We are the only UK real estate consultancy with a team dedicated to the Supermarket sector. Our team offers specialist advice from development consultancy, agency transactions, planning, research, location planning, lease consultancy and investment. Our clients include leading retailers, developers and funds. The team has also provided advice to the competition commission and other public sector organisations given their unique knowledge and insight the sector. This depth of knowledge has led to an unparalleled track record, with advice being given on in excess of 1m sq ft of Supermarket floorspace in the last 12 months.
How you benefit
The Supermarket property sector has unique characteristics that require specialist knowledge.
Our Supermarket specialists are market leaders in the sector and therefore can deliver specialist advice to clients.
The Supermarket sector is fast changing as consumer patterns change; our team are constantly looking to provide innovative advice to clients on location analysis, store design and transaction structures.
It is these factors that mean our clients benefit from working with a trusted advisor, who has detailed in-depth knowledge of the sector, based on many years of experience but also a team that is driven to find new opportunities and solutions.
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.