We act for retailers and restaurateurs, large or small, to carefully select the best properties for their intended business model. Even if you have found the property yourself, that is where our expertise is needed to help you acquire it on the most advantageous terms possible. The marketing agent will always act in the best interest of the landlord and may not provide you with all the facts necessary to make an informed decision as to how much to pay or what tactics to employ to secure the property on the best terms. Our knowledge and experience in this field will be invaluable to you.
We know the market inside out and actively monitor every opportunity that becomes available often before it comes to the market. We then continue to track properties on a regular basis for price fluctuations and change of events so that our clients have a clear understanding of what can be achieved at any given point in time.
We advise and act on your behalf on every stage of the acquisition process: searching, finding, evaluating, negotiating, agreeing terms, liaising with solicitors, planners, designers, shopfitters, etc all the way through to completion and handover of keys.
Our objective is to help you find successful properties that will enhance your business and help it to grow and prosper in the long term.
With this philosophy, we have helped many businesses to grow from 1 to 60+ sites and have assisted many foreign retailers to acquire their first sites in London.
Call us with your requirements and we can start working for you straight away.
SALES / LETTINGS
Whether you are a landlord that would like to let your property on a new lease or a leaseholder that would like to sell or come out of your lease, we have the expertise and a proven track record spanning 40 years to do everything necessary to achieve the best possible result for you.
We advise on the best form of marketing depending on the type of property and taking account of your own wishes and then work tirelessly to secure a good tenant or a purchaser for you as quickly as possible.
We have knowledge and insight into almost everyone that is looking for your type of property whether that is through our own direct contacts and applicants or through our network of 1000+ commercial estate agents who are retained by their own clients to find such properties. In this way, no one is missed, whether here or abroad.
We also think creatively as to the likely types of uses that would be suitable for your property and then contact everyone in those categories to encourage them to consider the opportunity.
Additionally, we advertise your property on our website and on all the leading online commercial property portals including Shop Property, Co Star, Realla, EG Property Link and Perfect Information Property.
Should you prefer a more confidential and discreet approach, we can accommodate your wishes by specifically targeting a pre-approved group of potentially interested parties.
Finding the right tenant is one thing, equally important is negotiating the very best terms for you.
Whatever the market conditions are like, you can be assured that we will use all our knowledge and expertise to bring about the best possible outcome for you.
We have bought and sold many freehold investments of prime commercial properties in Central London and in other major UK towns for SIPP’s, pension funds, off-shore companies and family offices.
If you are looking to buy or sell this type of property whether it be in the retail, leisure, hospitality, hotel, office or residential sectors, please let us know and we will be pleased to assist you.
Rent Reviews & Lease Renewals
We regularly deal with rent reviews and lease renewals on behalf of our many clients, having done so consistently over the last 40 years.
On the face of it, it may seem that it is just a matter of negotiation between landlord and tenant but there is a lot more to it than that. Successful rent review and lease renewal work is a mixture of art and science. When applied together, one can achieve the best possible outcome for the client.
We carefully scrutinise, analyse and evaluate all physical, legal, and economic factors that have an effect on the rental value of the property based on our knowledge and experience and have a great record of making sure that the comparable evidence is interpreted correctly. Only then can we bring our negotiating skills into action to deliver the best deal.
If the right result cannot be achieved by negotiation, we have no hesitation in proceeding to Arbitration, Independent Expert Determination, PACT or County Court Settlement. Obviously, this should be avoided wherever possible, but we have had many successes whereby going down this route, we have achieved a better result than we would have done otherwise.
Design & Fit Out Service
We have our own in-house professional design consultant, Emily Christina who can provide a complete service for all your design and fit out requirements.
This includes conceptual drawings, landlord packs, mood presentation boards, brand design, technical drawings and selection of shop fitters.
Please do not hesitate to contact her if you feel we can help in this way.
Through our many years of practice, we have built up a great network of good professionals that can assist you with other property related services. In many cases, we can recommend them to be part of your team to meet your objectives. These include the following:
- Property Solicitors
- Rating Surveyors
- Planning Surveyors
- Building Surveyors
- Licensing Solicitors
- Chartered Accountants
- Insolvency Practitioners
- Civil Engineers
- Shop Fitting Companies
- Building Contractors
If we can help by recommending someone to you, please let us know.
Why Get in Touch?
The Central London property world can be a maze for entrepreneurs looking for the right retail and restaurant space so that they can turn their productive ideas and concepts into realities.
Once promising sites are found, conversations with agents can seem to be landlord oriented even though it is well known that businesses form the lifeblood of place-making and thriving local economies.
We at TK Retail believe that it should easier for good businesses to find the premises they are looking for. We also believe that the process of offering for, negotiating and securing the right premises should be a level playing field for both Tenant and Landlord because both parties should be getting the right advice from their own professional.
Contact us with your retail and restaurant requirements and put yourself at a competitive advantage to secure the right spaces to run and grow your business– without undue hassle. We know the market and want to help good businesses succeed. We look forward to speaking with you.