Surveryor; currently working in Licence & Leisure, primarily providing valuation and advisory services for a variety of assets such as pubs, restaurants, cinemas and gyms.
Previous experience includes work in National Office Agency, Valuation & Advisory Services and Retail Lease Advisory.
MSc Real Estate (Merit) from University of Reading
MSc, Real Estate, University of Reading
BSc, Ergonomics, Loughborough University
Head of Alternative Markets
London - West End
James is one of the UK's leading advisers in Pub, Bar, Restaurant and Leisure sectors. He has worked in the sector for over 30 years, a period during which the sector has undergone enormous changes in its operational, ownership and regulatory structures.
Acting on behalf of major operators, investors and banks on portfolios and high value single assets, James' operator clients include Greene King, Ei group, Casual Dining Group, and Novus. On the investor side, for many years he advised Nomura and Terra Firma, worked closely with Cerberus on all of its leisure sector investments and has recently advised Patron Capital, Stellex and NewRiver.
Within Colliers International, James heads up the UK Licensed & Leisure team and also runs the businesses Alternative Markets Division which encompasses Hotels, Automotive, Healthcare, and other specialist Leisure teams.
Throughout his career James has advised major UK and International lenders, both on new lending and on developing and executing exit strategies for distressed lending positions. His team have worked with a number of F&B operators to rationalise their portfolios and have advised landlords on how to preserve value and retain tenants in difficult times.
London - West End
Chris has extensive experience in the valuation of licensed, leisure and hospitality assets, including pubs, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, bingo clubs and casinos.
Although currently focused primarily on loan security valuations for various banks and lending institutions, Chris undertakes valuations for a range of purposes including company accounting, purchase, sale, and strategic advice.
Chris also has considerable experience in the field of business rates, having previously advised numerous national bar and pub operators on business rates appeals, liability and mitigation strategies. This experience notably includes appearances at Valuation Tribunal.