Our specialist team advise manufacturers, occupiers, investors, developers and lenders within the Automotive and Roadside property sector across the UK, through providing sector knowledge and commentary.
The team offers a personal, tailor-made service on a project-by-project basis, working in partnership with clients to provide long-term strategic solutions in a highly customer-driven marketplace.
Colliers has the one of the UK’s largest dedicated department of automotive and roadside agents and valuers. Over 75% of our Automotive & Roadside clients go on to use the services of supporting divisions within Colliers International.
What we offer
We work on single property and portfolio sales, lettings and acquisitions, providing expert advice to assist with strategic decision-making for the acquisition and disposal of roadside and automotive premises throughout the UK. With recognised experts working across the sectors, we offer a blend of detailed regional knowledge and operational expertise on all property matters via our network of offices.
Our specialist areas include:
- Vehicle dealerships
- Petrol Filling Stations and convenience retailing
- Drive-thru and drive-to roadside restaurants
- Fast fit and motorist centres
- Motorway and Trunk Road service areas
- Trade parks
- Roadside Retail
- Workshops & bodyshops
A comprehensive valuation service for owners, occupiers and lenders. You can trust our experienced RICS qualified and registered valuers to advise you on a range of automotive and roadside properties and portfolio’s.
We inspect and value around 250 properties within the automotive and roadside sector a year with an aggregate value of over £5bn.
Talk to us about:
- Redbook Loan security valuations
- Valuations for accounting purposes
- Portfolio & asset valuations
- Strategic advisory and sale & leasebacks
- Due diligence on corporate property and business acquisitions
Whether you are a landlord or tenant, you can talk to us about a range of lease consultancy matters on automotive and roadside properties.
We can provide specialist advice on the following:
- Rent Reviews
- Lease renewals and/or re-gears
- Expert Witness Reports (e.g. for Arbitration, Expert Determination, Court and PACT)
- Asset management
We provide advice to owner occupiers, pension funds, corporate clients, property companies and high net worth individuals on the sale, purchase and funding of automotive and roadside properties.
Due to our expertise and experience in dealing with occupational properties we able to provide quality advice relative to rental and capital values, lease terms, and comparative analysis. We also have the contacts within the investment and funding markets.
Our core services include:
- Investment transactions, buying and selling
- Portfolio reviews
- Sale & leaseback guidance
Automotive Viewpoint 2021
This report looks at the key issues impacting the automotive sector and provides a snapshot for investors of the constraints and the opportunities arising in an industry that is under huge pressure to transform itself.
Jardine Motor Group
821 Tyburn Road, Birmingham, B24 9NY
Acting on behalf of Jardine Motor Group, our automotive and roadside team negotiated the lease assignment of a high quality, purpose-built vehicle dealership situated fronting Tyburn Road (A38) to Imperial Car Supermarkets.
Instruction: Sale & Leaseback
Greyfriars Court, Kingston, Milton Keynes, MK10 0BN
Acting on behalf of Johnsons Cars Limited, our automotive and roadside team negotiated an investment sale of a 10,889 sq ft vehicle dealership on a site of about 1.26 acres to a Local Authority pension fund. The Property was leased back to Johnsons Cars Ltd on a new FRI lease for a term 15 years.
Instruction: Freehold Sale
Barnby Dun Road, Doncaster, DN2 4LS
Acting on behalf of Burrells Motor Group, our automotive and roadside team negotiated the sale of a prominent purpose-built vehicle dealership facility fronting Barnby Dun Road. The property sold for existing use to Riverside Motors.
Head of Automotive and Roadside
John has worked within this niche sector for many years and has been a member of the Colliers International Automotive and Roadside Team for over 15 years. His specialist areas of expertise include motor dealerships, car supermarkets, after sales retail networks including motorist centres, trade counter, drive thru' and roadside retail properties.
He acts on behalf of some of the lead investors, developers and occupiers within these sectors dealing with professional, agency, development and investment matters. His clients include, Arnold Clark, Volkswagen Group, Johnsons Cars, AEW, EG Group, CBRE Investors, Formula One Autocentres and Listers Group.
London - West End
Anthony Keohane has 20 years experience in this specialist sector. He is client director for Toyota (GB) Plc as well as acting for other manufacturers and dealer groups. Anthony has extensive experience in the petrol market and is retained by Sainsbury's supermarkets on their expansion programme. He leads the London team and advises many of the high street banks and private equity houses and in respect of their structured debt and mortgage finance.
Nick is an Associate Director within the Automotive and Roadside Department, specialising in professional work. He undertakes Red Book valuations for a range of lenders, occupiers and investors for a range of purposes including loan security, accounts and for internal purposes. Nick acts on behalf of many landlords and tenants in respect of rent reviews, lease renewals and lease regears. He is regularly asked to carry out negotiations in respect of lease events, and also undertakes 3rd party work. His expertise covers a range of property types within the sector including vehicle dealerships, petrol filling stations and tyre and exhaust centres. He is based out of the Birmingham Office but deals with property nationwide for clients.
I have worked in the Automotive and Roadside sector since 1988, acting primarliy for occupiers, but also landlords and landowners, specialising in acquisitions, disposals and roadside property development. I have recently joined Colliers-International Automotive and Roadside team, having previously been a Partner Rapleys.
Consultant | Automotive and Roadside
I have been working with international, national, regional and local clients within the Automotive sector since the late 1980’s with a particular focus on understanding the client’s business and how real estate forms part of it.
I have worked within the Birmingham, London and Bristol offices of Colliers and as a result have a broad geographical knowledge and client base. My experience includes agency, valuation and professional work in addition to expert witness. Most recently I have been involved in a number of EMEA assignments where I have been keen to apply industry knowledge to local practice and legal background.
I previously worked for a small property consultancy firm within Birmingham city centre for nearly 2 years before I joined Colliers International.
I joined Colliers International in April 2013 within the Automotive Roadside team as the team secretary. As of May 2018 I qualified as a chartered surevyor and am involved with valuations, disposals, acquisitons and rent reveiws all within the automotive and roadside sector.
I began working for Colliers International in January 2019 and joined the Automotive and Roadside Team.
Prior to this I worked for Pendragon PLC in the Estates team as a Graduate Surveyor which I started after University. Here I gained valuable experience in the Automotive sector and built up an understanding of the market and the requirements of an automotive retailer. In November 2017 I became a Chartered Surveyor and following that I began a new role is the Asset Management team at NHS Property Services. I spent around a year there assisting in the management of a varied portfolio around the West Midlands.