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Dan Simms | Colliers | London - West End

Dan Simms


Co-Head of Retail Agency

Retail Agency - Out of Town

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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, Canada Life, 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, Vodafone, Santander, Savers & 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, 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, Dixons Carphone, NewRiver, Superdrug, Savers, Boux Avenue,  Costa, Sky, iSmash, Catalyst Capital, Oliver Bonas, Sweaty Betty, Blackrock, Fraser Hart, Santander,, Aberdeen Standard, Santander



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

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

2 Jul 2021

‘Brutal’ transition in UK retail means one in three premises are ‘zombie shops’

Analysis reveals the scale of the impact of the pandemic and changing shopping habits.
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4 Mar 2021

Colliers’ Reaction to Budget 2021

Real estate sector will welcome what was on the whole an investment-led budget.
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