Retail and Leisure Property Acquisitions

So, you want to open a new branch or maybe acquire your first premises for a new business venture? Perhaps you need to relocate existing premises or are considering a number of new openings in a longer term expansion programme?

Whether you’re a start up, new entrant to the UK, an existing business taking your first steps to expand or a well established multi-site operator, no doubt you’ll be faced with the same frustrations in the acquisition process that take up a large part of your time. Time you don’t have because you’re running your business or dealing with day to day operations and don’t have or can’t allocate existing resources to the task effectively. And to find the right sites takes time, knowledge and whether it’s a buyers or sellers market – always competitive.

That’s where our acquisition service comes in. Our approach is based on years of knowledge and experience in difficult markets and we can apply our expertise to consider the conventional and unconventional.

For a relatively low cost and certainly more cost effective than direct employment or reallocation of existing staff, you can have what is, in effect, your own acquisition manager or director co-ordinating the process for you. Someone who knows the market, knows the process inside out and can take you from refining your brief through to property completion. You can have a dedicated member of your team for as long or short as you need – the service can be tailored to dedicate the appropriate amount of time to ensure the most comprehensive job for you and to an appropriate budget. We work directly with and can report to whoever’s necessary, whether that’s the business owner, MD or business development/estates team.

Every acquisitions brief is different – firstly, we will learn about your company, your drivers and objectives. Then we will advise on how best we can tailor a programme to ensure that you get the most comprehensive advice according to your circumstances and specific requirements. With our comprehensive pool of contacts, relationships, networks and knowledge we will open doors for you , be proactive and ensure that we present as many opportunities as are necessary to find your new location.

Have a look at a few recent case studies below and if you would like to discuss your requirements in confidence, please feel free to get in touch.

To see what different options we offer for property acquisitions and how they can work for you, download our briefing here.