Introduction to Christie & Co Retail
The Christie & Co network is inclusive of Christie & Co, the leading specialist business property advisor; Christie Finance and Christie Insurance, who provide bespoke finance and insurance solutions in our sectors respectively.
We are the leading agents, valuers and consultants in various specialist sectors that involve operational real estate. This includes Convenience and Petrol Filling Stations. We have more than 300 professionals across Europe.
We act on behalf of anyone with an interest in these sectors from single site sole traders right through to the largest multiples. Our relationships mean we act for clients including operators, developers and investors, UK and European lenders, plus other professionals such as accountants and solicitors.
We advise on around 5,000 retail business properties a year at any one time are marketing more than 2,000 opportunities for sale through christie.com
We valued more than 4,500 properties in 2018 and currently have more than 2,000 sale instructions.
Our reputation has been built on solid relationships, providing innovation and insight, alongside excellent service delivery. We understand that our clients are all different but have specific goals and targets. We work closely with you to understand what makes success for you; to deliver, every time and on time.
- Agency advice – sales, acquisitions & lettings
- Valuations for many purposes (including ‘Red Book’ valuations
- Investment & development advice
- Vendor or buyer due diligence
- Feasibility studies
- Lease & management contract negotiation
- Rent reviews
Our 28 office network enables us to leverage granular local knowledge with Pan-European insight.
Some of our recent transactions and currently available properties
As the preeminent experts across the Convenience Retail and Petrol Filling Stations markets, we are also proud to work alongside trade organisations including the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) and the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS).
Activity in the forecourt market has been buoyed by sales of single site assets, particularly those that are well located and well invested. A key trend has seen a continued focus among operators on reinvestment following customer demand for ‘food-2-go’ and bigger emphasis on fresh local produce.
Competition for prime sites is intense as group operators look to rapidly expand, with demand frequently outstripping supply. However there is strong demand for all petrol stations as new entrants seek a foothold and single site and small multiple operators strive to acquire their next site.
This ultimately results in a ‘sellers’ market with the best prices achieved where we are able to drive interest from that maximum number of buyers.
Even if you are at the early stages of considering your options, call or email your details to us for a confidential free of charge consultation.
Director - Retail