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shopping centre leasing

Successful shopping centres stimulate their customers' senses through design, tenant mix, innovations in shopper experience and great levels of service.

Brassington Rowan's role is clear - to work closely with our clients and use our market knowledge and experience to deliver the right tenants on the best possible terms.

As a specialist retail and leisure agency acting on behalf of landlords throughout the North East, Yorkshire and the Midlands, we implement bespoke tenant-mix strategies to secure the best national, international and regional brands to enhance our clients' portfolios.

As a long-established practice we have a wealth of practical experience across a broad spectrum of schemes - including major regional shopping centres, multi-level schemes, speciality arcades and open malls.

Working with us guarantees you access to our dedicated and focussed team, all of whom have strong landlord, retailer and agent relationships. We know the key players and we know what they want.

Our commitment and ability to deliver has enabled us to work with leading landlords including Land Securities, Intu (CSC), Moorfield, NewRiver and Threadneedle.

high street agency

Using our specialist retail and leisure skills, experience and networks we dispose of both freehold and leasehold properties for landlords and retailers. We create and implement a full marketing strategy and tenaciously pursue each negotiation through to completion.

In addition to acting on behalf of high profile landlords, we have developed relationships with a wide range of national and regional occupiers, aligning their portfolios in the dynamic retail environment.

We ensure shops are occupied, rents are maximized and void periods are minimised. We achieve long term value for landlords and relieve tenants of costly liabilities.

strategic asset management

As the retail and leisure sectors evolve, landlords are challenged to maximise financial returns and retailers need to operate in locations that maximise exposure while minimising costs. Our approach to asset management satisfies both of these needs.

Adopting a holistic strategic approach we are able to enhance value by identifying opportunities to reposition and re-size retailers, reconfigure and extend units, introduce alternative uses to broaden appeal, and identify profitable re-gear opportunities.

retail and leisure acquisitions

We identify and negotiate property acquisitions for retail and leisure operators that meet their financial objectives and are in the right location for their customers.

We get to know our clients and their key criteria so we can provide both sound and practical advice. We present an analysis of potential opportunities and discuss the suitability of each based on our extensive experience in the retail and leisure sector. Once a preferred unit has been identified, we negotiate the lease terms in accordance with our client's requirements. Our advice and expertise as a specialist retail and leisure agency protects our clients from hidden costs and onerous lease terms, providing dependable and optimal results.

rent reviews

We negotiate rent reviews on behalf of both landlords and tenants, drawing on our intimate market knowledge and a wealth of experience gained from negotiations on prime units in major cities and shopping centres on the one hand, to smaller units in market towns on the other.

We are experienced in preparing Expert Witness reports for both landlords and tenants, providing fully rationalised and evidence based advice. Our specialist team are familiar with relevant case law and legislation and our market knowledge and involvement ensures we are aware of current market nuances.

lease renewals, re-gears and restructuring

Our technical expertise and specialist sector experience enables us to conduct lease renewals, re-gears and identify opportunities for re-structuring leases. For landlords we advise on strategies to maximise returns, enhance tenant mix and drive value from critical events. For tenants we review future lease events and potential liabilities, outlining opportunities to rationalise or re-structure leases and reduce occupational costs.

We have extensive and varied experience - from sub-regional shopping centre expiry strategies where we negotiate with national retailers and professional advisors, to one-off market town negotiations with and on behalf of private individuals and independent traders.

property investment

With our knowledge of occupational demand and understanding of rental trends, we are able to work with both landlords and occupiers to extract the maximum value from investment sales, leasebacks and purchases. We advise clients on a wide range of acquisitions and disposals of both retail and leisure property investments.

We offer retail agency advice to national investors and investment agents, inputting our local retail and leisure knowledge and networks.

Our thorough approach to due diligence, in depth knowledge of the occupational market and our enviable network of industry contacts throughout the UK ensures we identify suitable opportunities and negotiate the best terms to meet our clients' objectives.

development consultancy

We advise developers and landlords on the design and leasing of new developments, promoting schemes which are suited to market demand and therefore maximising their return on investment.

Our understanding of retail and leisure operator requirements enables us to advise on unit size, configuration and potential demand. We identify and negotiate anchor lettings, provide assessments of market rents, advise on tenant mix and contribute to layout design.

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