B.Sc, FRICS, ACIArb
Head of Retail - Lease Advisory
Having worked in the Lease Advisory side for over 30 years, Matthew is a specialist in high value retail / leisure rent reviews, lease renewals and lease negotiations.
This includes luxury shops and bars / restaurants in Central London along with other large shops (particularly supermarkets / department stores) and flagship stores for both landlords and tenants in London and throughout the UK.
His team of seven full time professional surveyors and four consultants deal with retail / restaurant rent reviews, lease renewals and regears for landlords and occupiers in all of the major towns and cities in the UK. He also works closely with the agency and investment teams in asset management initiatives, lease restructuring and investment acquisitions and sales.
He is on the RICS panel of independent experts and is regularly called upon to act as third party on high value rent reviews in Central London and throughout the country.
Matthew enjoys leading a team, but with a true hands on approach, working at the coal face to achieve the best possible results for his clients, particularly on the larger and more complex cases.
He has in depth experience in preparing cases to arbitrators and independent experts as well as having attended oral hearings and preparing court reports.
He has published a number of papers on topical / legal issues relating to the all types of retail / restaurant markets and presents the findings to the City.
Royal Grammer School, Guildford
University of Glamorgan
Memberships & Involvements
ACIArb - Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Qualified as an Independent Expert on the RICS President's Panel
Member of Index (The RICS Expert's club)
On the landlord side, Matthew works for all of the major funds and institutions including Aberdeen-Standard Asset Management, Aviva Investors, BMO Real Estate Partners, Legal & General, M&G and TIAA Henderson along with a range of property companies - from the very largest such as Land Securities, Hammerson and Delancey to smaller, privately owned vehicules and high net worth individuals.
On the tenant side, he acts for a number of multiple chains of retail, supermarket and restaurant tenants in relation to their large / flagship stores in London and other major cities throughout the UK.
".... thank you for such a terrific result on the rent review ….... next stop, lease renewal!!" (Helen McVie, Delancey)
".... I’ll pass this on to my German clients. As discussed they are delighted with the outcome. Thanks." (Martin Payne, TIAA Henderson)
".... A pleasure and once again thank you so much for all your help on this. Kind regards" (Ben Ridgewell, Land Securities)
".... 10/10 for all of your feedback questions! (Michael Lambert, Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc)
London - West End
Colin is a Director in our Lease Advisory team and specialises in high value and large store retail rent reviews and lease renewals.
This includes transactions on supermarkets, department and variety stores throughout the UK and high value retail units in Central London.
Colin and his team works closely with our agency and investment teams in high value retail investment acquisitions and leasing transactions to provide truly holistic property advice.
Colin advises a wide range of clients including M&G Real Estate, British Land, Hammerson PLC, BMO Real Estate Partners, Aberdeen Asset Management, CBRE Global Investors, Aviva Investors, Cordea Savills etc.
Colin was a Partner at Briant Champion Long prior to the firm becoming part of Colliers International.
London - West End
I am a Consultant within Colliers International's Lease Advisory department with a commercial focus on Shopping Centres and High Street locations throughout the UK.
Joining Colliers from Briant Champion Long in 2014 I have over 25 years experience in the retail market. I was was previously with Land Securities (Retail Division) for 14 years in an Asset Management role.
London - West End
I have been acting as a Consultant in the Lease Advisory team since 2004, dealing with retail rent reviews, lease renewals and re-gears. I have over 35 years experience, having previously worked for Chesterton, De Groot Collis, Symon Smith, Drivers Jonas and Daniel Smith. I advise commercial clients on retail high street, out of town parks and shopping centres as well as their offices and industrial and also residential properties.
London - West End
Having graduated in Bsc (Hons) Real Estate at the University of Westminster in July 2015, Callum joined the UK Retail Lease Advisory team as a graduate and continued in the role following qualification in November 2017.
As part of the role, Callum advises a range of clients on portfolio strategy, lease renewals, re-gears, rent reviews and cost-saving initiatives for a range of landlord and occupier clients. Callum has a focus on high street and shopping centres as well as out-of-town pod units, with clients including Currys PC World, Bupa, Vivienne Westwood, Fraser Hart, Church Commissioners, ABF Pension Fund and European Vision.
Specialist in retail and restaurant rent reviews, lease renewals and regears across the South West of England and South Wales. Co-ordination of portfolios of rent reviews, lease renewals and regears across the UK for national retailers and advising landlords on stategies in shopping centres and parades of retail properties.
Joined Colliers in 2007 having previously worked for Donaldsons in Bristol and Weatheralls in London.