Global real estate advisor, Colliers International has today announced the appointment of Nigel Ball and Mark Elbourne as Directors in its Licensed and Leisure team, based in London. 

Nigel Ball and Mark Elbourne are highly experienced lease advisory professionals in the licensed sector, they bring with them an unrivalled and established network of contacts, which will go a long way in supporting James Shorthouse with his growth plans for Colliers’ UK Licensed and Leisure team.

“Nigel and Mark bring a unique combination of professional expertise and wide ranging relationships in the licensed sector. They have worked in the sector at the highest levels providing commercial and balanced advice, understanding the drivers for both landlords and tenants” said Tony Horrell, Colliers International’s CEO in UK & Ireland.  “These appointments will give us even greater strength and capacity to advise clients on re-gears, rent reviews and lease renewals in licensed properties.”

Nigel Ball

A senior real estate professional with 30 years’ experience in the lease advisory field, Nigel joins us from BNP Paribas where he has led and managed their lease advisory business line. He is a recognised 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. Nigel is 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 Elbourne

A lease negotiator and expert witness. Mark has spent 15 years specialising in the licensed and leisure sector, with particular focus on the high street food and beverage market. He advises on a wide range of landlord and tenant issues, as well as asset management.  Mark is an experienced expert witness regularly dealing with complex disputes, referrals to arbitration, independent expert determination and court.  He also joins us from BNP Paribas.