We provide expert consultancy to investors and operators on the sale, acquisition, disposal and valuation of caravan parks, park home estates, holiday parks, sports marinas and golf complexes.
We are on valuation panels for all major UK banks. We are top tier members of the BH & HPA (British Home & Holiday Parks Association), full members of the BMF (British Marine Federation) and the Yacht Harbours Association. All instructions are director-led and we pride ourselves on delivering for private clients, corporate operators, funds and private equity, banks, insolvency practitioners, developers, investors, and local and central government.
Talk to us about acquisition, disposal and valuation of park home estates, holiday parks and caravan parks for sale. With us, you have a team who work exclusively in the parks industry and fully understand what is required.
Working with us you will benefit from over 50 years of combined experience within the parks sector, expertise of a team working exclusively in the parks industry, market and economic intelligence from Colliers research department, vast property know-how from our valuers, agents and beyond.
“Colliers managed the sale of a group of caravan parks out of administration for us and managed a difficult process superbly. Their wide range of contacts, expert industry knowledge and excellent commercial awareness helped us find a purchaser and bring the deal to completion. They come highly recommended”. KPMG
Choose a specialist team, led by a qualified Yachtmaster, who understand the operational requirements of a coastal or inland marina anywhere in the world.
Ask us about:
- Initial site evaluation to business planning, and project management
- Operating advice
- Powerful coastal and inland marina business and valuation
- Marina development, feasibility, valuation and sale appointments
We are full members of the British Marine Federation and the Yacht Harbour Association.
Our clients range from private developers, individual and multi-national operators, local and central government, the Crown Estate, sovereign wealth funds and a range of banks, funders, and insolvency practitioners.
“Colliers International have repeatedly demonstrated their detailed knowledge of the marina industry providing unrivalled valuation and feasibility advice. They also demonstrated their impressive operational knowledge of our industry”. Cardiff Marine Group
From a private member’s club in the UK, to a resort course in Cape Verde or a major resort development in Kazakhstan, you can talk to us for in-depth knowledge and experience.
If you are a private or proprietary members' club, bank, developer, operator, funder, hotelier or operators, talk to us about:
- Agency and brokerage
- Rent review and lease renewal
- Feasibility and development advice
- Provision of advice on major industry bids and on business regeneration
“Colliers International handled the sale of this long-standing family business with great discretion and sensitivity. Their sector expertise proved critical in ensuring that a complex negotiation and conveyance resulted in a satisfactory sale.” Sand Le Mere
We are one of the few dedicated specialist leisure property teams in the UK.
We offer a bespoke service and our expertise and experience in these very specialist markets provide our clients with a strategic advantage.
We provide expert consultancy investors and operators on the sale, acquisition, disposal and valuation of:
- Sports and stadia
- Arenas and conference venues
- Visitor attractions
Promoting leisure property and holiday parks to purchasers throughout the UK and Ireland is one of our key business operations.
We have built up a comprehensive register of potential purchasers and their requirements and take great pride in keeping our register up to date to ensure our clients' property is disclosed to active buyers.
Why work with us?
- Over 20 years’ experience in the leisure and holiday park industries
- No obligation park visit
- Asking price recommendation
- Marketing assessment and strategy
- We recognise that a discreet estate agency service is often appropriate and many of our sales are conducted on a confidential basis
We provide valuation advice on parks ranging from lifestyle operations with values of less than £1m to portfolios with values of over £100m. We are on the valuation panel of every major lending institution.
We have built up a loyal and diverse client base ranging from private lifestyle operators to major banks and corporate clients. We provide valuations for various purposes including loan security, taxation purposes, expert witness, etc. We pride ourselves on offering the highest possible level of care to all of our clients.
We were appointed by the long standing private owner and lender to dispose of this highly popular property on behalf of the owning company to the Lakeland Leisure Group. We disposed of the park on an open market basis utilising our extensive database and multi marketing channels. Multiple offers were received following a structured sales process.
We successfully disposed of this premier holiday destination, with the eventual sale agreed with Harrison Leisure UK following a highly confidential off market deal. The well-developed holiday park is developed with c.500 holiday home pitches, 180 acres of woodland and a highly regarded golf course. Sold on behalf of Shorewood Leisure Group.
Leisure Parks, County Durham
We conducted a highly confidential marketing campaign on behalf of Park Leisure 2000 Ltd for these high quality parks in the beautiful Wear Valley. The properties details were provided to a selected number of purchasers well known to us and the eventual purchaser, Verdant Leisure, acquired both parks and in doing so a total of 439 pitches.
Head of UK Parks Agency
Richard is the Head of UK Parks Agency for Colliers International. Having first obtained practical experience of the operation of a holiday park business, he now has 15 years experience in the sale and valuation of UK holiday parks.
He simultaneously obtained his degree in Estate Management and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in November 2006.
Richard was promoted to Associate Director in January 2008, to Director in July 2010 and to Department Head in January 2013.
Richard is recognised as one of the leading agents in this specialist field and continues to focus on providing agency advice to private, multiple and corporate holiday park operators and primarily covers the north of England and Scotland.
Head of Parks Sports and Marinas: Advisory and Professional
A Chartered Surveyor since 1996 operating in the hotel and leisure markets I specialise in asset valuations, deal origination and consulting and brokerage. I also provide feasibility, operational and operator selection services and development consulting. I have particular experience of golf, marinas, visitor attractions, health and fitness clubs, sports stadia and sporting venues and caravan and holiday accommodation.
In January 2001 I joined the specialist Real Estate and Hospitality Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was closely involved in advising clients such as the Football Foundation – part of the Football Association upon the development of playing facilities and the national investment plan. I also worked on the business regeneration and ulitmately Administration of the SFI Group and with retail and merchant banks, venture capital houses and major golf course operators on severalo major projects.
In July 2003 I joined the Professional Team within the Licensed and Leisure Department at Colliers CRE.
I provide valuation and professional advice to a range of clients including insolvency based assignments, mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategy/ security review work. I have advised on a wide range of projects from the business review and valuaton of Old Trafford thorugh to a major feasibility and investment strategy for the Crown Estate acquiring 2 major marinas to create their marina division, through to valuing in excess of £350m of golf assets over the last 10 years.
I am conversant with business plans, cashflow and properties valued upon an operational basis and advises a range of public bodies upon public / private ventures and best value opportunities.
In July 2004 Ben joined Paul and Company Chartered Surveyors, specialists in the caravan parks sector.
During 2004 he gained experience in the management of two large chalet parks and a mixed holiday park. This provided an excellent grounding in the operational aspects of leisure property - something that continues to inform his professional advice.
Ben started training as a chartered surveyor in 2005, specialising in the parks sector. This involved a wide range of work for private and corporate clients including agency, valuation, landlord and tenant and latterly expert witness.
In December 2006 Ben joined Colliers International through the acquisition of Paul & Company. Since then he has continued to work within the parks industry and has expanded his experience to include other licensed and leisure property.
Ben qualified as a chartered surveyor in November 2007 and is a RICS Registered Valuer.
Amy works within the Alternative Markets Division at Colliers International. Her primary focus is the holiday and home parks sector where she provides valuation and agency advice to a range of clients including banks and operators. Her expertise extends to the wider licensed and leisure sectors where she has advised upon a wide range of assets, from pubs to visitor attractions.
Amy previously worked alongside LPA Receivers within Colliers' Corporate Restructuring team, managing and overseeing the disposal of distressed commercial property and land in South West England and South Wales.
Amy joined Colliers from a Local Authority where she had been dealing with a wide range of property issues. She was part of a successful Agency and Development team, who raised in excess of £9 million of capital receipts in three years from surplus operational property and provided land and property advice to a range of internal departments; working on CPOs, asset protection issues, leasing and acquisition projects.
Operating from Colliers' Leeds and Manchester offices, I work to provide expert brokerage and professional services to the Parks, Sports and Marinas and Hotels Agency departments.
Covering a wide range of issues, I have been involved in some of the largest park and hotel deals over the last 6 years in the UK.
On behalf of both private and corporate clients I continue to strive to ensure that Colliers International's reputation for service excellence and professionalism is upheld.