Samuel May was previously at Central London practice, Brecker Grossmith, where his occupier clients included high end artisan food and beverage operators and niche health and fitness brands. Samuel also advised a number of private landlords, investors and developers on their retail and leisure portfolios.

Commenting on his appointment Samuel said, “I am excited to be joining Colliers at a time when there is unprecedented demand for sites from a multitude of innovative and creative operators, particularly within London and the South East. Leisure and the consumer experience is now at the forefront of the re-invigoration of High Streets and I am looking forward to identifying more opportunities for entrepreneurial food & beverage and leisure brands to grow their businesses.”

James Shorthouse, Head of Colliers International’s Specialist Division said, “Consumer appetite for quality coffee means this is one of the fastest expanding food and drink sectors, with continued growth right through the recent recession. Samuel’s experience with both international brands, high end artisan coffee and leisure operators is a great fit with Colliers’ existing work in these increasingly significant areas, further strengthening the services we offer to our UK and global clients.”