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Browse Magazine - our insights into the UK retail and leisure market

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The key themes of innovation, sustainability and adaptation are at the heart of Colliers’ latest issue of its in-house retail magazine Browse, which examines how retailers, landlords and those in the F&B industry are adapting to the challenges of post pandemic life.


The articles in Browse include interviews with Will Murray and Jack Croft, the chefs behind Fallow – a new restaurant in Mayfair that takes a sustainable approach to produce and minimising food waste. We also speak to Sweaty Betty’s CEO Julia Straus to find out what is next for the athleisure brand following its acquisition by Wolverine World Wide last year. Blogs from our experts on how to value a supermarket and the importance of retail repurposing are also included; providing unique insights into the retail landscape. 

Last year was an exciting one for the Colliers Retail team with high profile instructions such as the appointment by The Howard de Walden Estate on Marylebone Village and the ongoing work with Sky to create new physical concept stores. We welcomed a new Retail Strategy & Analytics team which will provide key insights for both landlords and tenants as they get to grips with more data-driven strategies.

David Fox, co-head of UK Retail at Colliers, comments: “As always Browse magazine provides us an opportunity to take stock of the work we are undertaking across the UK and the key themes we are seeing in the market. It also allows us to get exclusive insights into the minds of market leaders helping us understand how the retail landscape will change in the near future." 

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David Fox

Co-Head of Retail Agency

Retail Agency - North

London - West End

 I am a former partner at BCL and have specialised in retail property in the Midlands ,North ,Scotland and Northern Ireland throughout my career.
Within my role as Co Head of UK Retail Agency  I have responsibility for our retail coverage in Birmingham,Leeds ,Manchester ,Glasgow and Edinburgh , and continue to build relationships with new and existing clients. 

Over my career I have advised a wide number of retail occupiers in their proprty strategies including DixonsCarphone, Boux Avenue , Hotel Chocolat , Costa and  Oliver Bonas.

I have advised a  range of investors , institutions and property companies in respect of their assets across the country , including shopping centres, high streets , transport hubs and retail parks. 

In an ever changing market  my experience has extended into asset management roles in respect of compromised shopping centres on behalf of recovery specialists and  lenders. The repurposing and regeneration of town centres and shopping centres  is an area of particular interest and  the focus of my team and colleagues.  as our industry rises to the challenge     set by change.

 

 

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Dan Simms

Co-Head of Retail Agency

Retail Agency - South

London - West End

Dan is the Co-Head of the UK Retail Agency team at Colliers.

Dan & the team provide specialist advice on leasing Shopping Centre, High Street & Out of Town property and facilitating large scale repurposing projects all across the UK for leading landlords including Landsec, Hermes, Canada Life, Blackrock, Axa, Aviva, Aberdeen Standard, Invesco and NewRiver.

Dan & the team also advise a large number of leading and emerging retailers, including Currys, Oliver Bonas, Sky, Fraser Hart Jewellers,  iSmash, Superdrug, Vodafone, Santander, City Pub Group & Boux Avenue on their acquisition and disposal programmes and store portfolio strategies.

The Colliers UK Retail Agency team is one of the most active and successful agency teams in the UK retail market and advises on over 800 retail & leisure deals every year right across the UK.

These deals are well balanced between advising occupiers and owners – this ensures we have an excellent perspective on both sides of the market.

Dan has regularly commented on the retail market in national media including BBC News, Newsnight, LBC, BBC Radio 4, The FT, CNBC, The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Times, TalkRadio and most property media channels. 

 

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Josh Leon

Director | Head of Central London Restaurants

Retail Agency - Central London

London - West End

Josh Leon leads the restaurant specialism within the Central London Agency Team. He is a hugely experienced agent, broker and advisor with over 16 years of experience in this niche sector.  He advises many of London’s leading developers, estates and fund managers on converting, developing and curating property for Food and Drink use. His familiarity with technical, planning and licensing matters and his ambitious and visionary approach to tenant mix strategy are sought after by developers in the early phases of a project, but his main point of difference is his connectivity - the relationships he has within and around the restaurant business and the direct access he has to a wide range of high profile and successful operators both in London and globally.

Josh advises many of the world’s top restaurateurs on their expansion or disposal options in London and brokers deals on their behalf. He is retained by the Crown Estate to advise on the Food and Drink offer in their flagship mixed use development in St James’s, London.

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Paul Souber

Co- Head UK & EMEA Retail

Retail Agency - Central London

London - West End

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

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Hannah Zitren

Associate Director

Marketing & Communications

Manchester

I am responsible for media relations and generating coverage in top tier broadcast and print media. I work across a range of Colliers’ UK & Pan-EMEA business lines advising on their strategic and tactical PR needs.

My role includes:

·         Developing and executing PR plans for the various business lines to help promote their key messages across all aspects of the media - print, broadcast and social.

·          Media evaluation and reporting objectives, targets and successes across the business.

·         Reputation management and crisis management.

·         Media training.

·         Media engagement: setting up meetings with top tier media and various internal spokespeople to continuously expand and build a presence with property and vertical media network.

·         Consistently delivering service excellence, meeting with business heads of a regular basis and trying to influence the research as much as possible to ensure our content has a strong enough news hook.

·         Key campaigns that I work on include MIPIM; MAPIC; REVO; Midsummer Retail Report; IHIF; Cities of Influence in addition to a host of all alternative property sector research reports.

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