Dan Simms | Colliers | London - West End

Dan Simms


Co-Head of Retail Agency

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Professional Summary

With over 28 years experience in the retail market, Dan is the Co-Head of the UK Retail Agency team at Colliers.

Dan & the team provide specialist advice on leasing Shopping Centre, High Street & Out of Town property and facilitating large scale repurposing projects all across the UK for leading landlords including Landsec, Hermes, Legal & General, Axa, Aviva, Aberdeen Standard, Invesco and NewRiver.

Dan & the team also advise a large number of leading and emerging retailers, including Dixons Carphone, Oliver Bonas, Fraser Hart Jewellers, Sky, iSmash, Superdrug, Savers, Costa & Boux Avenue on their acquisition and disposal programmes and store portfolio strategies.

The Colliers UK Retail Agency team is one of the most active and successful agency teams in the UK retail market and advises on over 800 retail & leisure deals every year right across the UK.

These deals are well balanced between advising occupiers and landlords – this ensures we have an excellent perspective on both sides of the market.

Dan has regularly commented on the retail market in national media including BBC News, Newsnight, LBC, BBC Radio 4, The FT, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Times, TalkRadio and most property media channels. 



The Colliers UK Retail Agency team is one of the most active and successful agency teams in the UK retail market and advises on over 800 retail & leisure deals every year right across the UK.






The University of Reading (Land Management)
The Windsor Boys' School

Memberships & Involvements

Shop Agents Society, Accessible Retail, Revo, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


Legal & General, Landsec, Aviva, Realis, Dixons Carphone, Intu, NewRiver Retail, Superdrug, Savers, Boux Avenue,  Costa, Sky, iSmash, Catalyst Capital, Oliver Bonas, Sweaty Betty, Blackrock, Fraser Hart.


Business Brokerage, Development Advisory, Portfolios, Supermarkets, Warehouses, Project Leasing, Transaction Services, Disposal Advice, High Street Retail, Retail Park, Shopping Centres
Service Lines
Occupier Services - Offices, Development Advisory
Property Type

My Team

Featured Research
10 Dec 2020
Winter Retail Report 2020
Our annual ‘Midsummer’ report has been delayed this year for obvious reasons. We are now delighted to launch the Winter Retail Report 2020.
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26 Jun 2019
Midsummer Retail Report 2019
After an unprecedented year of turmoil, the UK retail sector and the property market that it supports is having to reinvent itself.
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23 May 2018
Midsummer Retail Report 2018
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.
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Featured News
23 Feb 2021
Colliers reacts to PM's road map out of lockdown
Heads of Retail and Leisure respond.
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24 Apr 2020
Colliers International’s retail and leisure responses to the UK Government’s announcement this week with new measures to protect the UK high street
new measures to protect the UK high street from aggressive landlord rent collection and closure.
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30 Aug 2019
2.5 million sq ft of ex-BHS retail space still vacant
Three years after BHS went into administration, 53 stores are still sitting empty – Major restructuring and repositioning of UK retail space on the way.
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11 Jan 2019
'Super Thursday’ results creating smoke and mirrors
'Super Thursday’ is perhaps the biggest retail reporting day of the year, certainly of the post-Christmas period. Today’s results are a mixed bag, but much of it is smoke and mirrors, say Retail experts at global real estate advisor Colliers International.
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