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John Roberts

B.Sc (Hons), MRICS

Head of Automotive and Roadside

Automotive and Roadside

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Professional Summary

John has worked within this niche sector for many years and has been a member of the Colliers International Automotive and Roadside Team for over 15 years. His specialist areas of expertise include motor dealerships, car supermarkets, after sales retail networks including motorist centres, trade counter, drive thru' and roadside retail properties.

He acts on behalf of some of the lead investors, developers and occupiers within these sectors dealing with professional, agency, development and investment matters. His clients include, Arnold Clark, Volkswagen Group, Johnsons Cars, AEW, EG Group, CBRE Investors, Formula One Autocentres and Listers Group.


Acquisition of over 15 properties on behalf of Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd over a long term relationship.

Disposal of four Motorpoint Plc investments on a sale and leaseback basis.

Former client director for Kwik Fit, responsible for their acquisition programme for over three years

Dealing with several dealership disposals for Volkswagen Group thought the UK.

Retained advisor to Formula One Autocentres relative to their leasehold estate.




BSc (Hons)

Memberships & Involvements

MRICS - Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Property Type

Automotive and Roadside

Featured Research

26 Oct 2022

Automotive Viewpoint 2022

The last 12 months have been a very good year for the Automotive sector, particularly for most vehicle retailers.
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11 Feb 2021

Automotive Viewpoint Spring 2021

This latest release of Colliers’ Automotive Viewpoint seeks to address a few of the key issues impacting the sector to provide a snapshot for investors of the constraints, but above all, the opportunities arising in a sector that is under huge pressure to transform itself.
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28 May 2020

The Road Ahead Automotive & Roadside Sector Update - June 2020

The Automotive and Roadside sector has been affected by the COVID-19 lockdown, as much if not more than other sectors. As reopening plans are developed, we explore how dealerships will operate while taking social distancing measures into account. What should be taken into consideration when reopening? How will the market will react to the 'new norm'?
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Featured News

8 Apr 2021

Glasgow Motorpoint car supermarket sold for £6.25m

Colliers has agreed the sale of a Glasgow car supermarket for £6,250,000 to a private investor.
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8 Apr 2021

Colliers leading search for new sites for The EV Network

Major rapid and ultra-fast charging plan to be rolled out across the UK
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