Retail


Whether you are seeking advice on Retail Agency, Capital Markets, Lease Advisory, Development, or Specialist Consultancy, look no further.

We have a market-leading team with complementary areas of expertise, underpinned by the sector’s best research team. Our wider organisation gives you access to a consultancy platform that encompasses 69 international markets. You are provided with expertise and a market reach whether you are a retail developer, investor, or occupier. We are a retail team for the 21st century market place and we hope to have the opportunity to work with you and explore the tremendous potential that we see across the UK and beyond.

What we offer

The UK Retail Capital Markets team’s approach is characterised by the quality of its strategic investment advice and a fundamental duty of care to their clients often absent in an increasingly broker-orientated market.

 

This capability resonates with clients – particularly those who require confidentiality combined with an ability to perform.

 

Operating across the retail sub-sectors, its consultancy-led approach to the market has seen the team increase its client base and develop specialisms in high street, shopping centre, supermarket and retail warehouse sectors.

 

  • The Centre Livingston for £220m sale on behalf of Land Securities
  • B&Q, Hedge End acquisition for £40m on behalf of Palmer Capital
  • Morrisons London NW9 sold for £43m on behalf of Aberdeen Standard
  • 54-60 Broad Street, Reading acquired for £21m on behalf of a UK Institution
  • Wickes, Ealing sold for £14.5m on behalf of LaSalle Investment Management
  • Atlantic Village Outlet Centre sold for £13m on behalf of U&I

 

Public and private sector

 

We represent both public and private sector clients and have a clear understanding of their own distinctive requirements.

Our team delivers a full range of services to all parts of the public sector including central and local government, further and higher education, health, the emergency services and pension funds.

We understand the increasing pressure on public bodies to use property in the most efficient way - by reducing costs, disposing of surplus assets and increasing returns on investment. Our established track record shows how successful we are in helping our clients meet their objectives.

 

Key clients


Aberdeen Standard Investments, Land Securities, Aviva, CBRE GI, Sainsbury’s, WM Morrison, and LaSalle Investment Management

 

James Watson
Head of Retail Capital Markets

Direct: +44 20 7344 6877

Mobile: +44 7951 574778

James.Watson@colliers.com

London Retail and Restaurant Agency

 

London’s leading advisory and agency team active across the Capital. Our retail strategy and research teams provide expert advice and a wide range of specialist services including market forecasting and bespoke consultancy.

 

Our mandates include:

 

Lead retail and London Retail & Restaurant Agency advisor to the Grosvenor Estate across their ownership of 300 acres of Mayfair and Belgravia.

 

  • Shaftesbury’s world famous shopping, dining & entertainment district - Carnaby Street.
  • The Crown Estate - Retail and London Retail & Restaurant Agency Advisors on their 30 acre St James Estate.
  • Shaftesbury’s Soho & Chinatown Estates.
  • Longmartin - Retail and London Retail & Restaurant Agency advisors on their Long Acre and St Martins Courtyard holdings in Covent Garden.
  • The Church Commissioners - Hyde Park Estate, over 70 retail & restaurants known as Connaught Village.
  • City Corporation leasing advisors on 100,000 sq ft Leadenhall Market.
  • Labtech - Camden Hawley Wharf - Retail and London Retail & Restaurant Agency leasing and advisory.
  • Domestic and international tenant representation including Inditex, Uniqlo, Sweaty Betty, Me & Em, Lucy Choi, Oliver Bonas, Ecco, Headmasters and Dixons Carphone.

 

Key clients

Aviva, City Corporation, Grosvenor, Shaftesbury, The Crown Estate, The Church Commissioners, Labtech and Longmartin

 

Paul Souber

Head of Retail Agency London and Co Head EMEA Retail

Direct: +44 20 7344 6870

Mobile: +44 7710 077979

Paul.Souber@colliers.com

The presence of our Agency teams across all core regional markets means that we can provide a truly UK-wide service.

This is underpinned by our offices in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester.

 

Across the UK, we represent a wide range of domestic and international brands including Dixons Carphone, Deichmann, Boux Avenue, Costa, Sweaty Betty, Sainsbury’s, Oliver Bonas, Khaadi, ME+EM and SEAT. Our teams also advise on the leasing of both in-town and out-of-town space, which encompasses a variety of shopping environments.

 

Leasing agents for major shopping centre landlords including intu, Legal & General, NewRiver, Curzon Advisors, Land Securities and Blackrock.

Advisor to all the major institutional owners of High Street retail property including Aviva, M&G, AXA, Hermes and CBREGi.

Leasing agents for retail parks including Epping Shopping Park, Ravenside in Erdington and Thurmaston in Leicester

 

Key clients

Intu, Dixons Carphone, Aviva, Costa, Moorfields Corporate, Hermes and Sainsbury’s

 

Dan Simms

Co-Head of Retail Agency

Direct: +44 20 7344 6869

Mobile: +44 7976 293317

Dan.Simms@colliers.com

Our Retail Lease Advisory team advises a wide range of landlord and tenant clients on rent review, lease renewal and re-gear transactions.

 

The team has a particular specialism in high value shops, bars, restaurants and gyms in Central London along with the large store sector (supermarkets, department/variety stores) and High Streets, Shopping Centres and Retail Parks throughout the UK. They also work closely with some of the major London Estates in preparing and implementing strategic asset management initiatives.

 

  • Retained advisors on Grosvenor and Leadenhall Street Market estates
  • Leading advisors on supermarkets in London and throughout the UK
  • Highly active in the UK department/variety store sector
  • Tenant portfolio work for a number of high profile national multiple retailers

 

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard, Aviva, Blackrock, CBREGi, Freshwater, Land Securities, Threadneedle and UBS

 

Matthew Hobbs

Head of Retail - Lease Advisory

Direct: +44 20 7344 6843

Mobile: +44 7730 671227
Matthew.Hobbs@colliers.com

Our team works with investors, developers and occupiers to create successful projects in urban and out-of-town locations.

 

We are specialists in the food store market with an unrivalled track record.

 

Everything we do is based on creating viable and deliverable projects that meet our clients’ requirements.

 

  • Retained advisors to Sainsbury’s on their supermarkets in the north of England and have advised on over 80 possible and actual food store acquisitions and extensions, as well as many developments and disposals.
  • Advised St Modwen on the £38.5 million purchase of Kirkby town centre and retained to advise on the development and leasing of a new 135,000 sq ft retail park anchored by Morrisons.
  • Advised Mansfield Borough Council on their long term development strategy for Mansfield town centre and retained to advise on the joint venture development of former bus station site.
  • Advised Bolton Council on the purchase of Crompton Place Shopping Centre for £14.8 million.
  • Advised Epping Forest Borough Council in site acquisition, development and leasing of a 180,000 sq ft new shopping park.

 

Key clients

Sainsbury’s, St Modwen, McCarthy & Stone, Langtree, Network Space, Mansfield Borough Council, Bolton Council and Urban & Civic

 

Greg Styles

Head of Retail Development

+44 113 200 1818

greg.styles@colliers.com

Our Retail Strategy team take a unique and innovative approach to market research and business strategy for every client.

 

With decades of location planning expertise, working at some of the UK’s best known retailers, the team have a deep understanding of data analytics in the Retail sector.

 

Our team combines market leading research with Retail Agency and Investment expertise to ensure that your future business strategy is both deliverable and maximises potential.

 

Our consultancy services encompass:

  • Customer Profiling
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Profitability Modelling
  • Portfolio Strategy
  • Shopper Behaviour Analytics

 

Key clients

Aviva, Shaftesbury, Grosvenor, Ecco, Oliver Bonas and Jigsaw

 

Matthew Thompson

Associate Director | Retail Strategy

Matthew.Thompson@colliers.com

Direct: +44 20 7344 6817

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