Leading Retail Property Agents
We provide expert consultancy to investors and operators on the sale, acquisition, disposal and valuation of retail space. Our UK-wide Retail Agency teams are based in London, Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leeds. Our teams also advise on the leasing of both in-town and out-of-town space, which encompasses a variety of shopping environments.
- Dedicated Retail Advisors 12
- Deals Per Year 600+
- Prime Retail Instructions (sq ft) 1.5m
- Client Recommendation Rating 96%
We advise institutional owners, property companies, local authorities and private investors, as well as international and domestic retailers. Our clients include Aviva, M&G, L & G, AXA, Hermes and CBREGi.
We work with our clients to deliver innovative solutions, market updates, store rationalisation, disposal planning and implementation and have specialist market knowledge of High Street locations across the country. We utilise key relationships within the industry to deliver solutions to our clients’ needs and demands. Acquisitions, relocations and disposals are a core part of our business. We supply advice on how best to maximise revenues and minimise liabilities.
Our services include:
- Repurposing retail assets
- Cross-sector agency advice (hotel, student residential, retirement living, mixed use)
- Development appraisal
- Development management
- Forward funding
The Colliers team specialise in leasing and development advice nationally. We focus on driving performance of prime assets through occupier led asset management for a wide range of institutional and private landlords, property companies and developers.
Our team works with investors, developers and occupiers to create successful projects in urban and out-of-town locations. We are specialists in the food store market with an unrivalled track record.
Everything we do is based on creating viable and deliverable projects that meet our clients’ requirements.
- Retained advisors to Sainsbury’s on their supermarkets in the north of England and have advised on over 80 possible and actual food store acquisitions and extensions, as well as many developments and disposals.
- Advised St Modwen on the £38.5 million purchase of Kirkby town centre and retained to advise on the development and leasing of a new 135,000 sq ft retail park anchored by Morrisons.
- Advised Epping Forest Borough Council in site acquisition, development and leasing of a 180,000 sq ft new shopping park.
- Advised Mansfield Borough Council on their long term development strategy for Mansfield town centre and retained to advise on the joint venture development of former bus station site.
- Advised Bolton Council on the purchase of Crompton Place Shopping Centre for £14.8 million.
Sainsbury’s, St Modwen, McCarthy & Stone, Langtree, Network Space, Mansfield Borough Council, Bolton Council and Urban & Civic
Our shopping centre team has a long established record of producing innovative asset management advice, through to implementation of leasing in order to maximise income and capital growth.
Shopping centres are a key part of our business and we currently advise on over 20 across the UK, totalling in excess of 6m sq ft. In a challenging market we pride ourselves on delivering forward looking and creative leasing solutions to ensure the best results for our landlord clients.
We are market leading advisors in negotiating and agreeing innovative turnover based leases with a great depth of knowledge of occupier's sales densities - as the retail market moves ever towards turnover based leasing, we are helping clients to navigate this very complex area, which we have an extensive and proven track record of delivering.
Our leasing advice is based on our understanding relationships with retailers across the UK, Europe and worldwide - providing tailored occupier led advice is crucial in this fast changing market.
We currently work with many of the leading shopping centre owners including Aberdeen Standard, Blackrock, Curzon Advisors, Invesco, Landex, M & G, and NewRiver.
We offer a truly integrated consultancy service for out of town property, with our agency, capital markets, development, lease advisory and retail strategy teams working closely together to advise our landlord and occupier clients.
Our services include:
- Acquisitions, disposals and funding
- Site acquisition, development appraisals, agency advice and lettings
- Reviews, third party, pact, asset management and lease renewals
- Research profile modelling, network planning and shopper insight
We represent occupiers at all stages of their evolution, from major occupiers with extensive store portfolios to emerging niche operators.
Talk to us for balanced and tailored advice on planning and implementing store strategies from one off flagship locations through to multiple rollout programs across the UK. We have a long track record of advising occupiers right from the start of their store growth.
We provide wide ranging strategic advice for the management for store portfolios including disposal, relocations, acquisitions and lease re-gears.
Our existing clients include Aldi, Burger King, Costa, Dixons Carphone, Sky, Oliver Bonas, Sainsburys, Superdrug, Fraser Hart, iSmash & Savers. We have worked with many of these occupiers for more than 10 years, with some for over 20 years, and we focus on providing long term strategic advice.
Latest Retail Listings
UK Store Disposal Lists
In April 2020, Carphone Warehouse instructed us on the disposal of 280 high street, shopping, retail park and roadside stores located across the UK.
There are now less than 80 sites still available.
The stores are situated in prominent locations with high footfall and represent the opportunity for either acquiring groups of stores or single sites.
Santander has appointed Colliers to oversee its property consolidation programme, following the bank’s announcement that the retail and commercial bank is to reduce the number of branches and offices across its UK portfolio.
Colliers are currently marketing 85 properties, a mix of freehold and leaseholds, in locations across the UK.
The announcement coincides with Colliers’ appointment as strategic property advisor to Santander for its UK retail and office portfolio.
Retail News & Insights
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.
Co-Head of Retail Agency
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.