In-depth knowledge of the occupational markets and early insight into ever-changing retail trends form the basis of the advice our High Street Investment team offers clients. Property companies, institutions and private individuals all benefit from our ability to draw on the full range of professional services across the company and we offer detailed advice on acquisitions and disposals right across the UK.
Direct brokerage of retail high street investment assets (including unit retailing, department stores, in town food stores, neighbourhood shopping centres, retail parades)
Strategic client reviews (based on retail holdings within mixed portfolios)
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.