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Ross Kirton | Colliers | London - West End

Ross Kirton


Head of UK Leisure Agency

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Professional Summary

Ross has specialised in the leisure, entertainment and F&B sectors for over 15 years.   He has helped shape some of the UK’s most recognised leisure brands, the largest landlords and the sector’s most exciting newcomers.

If you are looking to expand or lease space in this broad and diverse sector coving Restaurants and Bars through to Gyms, Cinemas and Casinos he would be happy to help. 

He is a Chartered Surveyor and past Chairman of the Restaurant Property Advisors Society. 


He is a previous holder of the Paul Benjamin Cup, an award voted for excellence by Restaurant Property Advisors Society 


MRICS, BSc (Hons)

Memberships & Involvements

  • RICS - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Leisure Property Forum
  • Restaurant Property Advisors Society
  • Chartered Insitute of Managers


Ross advises a variety of clients in the sector including; Aberdeen Standard, Curzon, Genting, Hermes, Kobox Boxing Club,  Stonegate Pubs and Various Eateries to name a few. 


Colliers have impressed me with their diligence and hard work.” 

Aberdeen Standard Investments


"Ross is always committed to achieving a successful outcome for the client taking a commercial and proactive approach to drive transactions through and working in partnership with the rest of the professional team to deliver the right result."



Ross has an enormous amount of passion for the leisure sector and this is evident in the methodical and comprehensive approach to everything he does. His knowledge of not just property, but the wider leisure sector and it's competitive landscape is unrivalled and his track record to be commended."

Tonkotsu Ramen Bars


"Ross has worked successfully with us on numerous disposals and difficult lease transactions.  He offers a professional and reliable service; being always prepared to have difficult discussions up front with other parties and we have been very pleased with the service provided."

Heineken UK / Star Pubs & Bars


“We have worked with Ross on sourcing sites and deals for a number of our portfolio investments. He quickly understands our requirements and has created a successful working relationship. ”

Joe Tager | Director, Luke Johnson Investments / Twin Capital 



High Street Retail, Licensed & Leisure

Property Type

Retail, Licensed & Leisure



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