At face value, the threats faced by high street retailers are both manifold and of great concern. But look beneath the surface and the opportunities are there: for retailers with the right offer, the right product and the right trading environment, the possibilities are endless. Effective estate management is a key element of any retailer’s success.

At Gerald Eve, expertise in the retail sector extends from cost management – of rents, business rates and service charges – to agency and acquisition, development consultancy and investment advice. The firm’s expertise can be seen through an unrivalled understanding of retail property and an awareness of the issues and sensitivities the sector faces. Clients have been saved millions of pounds in effective business rates mitigation and the negotiating of rents and service charges.

Operating from offices throughout the UK, the retail team boasts clients including: All Saints, Boots, Coral, Debenhams, Halfords, Morrisons, Primark, Superdrug and WHSmith.