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Midsummer Retail Report 2018

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When a market becomes as dislocated as UK retail property currently is, you have to look beyond the standard property metrics to see what is happening.

Midsummer Retail Report 2018

Midsummer Retail Report 2018

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Mark Phillipson

Consultant

Retail Capital Markets

London - West End

Mark is the former Head of Colliers International's UK Retail Division and also a Director in the UK Investment Team.

He has around 30 years' experience in the sector covering retail agency, development and investment.

Colliers Retail Agency, Investment, and Lease Advisory teams advise a wide range of occupiers and investors, High Street shops, shopping centres, superstores, retail warehousing, and leisure property throughout central London and the UK.   

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Tom Edson

Head of Retail Capital Markets

Retail Capital Markets

London - West End

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.

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Sara Simpson

Director

Retail Agency - Central London

London - West End

Sara is a Director in the Central London Agency Team and offers leasing, development, asset management, strategic and tenant mix advice to major Central London landlords.

Her key landlord instructions include London Estates Mayfair & Belgravia on behalf of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, Marylebone Village on behalf of Howard De Walden and Coal Drops Yard and the wider Kings Cross Estate for Argent LLP.

A born shopper and trend follower, Sara particularly focuses on tenant selection and is assisted by various international research trips, trade show attendance, and following various fashion press subscriptions and blogs, and brings a genuine interest and excitement to the process.

Sara is also the main point of contact for all Sweaty Betty UK wide acquisitions and represents a number of niche operators such as fashion brand Me + Em and footwear brand Lucy Choi.

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Dan Simms

Co-Head of Retail Agency

Retail Agency - Out of Town

London - West End

With over 28 years experience in the retail market, 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, Legal & General, Canada Life, Axa, Aviva, Aberdeen Standard, Invesco and NewRiver.

Dan & the team also advise a large number of leading and emerging retailers, including Dixons Carphone, Oliver Bonas, Fraser Hart Jewellers, Sky, iSmash, Superdrug, Vodafone, Santander, Savers & 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 landlords – 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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Lloyd Entwistle

Director | Agency & Development

Retail Agency - South

London - West End

Lloyd specialises in leasing and development advice nationally. He focuses on driving performance of prime assets through active asset management for a wide range of institutional and private landlords, property companies and developers.

With 15 years experience in the retail market Lloyd focuses on the top regional towns and cities accross the country. In this ever evolving market place Lloyd has advised on the re-development of large blocks and department stores to incorporate a mix of uses throughout the UK including retail, leisure, hotels and residential.

 


 

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Ross Wilkie

Director

Retail Scotland

Glasgow

Leasing & Asset Management work has included a number of high profile shopping centres across Scotland including; Livingston - The Centre, Inverness - Eastgate Centre, Dundee - Overgate Centre, Glasgow - St Enoch Centre, Glasgow - The Forge Shopping Centre, Cumbernauld - Antonine Centre, Dunfermline - Kingsgate Centre, Motherwell - Brandon Centre and Clydebank - Clyde Shopping Centre.

Landlord clients have included Land Securities, Hines, Grosvenor, Rocksrping, F&C Reit, CBREGi, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Belfast Office Properties, London & Regional, Milverton Properties and Edinburgh House Estates.

Ross has also been heavily involved in retailer acquisitions with clients such as Holland & Barrett, Joules, Oliver Bonas, The Works, The Gym Group, Select and Flight Centre.

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Jonathan Millar

Managing Director - Agency Belfast

Belfast

Jonathan is the Managing Director of the Belfast office and has over 25 years experience in the commercial property sector.

Jonathan is in charge of the Investment and Development departments within the Belfast office.  He is extensively involved in the PBSA , BTR markets as well as retail occupational and investment markets with an emphasis on development and the introduction of new stakeholders into  the  Irish property market.

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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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Tom Glynn

Director

Retail Development

Leeds

Tom is part of the Retail Development team that provides advice to a variety of occupier, owner and developer clients in relation to in-town, shopping centres,  foodstores, retail warehouse and roadside properties.

Tom has particularly strong experience in the foodstore sector and assisted Sainsbury’s in their large foodstore expansion drive through both new sites and store extensions. In 2016, Tom was seconded into Netto UK as a Development Surveyor to assist Sainsbury’s property team in seeking new sites for the value retailer across Yorkshire and the North Midlands. This role has now evolved to provide asset management advice to their existing portfolio across the north of England.

Tom is currently providing advice to Bolton Council and their joint venture partners BCEGI and Midia in relation to the acquisition, leasing and mixed-use redevelopment of the Crompton Place Shopping Centre in Bolton. Tom has also worked as part of the team on retail led developments in Barnsley, Darlington, Harrogate, Leeds, Liverpool, Mansfield, Penrith, Sunderland, Warrington and The Point in Malta.

He is currently providing shopping centre leasing advice on schemes in Billingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester and has previously acted on a number of shopping centres across the North and Midlands

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Georgie Griffiths

Associate Director

Retail Capital Markets

London - West End

Georgie joined Colliers International in 2015 and has been positioned within the Retail Capital Markets team since 2016, specialising in foodstore, out-of-town retail and long income investment sectors across the UK.

Georgie has worked with a variety of clients providing strategic advice on investment strategy, as well as advising on acquisitions and leading disposals for a range of different assets. More recently, she has advised on retail repositioning opportunities, including acquisitions of sites with potential for conversion to alternative use. 

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