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Midsummer Retail Report 2022

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The latest 2022 UK retail real estate and property market research, analysis, outlook and commentary.


Our retail property market analysis looks at how the retail industry and the property sector that serves it has seen the ‘rules’ ripped up in recent years.

This commercial retail real estate report also reviews the attitudes of consumers and how their shopping behaviours have been reshaped by the constraints of lockdown and new social sensibilities.

Through bespoke research and expert retail property market commentary, the 2022 Colliers Midsummer Retail Report explores the outlook for our shared sector and what strategies are emerging to forecast against a backdrop of radical change.

The retail property market update report, from our UK Retail Team, 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. To request the report, please complete the form below.

 

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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 & redevelopment projects all across the UK for leading owners 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 occupiers, 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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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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Becky Hance

Director

Retail Capital Markets

London - West End

Becky has specialised in the retail investment market for 12 years covering all sub-sectors of retail including Supermarkets, High Street shops, Retail Warehousing and Shopping Centres. She advises a range of clients including UK Funds and Institutions, Property Companies and Private UK and Overseas Investors. 

Becky joined Colliers International in 2014 following its acquisition of Briant Champion Long. Since then she has advised on over £800m of transactions. 

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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.

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Matthew Hobbs

Head of Retail - Lease Advisory

Retail - Lease Advisory

London - West End

Having worked in the Lease Advisory side for over 30 years, Matthew is a specialist in high value retail / leisure rent reviews, lease renewals and lease negotiations.

This includes luxury shops, bars, restaurants and gyms in London along with other large retail stores (particularly supermarkets / department stores) and flagship shops throughout the UK for both landlords and tenants. Occupational advice and due diligence on supermarket investment acquisitions is a particular expertise and he is regularly approached by investors and brokers alike to provide specialist advice in this area. 

His team of five full time professional surveyors and two consultants deal with retail / leisure rent reviews, lease renewals and regears for landlords and occupiers in all of the major towns and cities in the UK. He also works closely with the agency and investment teams in asset management initiatives, lease restructuring and investment acquisitions and sales.

He is on the RICS panel of independent experts and is regularly called upon to act as third party on high value rent reviews in Central London and throughout the country.

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