Retail

Working closely with owners to maximise the performance of retail assets.

We are RICS regulated specialists in the asset management of and investment in; high street retail, shopping centres, factory outlet centres, retail parks and leisure complexes, both in and out of town.

Our team has a wealth of experience in restructuring, developing refurbishing, leasing, marketing and the sale and acquisition of retail property.

We have a track record of developing and delivering strategies to create additional value to retail, mixed use and leisure projects. We work with and advise a range of counter-parties, including financial institutions, property owners and tenants.

Asset Management

Global Mutual Asset Management provides expert independent advice that puts our clients’ objectives first.

It draws upon our knowledge, skills and experience to provide:

  • Investment advice – sales, acquisitions and financing
  • Development advice
  • Investment and portfolio modelling
  • Setting and implementation of asset management strategies
  • A focus on value added sustainable growth and results
  • Regular evaluation and reviews of performance
  • Effective liaison with stakeholders – councils, local interest groups and adjacent owners
  • Co-ordination of all independent activities including: planning, design, marketing, leasing, retail mix, management, development, refurbishment, additional income generation, car parking, leisure and alternative use evaluation.
Tenant Advisory

Key aspects of this work include:

  • Assisting tenants in significantly reducing occupancy costs
  • Meetings with landlords and negotiating on behalf of tenants
  • Reviewing and making strategic recommendations on store portfolios
  • Lease re-structuring to deliver key rent savings, together with the opportunity to realise capital, either via landlord contributions or rent free contributions.
  • We previously assisted with a review of New Look’s property portfolio and identified opportunities to aggressively drive costs out of the business. This involved:
    • Exiting under performing stores/markets
    • Re-gearing existing leases, where possible
    • Subletting surplus space accommodation and reconfiguring oversize stores
    • Taking a strategic approach to maximising rent reductions, including rent reviews, lease renewals and lease restructuring.
  • We have close relationships with numerous other retail brands and provide advice to Primark, Peacocks and Edinburgh Woollen Mills.
  • We work with some of the UK's leading financial institutions and landlords delivering a diverse range of asset management solutions.

Our clients include

  • CBRE logo
  • nationwide logo
  • santander logo
  • curzon logo
  • karlin logo
  • zenprop logo
  • davidson kempner logo