CBRE has dedicated sector specialists working on supermarket investment opportunities throughout the UK and across the lot size spectrum. We have considerable experience in advising on investment purchases and sales, funding and commitment agreements, and sale and leaseback transactions on behalf of REIT, prop co, institutional, private equity and individual investment vehicles.
how you benefit
Sitting within the dedicated Supermarket Group at CBRE, the supermarket capital markets team is able to leverage the expertise of the sector specialists in agency and development, lease advisory and planning to provide an unparalleled level of service to clients that is unique within the industry.
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.