Acquisitions, Disposals & Lettings
In a fast evolving sector that continues to be shaped by consumer demand, our team of experts is focussed exclusively on occupier work, the level of transactional activity across the UK we achieve provides us with unparalleled market intelligence. Our Retailer & Leisure team is skilled in delivering integrated services across retail, restaurant and leisure sectors, including acquisition, disposal and lease advisory work.
Agency and Lease Advisory disciplines are now inextricably linked and as a result we offer a blended team of individuals to ensure we leverage our clients’ position with the ultimate goal of reducing occupational costs, whilst at the same time building in lease flexibility for stores located in the best positions, not only now but into the future.
We are dedicated and trusted advisors to some of the best known retailers in the UK ranging from value to mass market and premium sectors. We also represent international and independent operators.
In some cases, these relationships date back over 20 years.
Our team works across the UK, we are very responsive to clients’ requirements on any scale of project to deliver what we believe to be best in class results.
Brasier Freeth prides itself on the seniority of our resourcing, ensuring that we are able to deliver the strongest terms that a transaction will allow. The depth of our resource is critical in current market conditions.
We know retailers and how they operate and fully understand the localities we work in and how best to represent our clients’ best interests.
High Street Landlord
High Streets are the focal point of our communities and the responsibility lies with us to be creative in adapting to challenges faced by current market conditions, ultimately delivering solutions and resilience for these places.
We advise owners of town centre property ranging from single let assets to large complex multi let projects, often incorporating a diverse mix of uses. We work with a range of investors, property companies and individuals across the UK. The depth of the work that we undertake for retailers provides us with a unique insight into the factors that drive supply and demand in all locations.
We understand the High Street, having negotiated leases on a nationwide basis across a spectrum of properties, ranging from prime city centre locations including Central London through to smaller provincial towns.
Our High Street team lives and breathes the retail assets that we advise on, the high level resource that we can provide to each is ultimately the key to success.
Investment & Development
We are active across the UK buying and selling property on behalf of clients for a wide range of investment purposes.
With a wealth of experience, market knowledge and extensive network of contacts including fund managers, private investors, property companies and investment agents we are well positioned to uncover new opportunities for prospective purchasers and to advise potential sellers on what value is achievable.
Our agents are well established in the markets we serve and can often locate suitable investment opportunities before they even reach the general market.Our Investment Services include, Investment acquisitions, Planning and development consultancy and Investment disposals.
bf provides a market leading lease advisory service ensuring that client portfolios perform at the optimum capacity.
Our Retail Lease Advisory team sit embedded within the Retail Agency team giving in depth knowledge of the market and access to extensive information on completed transactions and current availability. This provides us with unique insights into the factors that drive supply and demand in all locations.
We have a track record in strategic landlord and tenant roles providing innovative lateral thinking. Our specialists span high street, shopping centre and supermarket sectors with instructions ranging from major flagship stores to small shops across the entire UK.
Opportunities to restructure leases in current market condition has never been greater. Both retailers and investors are undertaking a much more detailed appraisal of leasehold liabilities. Retailers are looking to deliver savings across portfolios whilst investors are seeking to minimise void risk and maximise investment returns. All of this has resulted in a significant rise in restructuring activity.
We pride ourselves on the creation of solid, long term relationships built across our platform of clients, providing national coverage and local knowledge and offer a detailed understanding of the complexities of leases and property law, with extensive legal knowledge and contract negotiation skills, focused on risk management and driving cost efficiencies.
Shopping Centre Leasing
The role of Shopping Centres is constantly evolving in response to changes in Customer behaviour.
Whether you are a landlord or developer, our dedicated Shopping Centre team provides specialised advice on leasing, asset management and development.
Leasing is more than simply letting space, our approach is always to take the time to understand each shopping centre environment on a forensic level and focus on the specific needs of our clients.
We add value by adopting a people first approach to our projects, our leasing activity extends beyond traditional retail, diversified to include Cinemas, Workspace, Nurseries, Gym Space, Food and Beverage and Community Uses. We are increasingly leasing space to exciting and innovative independent operators which often involves a very hands on approach.
Placemaking is now at the centre of shopping centre development, customers no longer just want a place to shop, they want to eat, drink and socialise in an environment that’s welcoming and engaging. As a result we carefully consider the current and potential customers for each centre, analyse the local demographics and evaluate the local and regional competitors before targeting potential brands.
Our team has worked on a wide range of shopping scheme instructions from major Regional Centres through to more local town centre developments. We have long standing relationships with leading occupiers across the UK and are also fully engaged with new entrants to the market.