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Dan Simms | Colliers | London - West End

Dan Simms


Co-Head of Retail Agency

Retail Agency - South

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Professional Summary

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, Canada Life, Blackrock, Axa, Aviva, Aberdeen Standard, Invesco and NewRiver.

Dan & the team also advise a large number of leading and emerging retailers, including Currys, Oliver Bonas, Sky, Fraser Hart Jewellers,  iSmash, Superdrug, Vodafone, Santander, City Pub Group & 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 owners – 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, CNBC, 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, Currys NewRiver, Superdrug, Savers, Boux Avenue,  Costa, Sky, iSmash, Catalyst Capital, Oliver Bonas, Sweaty Betty, Blackrock, Fraser Hart, Santander, Aberdeen Standard, KWAP



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




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Featured Research

23 Jun 2021

Midsummer Retail Report 2021

The report includes detailed commentary and insight on the UK retail real estate market, the London retail real estate market, retail capital markets, regional updates, and more.
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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

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Featured News

16 May 2022

Landsec announces new retail leasing agent panel

Following a competitive process, five agents have been selected.
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11 Mar 2022

Browse Magazine - our insights into the UK retail and leisure market

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