Our team is completely immersed in the retail sector, with a comprehensive view of the UK’s capital markets and an immediate understanding of where investors requirements are concentrated, both from domestic and international investors.
Our teamwork is vital in managing every transaction up to the largest most complex assets and transaction structures,providing the necessary energy, speed and agility through to completion. Jones Lang LaSalle’s renowned due diligence, confidentiality and absolute professionalism underpin all we do. We know what delivers the right results and are entirely driven by client success.
We have a powerful track record advising on the sale and purchase of over 250 shopping centres, 655 high street shop investments and 61 retail warehouses since 2000, which gives us outstanding market knowledge and the highest quality experience. Our core intelligence is reinforced by our continuous market monitoring and extensive retail agency exposure, giving us up to the minute knowledge on occupier activity, sharpened by the forecasting of our research team.
Some of our recent key transactions include the disposal of East Kilbride Shopping Centre for Land Securities/British Land for £386 million; the sale of the Telford Shopping Centre, Telford for USS Pension Fund, for £445 million; the funding of St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen for Invista Real Estate for £75 million; the disposal of a £50 million shop portfolio for Prudential; the acquisition of The Maltings, Salisbury for J Sainsbury and Land Securities joint venture; the acquisition of Lind Retail Park, Lincoln for J Sainsbury; the sale and leaseback disposal of the prime supermarket portfolio for J Sainsbury and the sale of The Gate, Newcastle, a modern leisure complex for £76.5 million on behalf of Land Securities. We are also strategic property advisor to USS Pension Fund and tactical asset manager to Schroders SERPUT Fund and to Hermes Real Estate.