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Tom Edson | Colliers | London - West End

Tom Edson

B.Sc (Hons), MRICS

Head of Retail Capital Markets

Retail Capital Markets

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Professional Summary

Tom is currently Head of Retail Capital Markets and co-head of the UK Retail Group at Colliers International.  


During Tom's 20 year career he has specialised in the Retail sector, ranging from High Street, Shopping Centre, Retail Parks and Supermarkets.   He has helped some of the UK largest  Investment companies formulate strategy on the acquisition or disposal of commercial property. 


In addition Tom is considered one of the UK's only Supermarket specialists giving a broad range advice to both occupiers, developers and investors.


Transacted on over £4bn of foodstore and retail warehousing transactions, including acting as a strategic investment consultant to J Sainsbury's Plc, completing on over 35 sale and leasebacks worth £1.3bn. 


BSc (Hons) Real Estate and Finance - Nottingham Trent University


Memberships & Involvements

Royal Insititution of Chartered Surveyors


Tom has a close relationship with the majority of major UK commercial investors and UK Grocery retailers.  Over the last 5 years Tom has concluded transactions with  Aviva, Realty Income Reit, Legal & General, M&G, Supermarket Income Reit, LaSalle Investment Management, CBRE GI, J Sainsbury's Plc, Canada Life, IM Properties, BP, British Steel, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Orchard Street Investment Management.



Retail Park, Supermarkets, High Street Retail, Shopping Centres

Service Lines

National Capital Markets

Property Type




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Featured Research

23 Jun 2021

Midsummer Retail Report 2021

The report includes detailed commentary and insight on the UK retail real estate market, the London retail real estate market, retail capital markets, regional updates, and more.
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28 Jan 2021

UK Grocery Real Estate Review 2021

In 2020, the exceptional trading levels for UK supermarkets generated by the pandemic were reflected in the transactional volumes and popularity of grocery-backed property assets. In this report, we’ll look at the macro trends shaping the sector and analyse what that has meant for its property market.
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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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Featured News

19 Jul 2021

Retail warehouses overtake supermarkets with £1bn invested

Investors bagging both retail parks and single assets as demand increases in 2021.
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19 Mar 2021

Dija View? How retail property is evolving

It has been well-publicised that the pandemic has created substantial growth in grocery spending both in-store and online. One of the key questions is where will this growth settle once ‘normality’ returns?
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