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By James Watson – 30 July 2019 Pricing corrections in the UK Retail Property market are creating opportunities for investors but the comparative lack of debt finance is hampering the execution of transactions. Continued negative sentiment towards the retail sector will undoubtedly – in the case of some assets – cause an over-correction in pricing.…(Read More)

How sustainable is online retail?

By James Watson – 18 July 2019 Is online retailing sustainable? I don’t mean just in a business sense, but also with regard to the environmental impact it has. Online retailing isn’t going away; it’s what the consumer wants. However, the concept is still a relatively recent phenomenon and it is perhaps more…(Read More)

By James Watson – 1 March 2019 Myth has it (and Eric Clapton will back me on this) that hard up bluesman, Robert Johnson, ‘went down to the crossroads’ in Clarksdale, Mississippi one night to sell his soul to the devil in return for the guitar playing talent that would subsequently make him a legend.…(Read More)

By Georgie Griffiths – 21 February 2019 How seemingly out-dated technology is now transforming the way retailers configure their stores and shoppers pay for goods. It’s been 25 years since QR (Quick Response) codes were first introduced to the world – the scannable graphics that have featured on virtually everything from boarding passes, magazines and…(Read More)

By James Watson – 06 November 2018 The CMA must consider the wider picture in assessing this proposed merger. Last week when the Chancellor Phillip Hammond completely failed to land a glove on the online retailers who are seen in some quarters as being the nemesis of the UK High Street, it was somewhat ironic…(Read More)


By Georgie Griffiths – 23 October 2018 Despite being synonymous with online retailing, the opening this week of an Amazon pop-up store on London’s Baker Street and the successful launch of its 4-star store in New York last month has accelerated the presence of the digital giant in the physical retail environment. The…(Read More)


By James Watson – 30th August 2018 Opus North, a leading Yorkshire property developer backed by Palmer Capital has successfully sold a Morrisons supermarket at Hillsborough Barracks in Sheffield to a supermarket Income REIT for £51.7m reflecting a net initial yield of 4.59%. The site has been sold on behalf on the Palmer Capital…(Read More)

Wickes South Ealing

By James Watson – 30th August 2018 Colliers International’s Retail Capital Markets team achieves premium pricing for long let DIY store. Colliers International’s Retail Capital Markets team has sold a 30,918 sq ft freehold purpose built retail warehouse unit, on South Ealing Road, Ealing, London, on behalf of LaSalle Investment Management, to clients…(Read More)

MSRR 2018

By James Watson – 04th July 2018   In Retail Capital Markets when we play ‘join the dots’, we’re looking at deals, values and volumes. So we’re going to take a look at the top transactions by price across the shopping centre, supermarket, high street and out of town markets since we reported last…(Read More)