People

Brian Owen

Partner

Location

Milton Keynes

Contact Brian

T: +44 (0)1908 685956

E: bowen@geraldeve.com

Brian is a Partner in our Milton Keynes office. He has many years’ experience in leisure property including asset management, valuation, acquisitions, disposals, leasing and rent reviews. Brian has an in depth understanding of the leisure market, with particular emphasis on hotels, pubs and restaurants. He is responsible for the corporate property management contracts with Whitbread, TGI Fridays and Charles Wells.

Specific experience

Heading up a team of surveyors he is responsible for managing in excess of 1800 properties in the UK for Whitbread including all of their associated brands (Premier Inn, Costa, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre etc) as well as circa 200 Charles Wells pubs. He also has direct responsibility for the TGI Fridays property portfolio of in excess of 75 restaurants.

Experience includes:-

Undertaking and advising on asset management cost control, including, rent review negotiation, lease renewals, and lease re-gears.

Disposing of surplus hotel, restaurant and pub sites, including advising on value and the best method of disposal. This includes identifying and advising on alternative use development potential.

Acquiring leisure sites and going concerns throughout the UK.

Improving site performance by acquiring adjacent land and buildings to allow extension or other diversification.