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Paul Souber | Colliers | London - West End

Paul Souber

Co- Head UK & EMEA Retail

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Professional Summary

Paul Souber is a highly experienced London retail property expert, and has a particular specialism in the luxury sector.

He advises major London landlords – including The Crown Estate, Grosvenor, The Church Commissioners and Shaftesbury Plc – on how their retail holdings in the capital can be enhanced through leasing and placemaking.

His consultancy also involves advising various leading brands on their property strategy and sourcing the stores which best serve their strategic needs.

During a career in which he has advised on the leasing of more than 1.5m sq. ft. of shopping space, Paul has worked with clients including Yves St Laurent, Roksanda Ilincic, Gina Shoes, Balenciaga, Oliver Bonas, Boux Avenue, Sweaty Betty and Headmasters.

He is Head of London Retail Agency and Co Head of the EMEA Retail Team at Colliers International


Leading the team that won the leasing mandate for the iconic and world renowned Carnaby & Soho Estates in Central London and the Colliers retail team that secured the Grosvenor London mandate as lead retail advisors on their 300 Acre Mayfair & Belgravia holdings.

Retail leasing advisor for The Crown Estate on its 650,000 sq ft St James's Estate in London.

Strategic advisor to the Church Commisioners on their Hyde Park Estate, London.



Membership Involvements



Almacantar, APML Estates, Aviva, Balenciaga, BMO Real Estate, Boux Avenue, DTZInvestors, Church Commissioners, Crosstree Real Estate Partners, Crown Estate, Descente, Gina, Grosvenor London, Headmasters, Home House, Kering, Methodist Church, Oliver Bonas, Roksanda, Shaftesbury PLC, Standard Life, Sweaty Betty,Vectis Property Group.


High Street Retail, Development Advisory, Disposal Advice, Shopping Centres
Property Type

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Expert/Featured Research
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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24 Jul 2019
Magic Roundabout 2019
Last year we reported that the volatility in traditional retail was akin to a (retail) rollercoaster.
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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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Expert/Featured News
25 Jan 2021
Time for plans to be initiated following Boohoo's purchase of Debenhams
Many landlords have been prepared for today’s announcement
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29 Oct 2020
Colliers International appointed alongside CWM on the 92 acre Howard de Walden estate
Appointment follows a series of new brands committing to London’s Marylebone Village.
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10 Sep 2020
Open Letter to Rishi Sunak: Prevent further retail and leisure business failures across Central London
Paul Souber, head of central London retail at real estate advisors Colliers International, has written an open letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, proposing a number of measures to save retail in the capital.
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11 Jun 2020
Three-point plan proposed to ‘get London shopping again’
With London’s retail industry being particularly hard-hit by the COVID-19 lockdown, as more than 50 per cent of its shopping sales depend on overseas tourists and visitors from outside of London, a three-point plan is being proposed by global real estate advisor, Colliers International to stimulate shopping across the capital.
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