We are renowned as being the only large practice able to offer a team dedicated to Central London retail investment. We specialise in signature flagship retail transactions for a variety of key clients including Funds, retail dynasties, private investors and the Landed Estates.
How you benefit
With access to the largest retail agency team in London, we have a detailed understanding and coverage of all London sub-markets.
Our involvement in the majority of key transactions has provided us with a comprehensive list of domestic and overseas investors. Understanding these players and their motivations can help lower your execution risk and unlock off-market opportunities.
Our unrivalled experience transacting complex multi-tenanted assets provides you with the very best pre-transaction due diligence, minimising transaction risk and legal costs.
Global money continues to pour into London. Shops, offices, residential, hotels: they are all targets for overseas investors. Phil Cann, the new head of UK Retail, looks at the buying frenzy and the impact it is having on London’s retail investment markets.
In this note, we set out the key issues which Brexit is already raising for retailers. Migration controls and currency movements may mean workers are less ready to work in the UK retail industry, which may increase time and cost. Currency devaluation will also generate more general cost inflation, though not everyone is a loser from these effects, and cost increases may spur yet more innovation in an already dynamic sector. The good news is that this year isn’t all about Brexit. The bad news is there are other more pressing concerns in 2017, with the rating revaluation and apprenticeship levy among the factors which retailers will have to grapple with. As always in retail, the winners will be the most agile and forward-thinking.