principal aim is to help our clients to create value and maximise the returns from their assets. This applies equally to consultancy and transactional projects.

Properties We Cover
MultimodalHubs
Multimodal Hubs
DistributionCentres
Distribution Centres
Warehouses
Warehouses
Coldstores
Coldstores
Manufacturing
Manufacturing Plants
TradeCounterrs
Trade Counters
DataCentres
Data Centres
ResearchDevelopment
Research & Development Centres

Professional Bodies

We work to serve the interests of our clients and the wider industry. As a result Colliers' staff sit on a number of professional bodies:

ProfessionalBodies

Spring Barometer 2019


This year, the most speculative industrial space is being delivered in the East Midlands, satisfying demand for larger warehouses.

 

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Industrial Rent Maps

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Case Studies

LidlCaseStudy
Lidl, Bristol

600,000 sq ft Freehold Acquisition

33 acres for a planned regional distribution centre in Avonmouth, Bristol

BirchCoppiceCaseStudy
IM Properties, Birch Coppice, Tamworth

778,000 sq ft Disposal

Pre-let to Euro Car Parts Ltd

Disposal on behalf of IM Properties

AvivaCaseStudy
AVIVA, Southampton

£37,000,000 Investment

15 acre mixed-use park inc. warehouse, distribution, office and R&D facilities totalling 280,000 sq ft

Endeavour Park, Millbrook Trading Estate, Southampton

Leadership
Len Rosso
Head of Industrial and Logistics
London - West End

Len has more than 30 years' experience in the commercial property sector. Having started out as a trainee surveyor in 1983 he moved on to set up Jansons in 1990, a niche agency specialising in industrial in North and West London. In 2004/5 the business was voted Industrial Agency of the Year, this being the first ever non West End national practice to have won this prestigious award. In that same year the business transacted in excess of 3.5 million sq ft which accounted for in excess of 50% of the total transactions for the North and West London market.


Since joining Colliers International, as the Head of the UK Logistics and Industrial Department, the objectives are the same as always, to outperform all competitors whilst providing the highest level of service to all our clients. In 2018, the Colliers International UK Industrial & Logistics team completed over 250 deals totalling over 15 million sq ft. 

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