Leading UK Retail Property Advisors
Our 35-strong retail team provide expert leasing, acquisition, consultancy and investment advice to retailers, hospitality operators and owners. Working closely with our clients, we draw on the expertise of other disciplines within Colliers, such as valuations, ratings and planning to offer you a complete service.
- Dedicated Retail Advisors 35
- Prime Retail Instructions (sq ft) 5m
- Transactions Completed 700+
- Client Recommendation Rating 96%
What we offer
World-Class Retail Property Solutions
Working with developers, owners and occupiers, our retail experts drive exceptional results by offering complete solutions for all retail real estate assets.
- London Retail & Restaurant Agency
London's most active retail and restaurant agency with an unrivalled network of clients and buyers.
- UK Retail Agency
Specialists in advising owners and occupiers in developing, repurposing, leasing and acquiring all retail properties.
- Retail Capital Markets
Our proven track record connects institutional clients, REITs, private investors, private equity, family office and sovereign wealth investors to the best opportunities in the UK retail market.
- Retail Lease Advisory
We provide expert advice and negotiate for both landlords and tenants, helping our clients achieve the optimal terms of their lease
We offer full end-to-end retail services from development advice, leasing strategies, to helping you source new retail or restaurant locations - in many cases, completely "off market".
Working with the largest landed estates in London, we have an unrivalled network and access to the latest retail data and insights that can deliver real-time competitive advantage to our clients.
With our extensive knowledge of current market trends and retailer activity, and by working closely with our wider investment, development and advisory teams, we offer best-in-class services that identify opportunities and secure optimum deals.
Whatever the size or purpose of your property, you will benefit from our tailored approach that delivers exceptional results.
Operating across the retail sub-sectors, our consultancy-led approach to the market has seen the team increase its client base and develop specialisms in high street, shopping centre, supermarket and retail warehouse sectors.
We represent both public and private sector clients and have a clear understanding of their own distinctive requirements.
Our track record and the successes of our clients speak for themselves.
We have significant experience in the retail sector and our principle specialism is in in high value shops, bars, restaurants and gyms in Central London along with the large store sector (supermarkets, department/variety stores) and High Streets, Shopping Centres and Retail Parks throughout the UK.
Working closely with our transactional Agency teams to maintain up-to-date database of transactional evidence enables us to achieve the strongest negotiating position for our clients.
The close relationships we develop with our clients gives us great insights into business requirements and informs our highly tailored advice.
Latest Retail Listings
Retail Insights and Reports
UK Grocery Real Estate Review | 2021
Co-Head of Retail Agency
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.
Head of Retail Development and Advisory
Greg is a retail property and development specialist with nearly 30 years’ experience, who advises clients across the UK on all aspects of retail agency, development and investment. He provides advice on food stores, shopping centres, out of town and all other forms of retail and mixed use development. His expertise includes master planning, scheme design, development appraisals, compulsory purchase, leasing, development agreements and the sale and funding of projects. Greg is a particular expert in food store development. He is retained by Sainsbury's to advise them on their supermarket properties across the north of England and also advises ALDI's Corporate Property team. Greg has a strong track record in advising both private and public sector clients on the development of new shopping centres, retail parks and mixed use developments.
Co- Head UK & EMEA Retail
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
Director | Head of Central London Restaurants
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.
Head of 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.
Head of 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.