Montagu Evans presents… Retail & Leisure

Montagu Evans retail and leisure sector team are proud to provide high-quality occupational and capital markets advice to owners and occupiers of retail, foodstore and leisure property.

Our client focus is underpinned by unrivalled expertise across the agency, asset management, lease advisory, planning, rating, and capital markets that allows us to provide detailed, strategic advice that anticipates, reacts and adapts to changes in the market.

Agency and Asset Management

Acting nationwide for owners, developers and occupiers gives our experienced team extensive market knowledge. In addition to the acquisition and disposal of units, we specialise in unlocking complex asset management opportunities, working closely with our planning and capital markets colleagues to ensure the most value accretive outcome for our clients.

In addition, we are retained by some of the biggest national operators such as Boots, Wickes and McDonalds in helping them secure sites in and out of town, nationwide and on a freehold and leasehold basis.

Key contacts: Tim Hayns and Henry Elwess

Lease Advisory

We are market-leading experts in lease advisory specialising in food store and out-of-town retail and leisure rent reviews, lease renewals, regears and lease restructuring across the UK.  The team regularly act as expert witnesses on disputes and is experienced in all forms of dispute resolution.

Key contacts: Chris Keen (foodstores) or Rob Lawson (retail and leisure)

Investment and Capital Markets

Our integrated teams allow our experienced capital markets and investment team to fully appraise sale and acquisition opportunities.   Over the past 3 years we have transacted over £bn of retail, leisure and food-store property throughout the UK.

Key contacts: Ed George and Mark Girling


Our planning department invests its expertise in understanding the political environment, the communities they operate in, relevant policies affecting development prospects, and their connections with decision-makers and other stakeholders in the retail and leisure industry.

Key contacts: Craig Blatchford and Lucy Turner

Additional Service Lines

Alternative Use Value: AUV offers a strategic assessment of potential alternative uses for properties, maximising their value and providing clients with informed insights to optimise their investment decisions.

Key contacts: Simon Rogers and Harry Charman.

Rating: Business Rates significantly impact total occupancy costs and as such are an important, and sometimes overlooked, factor in appraising property for both owners and occupiers. Our specialist team can navigate the complex landscape of exemptions and reliefs and proactively review and challenge assessments to ensure that the financial burden is minimised.

Key contact: Josh Myerson

Valuation: Accurate valuations are crucial to make informed business decisions.  Our experienced valuers employ rigorous methodologies combined with deep market knowledge shared across the business to determine the true value of retail, food store and leisure assets.

Key contacts: Liz Dovey and Fred Woods

“I’ve been very impressed by the service and advice at Montagu Evans. Throughout the process of a long and complicated bid the team carefully coordinated a variety of expertise that gave us a combination of skill sets and knowledge which, in my opinion, allowed us to be fully prepared for all circumstances. I am sure we will have continued success in the future.” Director, Long Income Fund, CBRE Global Investors


Development Consultancy. Planning. Heritage. Rating. Valuation. Land. Investment. Agency. Property Management. Lease advisory. VIABILITY. regeneration. 

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