National Retail Property Advisors

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Five years ago today this happened...Happy Birthday @TrinityLeeds - we are delighted to have played our part……
5 weeks ago
January 2018
Another new acquisition for clients in #Leeds this space
January 2018
@bradford_up Thanks - we are in discussions with The Real Buzz who want to be in BRADFORD. All very confidential at this stage of course.
January 2018
@NMylroie @TheBroadwayBrad We got a no sadly Millers!Hope to see you soon for Papadoms opening...
January 2018
More new openings @TheBroadwayBrad in the run up to Christmas - both look fantastic #retail #bradford
January 2018
HoHoHo - it’s Central Retail’s Christmas party today at #Leeds finest eating and drinking establishment. Hope you’r……
December 2017
December 2017
Our latest acquisition for clients @FiveGuysUK has opened in #York and looks amazing
December 2017
Thank you @metisrealestate for hosting a fantastic drinks do in your cool new offices last night - great evening #coronationstreetboardroom
December 2017
Another first for #Leeds as NYX open their first standalone store outside London - @Central_Retail acted for……
November 2017
We're proud to be working on this exciting regeneration project : Plans approved for £8m public realm development i……
November 2017
11 years after acquiring Primarks first store at Meadowhall we are delighted to have represented them again on the……
November 2017

Central Retail is one of the UK's leading property consultancies advising owners and occupiers on all aspects of retail property.

Our core services include:

  • Development Leasing

    Using our thorough understanding of the retail occupational market, we provide comprehensive advice on leasing new developments. We provide input into the master planning, site assembly and scheme design, as well as detailed market information to formulate appraisals. Having pre-leased for Land Securities the 1 million sq ft TrinityLeeds Shopping and Leisure Development (opened March 2013) and Westfield / Meyer Bergman's 570,000 sq ft The Broadway Bradford we have a proven track record of delivering successful, high quality Shopping Centres.

  • Shopping Centre Asset Management & Leasing

    We have a proven track record of leasing shopping centres across the UK, where we act on behalf of landlords, including Land Securities, Westfield and Intu.

    This is where we really excel – our "Can Do" attitude to leasing consistently achieves the best results for our clients.

  • Investment Consultancy

    We advise a variety of clients on the acquisition or disposal of retail property investments.

    Our close relationship with retail occupiers gives us an unrivalled ability to understand changes in the occupational market and therefore advise on how that could impact on investment strategies, sales or purchases.

  • Acquisitions & Disposals

    We undertake store acquisitions and disposals on behalf of a number of national retailers in high streets, retail parks and shopping centres throughout the UK.

  • Lease Advisory

    We undertake rent reviews and lease renewals on behalf of landlords and tenants.

    We will also secure commercial advantage for our clients, when there is opportunity through lease re-gears.

Established in 1999, Central Retail has grown to become one of the UK’s leading consultancies in retail property.

We have extensive experience of the occupier market and represent many of the UK’s leading institutions, property companies, developers and national retailers. With experience working in London's West End we are strategically placed to advise on all retail property matters throughout the UK.

  • Bradford The Broadway Bradford

    Westfield/Meyer Bergman's new 570,000 sq ft shopping centre opened 5th November 2015. Anchor Tenants include Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and Next.
    For further information please contact Simon Lyons or Tom Limbert.

  • Barnsley The Glassworks - Town Centre Redevelopment

    Acting on behalf of Queensberry Real Estate and Barnsley Council, we have been appointed on the 350,000 sq ft retail and leisure redevelopment.

    The retail anchor tenant and the cinema are close to being pre-let and the scheme will open Autumn 2019.

    For further information please contact Tom Limbert or Simon Lyons.

  • York Coppergate Shopping Centre

    The 200,000 sq ft Coppergate Shopping Centre is the only shopping centre in York City Centre and is anchored by a 40,000 sq ft TopShop, M&S and Fenwicks.
    For further information please contact Tom Limbert.

Simon Lyons

E:, T: 07775 713339

Simon has worked in the Retail Property Industry for over 25 years. Having worked as a Director at Churston Heard (now JLL) in London for 11 years he established Central Retail in 1999. Advising both retailers and landlord’s across the UK has given him a valuable and comprehensive understanding of the prime occupational retail market. Simon has been involved in numerous acquisition and disposal projects for many of the countries leading retailers and was responsible for bringing Harvey Nichols to Leeds for their first store outside of London as well as acquiring one of the largest UK stores for Primark in Meadowhall. He has acted for some of the UK’s largest shopping centre developers to advise on complex site assembly, scheme extensions and major development projects. Some of the clients he works with include Intu, Westfield, Land Securities, Meyer Bergman, Five Guys, Pizza Hut, Primark, Vision Express, Next and Inditex.

Tom Limbert

E:, T: 07876 440994

Tom joined Central Retail in 2002 having previously worked in the retail agency teams at Donaldsons and JLL.

Advising both Landlords and Retailers across the country, Tom has acted for Caffe Nero for over 10 years, acquiring over 50 stores.

Tom acts on both Shopping Centre instructions and the High Street and his clients include Land Securities, Meyer Bergman, Queensberry Real Estate, Caffe Nero and Rigby and Peller.

Carrie Abraham

E:, T: 0113 244 8668

Carrie joined Central Retail in 2004 straight from University in Leeds. She began working as a PA and soon progressed to Office Manager taking on more varied responsibilities.

Her role includes all elements of administration, finance and general support and diary management for the Directors.