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
- Retail Strategy & Analytics
We use data, analytics and insights to define the future of retail strategy and investments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drawing on proprietary and sourced data, we deliver insights, analytics and strategic recommendations to help you manage, grow and optimise your property portfolio.
Working with landlords, investors, occupiers, local authorities, and BIDs, we combine data and deep retail expertise to help clients understand consumer demand and supply and identify profitable strategic growth options.
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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 , Outlet & Out of Town property and facilitating large scale repurposing & redevelopment projects all across the UK for leading owners including a UK wide role advising Landsec on their shopping centres, outlets and London assets, together with leasing instructions on behalf of Hermes, Canada Life, AEW, 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, The Telegtaph, TalkRadio and most property media channels.
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.
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
Retail Strategy & Analytics
London - West End
Paddy is Director and co-lead of the Retail Strategy & Analytics team, with 15+ years’ experience in data analytics and retail strategy.
Prior to Colliers, Paddy co-led the Accenture retail strategy Analytics pillar and had overall responsibility for the Javelin Group Commercial Spaces service line, delivering data led retail property projects focused on new development potential, acquisition appraisals and asset management of existing schemes.
Involved in the locations and customer analytics sector since 2002, Paddy has worked on a wide range of projects covering retailer location strategy, due diligence and shopping centre strategy and acquisition appraisals. He graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in Business Computing.
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.