Talk to us about acquisitions, leasing, disposals, investment, lease advisory, valuations, and M&A transactions in the licensed and leisure sector.
From health and fitness, pubs, bars and restaurants to cinemas, competitive socialising and leisure destinations, choose an experienced and knowledgeable partner.
We have been advising the pub, bar and late night sector for over 30 years and are trusted by many of the UK’s leading wet led operators, as well as some of the exciting newcomers.
Working with us, you can benefit from our great relationships with institutional landlords, property companies and local authorities.
Talk to us about:
- Acquisition of land or shell property for new build pubs
- Acquisition of properties suitable for A4 use
- Disposal of non-core assets for existing or alternative uses
- Leasing of properties for pub, bar or late night sector uses
The leisure and restaurant sector is changing. Increasingly tech-savvy consumers and ever-demanding Millennials are looking for more from their social venues.
If you are a landlord, talk to us about:
- Acquisition of premises for A3, A4 and D2 use
- Integrating leisure and food & beverage uses into existing mixed use schemes
- Development consultancy on proposed developments
- Asset management from identifying dated concepts to introducing more relevant offers
- Identifying underutilised space and maximising its value
Whether you are a landlord or tenant, talk to us to negotiate rent reviews and lease renewals on pubs, bars, restaurants, fitness clubs, casinos and all other leisure concepts.
You can benefit from our full UK coverage, our agency and advisory teams, and our extensive database of transactions across the UK.
Additionally, we can advise you on:
- Highly experienced Expert Witnesses (Arbitration, Expert Determination, Court and PACT)
- Asset management including lease re-gears, restructuring, and surrenders
If you are an occupier, operator, owner, lender, buyer, or seller you can trust our experienced valuation surveyors to advise you on a wide range of leisure assets including pubs, bars, restaurants, health and fitness clubs, cinemas and bowling alleys.
Talk to us about:
- Loan security valuations
- Financial accounting
- Portfolio & asset valuation
- Strategic advisory and sale & leasebacks
- Internal management reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
Within Colliers International, Philip is a Director in the Licensed & Leisure Team focusing on, amongst other things, the valuation of public houses, gyms & restaurants.
Philip has worked in the property sector for 20 years and, after a time working in general practice, has focussed on commercial valuation work. Philip has provided valuations for a number of purposes over the years, including loan sales, mergers and acquisition, liquidation and financial reporting matters.
In addition to the pub, restaurant and gym sectors of the market, Philip has provided valuations in the student housing, self-storage, healthcare and care home sectors of the market.
Paul is a Chartered Surveyor who specialises in all aspects of commercial licensed and leisure work throughout the UK.
He is principally engaged in acting for a variety of national and local operating companies, landlords, developers, and financiers. He also has a significant range of experience in the licensed and leisure sectors which include disposal, acquisitions, valuation, development and agency.
His current clients include Punch Taverns, Enterprise Inns, Mitchells & Butlers, Stonegate Pub Co, Marstons, Daniel Thwaites and Town and Country Inns.
Niall is a specdialist in Lease Advisory with a focus on Retail and Leisure.
He has a BSc(Hons) degree in Land Management form Portsmouth Polytechnic and is a Member of the RICS, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and holds a diploma in Arbitration.
Niall was appointed to the President of the RICS Arbitration Panel where he arbitrates on both retail and leisure premises across the country.
in addition Niall also acts for various clients on Section 18 Dilapidation disputes.
Colin is Head of Licensed & Leisure at the Manchester office and has more than 40 years experience in licensed property. He specialises in dispute resolution of licensed premises. He is a qualified arbitrator and sits on the RICS rent review panel for the North West and Midlands. He also is an RICS Registered Valuer and is active in the agency market.
Jeff joined Colliers International in 2008 to assist with the expansion of our services to clients in the North West. He has worked in the sector since 2003 and is involved in the valuation and disposal of public houses, licensed premises and social clubs. Jeff works with Colin Siebert across the North West of England.
Paul is a Chartered Surveyor who has significant experience in the licensed and leisure sectors. He is active in single and portfolio valuations, lease renewals and rent reviews (including arbitrations), undertakes expert witness work, provides development advice, acts on agency matters (sales, acquisitions and lettings), and advises on alternative use situations.
He acts for a wide variety of national and local, large and small operators, publicly funded bodies, landlords, developers, tenants and financiers. His current sector involvement includes Public Houses, Restaurants and Leisure though he specialises in all aspects of commercial licensed and leisure work.
He is the Director in charge of the Licensed and Leisure department in Scotland, liaising with the national team located in offices throughout the UK.
Chris has extensive experience in the valuation of licensed, leisure and hospitality assets, including pubs, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, bingo clubs and casinos.
Although currently focused primarily on loan security valuations for various banks and lending institutions, Chris undertakes valuations for a range of purposes including company accounting, purchase, sale, and strategic advice.
Chris also has considerable experience in the field of business rates, having previously advised numerous national bar and pub operators on business rates appeals, liability and mitigation strategies. This experience notably includes appearances at Valuation Tribunal.
Abban studied Economic and Social Studies (BA Econ) at the University of Manchester before working in telecommunications and media company for three years. Abban then decided to pursue a career in real estate, he attended the University of Westminster to study Real Estate Development for his masters and achieved a distinction. Abban joined the Licensed & Leisure department in 2018 and works within the agency and lease advisory teams.
Abban has experience in acquiring for gym, restaurant and bar operators, as well as leasing of units for leisure, entertainment and catering uses. Abban has extensive experience in the London and Manchester leisure markets.
Key clients include F45, The Foundry, Various Eateries (Strada, Coppa Club etc), Peel Land & Property and Stonegate.
Outside of work Abban is a keen footballer captaining UCL Old Boys’ every Saturday.
Tom joined Colliers in September 2017 on the Graduate Scheme in the London - West End office having graduated from Nottingham Trent University with First Class Honours in BSc Real Estate.
Tom works within the Licensed & Leisure, Lease Advisory team gaining experience towards his APC having previously spent 9 months in the Rating department and 12 months on a year placement with Savills within their In Town Retail Agency and Commercial Valuation teams.