From financial services to government and quasi-government, telecommunications and media to pharmaceutical, utilities to infrastructure and train operating companies (TOCs), we have extensive experience of advising large real estate owners and occupiers from a broad range of industry sectors.
Our solutions combine both strategic consultancy and estate management services. We have expertise with all property types from retail units to industrial sheds and offices to specialist assets, from both an operational and legacy portfolio perspective.
Telecommunications, media and technology
We have over 20 years experience in this dynamic industry sector, and we are one of it's leading real estate advisers. We have three specialist teams:
- A team dedicated to supporting the mobile industry closely with wireless and fixed network operators
- A team working with occupiers and owners managing large portfolios leased to operators
- A team focused on media and technology companies
Our clients include Orange, T-Mobile, O2, Vodafone, BT, Babcock, Thames Valley Police, Severn Trent plc, BBC, ITV and Sky. Find out how we are helping the BBC meet the challenges of technological change in the media industry.
Rail, ports, road or aviation - we’re at the heart of the UK’s transport infrastructure. We have a deep understanding of the sector delivering a wide range of services, and working with transport operators, infrastructure owners, public authorities, global engineering consultancies, international transport group companies, central government departments, tenants and private landlords.
Our clients include: Transport for London, Virgin Atlantic, DLR, DfT/BRBR, Network Rail, HS2, Highways Authority, National Express, Stagecoach, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, and more.
Find out more about our specialisms in the transport sector
Utilities (water, electricity, nuclear)
We provide property services to half of the UK’s water companies, helping them save millions of pounds in rate payments and capital receipts through asset sales – money that can be put to good use in service delivery. We have a deep understanding of water, energy and nuclear sector’s regulatory environment and sustainability agenda, as well as key operational requirements. In addition, our close alliance with a specialist rural property partner allows us to offer an integrated service across widely dispersed and unique portfolios.
We hold several appointments to deliver multi-discipline estate management services for a number of major insurers including AXA, Zurich, Royal London, Winterthur and Royal Sun Alliance. This extensive knowledge and experience of the insurance sector ensures that we are able to bring greater insight to our customers about how to improve operational performance.
We have a specialist SIPP team with knowledge and experience of the SIPP industry and HMRC requirements which positions us as a leading advisor to the SIPP industry. The core team, working with our office network, provide a comprehensive property service to SIPP providers and investors alike.
We offer a tailored approach to our clients ranging from the full outsource of their property function, to add hoc asset management or disposal advice on a property by property basis.
We currently provide a full property outsourcing model to a range of different sized operators including Friends Life, AXA Wealth, MC Trustees and Smith & Williamson.
We have delivered solutions for many pharmaceutical companies, including Novartis, Abbott, Teva and Boehringer Ingelheim.
Motor trade and roadside
Our motor trade and roadside team, based in London, Sheffield, Southampton, Manchester and Glasgow, works across the UK. We provide a full range of expert motor trade and roadside real estate services and act for vehicle manufacturers, oil companies, fast fit specialists, motor dealer groups, petrol retailing groups and all major banks and lending institutions.
Working in partnership with clients we provide long term strategic solutions, built upon our knowledge of dealership specifications, franchise requirements, tyre and exhaust centres, petroleum agreements, legislation and specialist sector valuation methodology.
Our major clients include, Shell UK, Total UK, Vauxhall Motors, Inchcape Retail, Kwik-Fit, GK Group, Hendy Group, Richmond Motor Group, TC Harrison Group, Mazda Motors, Gordon Lamb Group and Formula One Autocentres.
We provide comprehensive estate management services to a range of high street and specialist retail operators in connection with their UK portfolio. Our clients include Alliance Boots, Carphone Warehouse, Tui UK Ltd, Staples, T-Mobile, Subway, Maplin, National Express, East Coast Bus and Caterleisure Group (trading under the following brands – Café express, Travel Lines, Skylines, Café Oasis, and NRG Café).
We also provide strategic consultancy, focusing on portfolio consolidation, rationalisation, site location analysis based on retail catchments, spend analysis and customer profile. We provide retail advice on high street retail, shopping centres, leisure and catering, out of town retail, roadside and convenience retail and transport hubs.