Matthew Thompson | Colliers International | London - West End

Matthew Thompson

Head of Retail Strategy

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Professional Summary

Matt leads the Retail Strategy service at Colliers - specialists in data analytics, consumer insight and real estate strategy. Matt  delivers bespoke consultancy solutions for landlords, investors and retail and leisure operators across the UK and EMEA regions.

With over a decade of analytics expertise, working at some of the UK’s best known retailers, Matt has a deep understanding of big data analytics & strategy in the Retail sector. Frequently utilising unique data sets and modelling techniques, supporting the delivery of innovative research into occupier affordability and shopper behaviour analytics.

The latest innovation follows a partnership with a tech start-up, to launch a location Insights Platform that is unique to Colliers. The team now harness mobile data from over 80 sources to provide shopper profile & behavioural data anywhere, anytime.


Key researcher and presenter for several industry leading papers on pricing retail space in a multichannel retail environment and exploring solutions for distressed retail property in UK town centres.

Managing network strategy for new supermarket sites, convenience stores, extensions and replacements across the UK for Sainsbury's.

Advising retailers on European network strategy.


BSc Geography - University of Southampton


Service Lines
Research & Forecasting
Property Type
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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11 May 2020
Retail Sentiment Survey
In the week commencing 20th April 2020, Colliers Retail surveyed a group of property owners who control more than 120m sq ft of retailing and F&B space.
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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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Featured News
20 Jan 2021
Why retail needs a new leasing model
Colliers Retail is developing a new way of pricing retail space. Matthew Thompson, Head of Retail Strategy, explains the approach.
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27 Nov 2020
Measure offline retail in the same way as online to ensure fairness and reduce store closures
The way that retail space is priced needs to be changed to focus on data for retailers to be given the best chance of survival in 2021
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26 Nov 2020
Leadenhall Market tenants offered additional rental support ahead of Christmas
The City of London Corporation, advised by the Colliers International Retail team, is supporting Leadenhall Market tenants by offering rent to be charged on a turnover basis, in the hopes it will help businesses through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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11 May 2020
Data application and sharing can drive new leasing model for UK shops
According to Colliers International’s latest insights.
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