• Mark Sheehan

    Why the institutions have an insatiable appetite for pubs


    Turmoil in the retail market and the UK pensions crisis have shifted institutional property investment to an alternative sector. Mark Sheehan, of Coffer Corporate Leisure, explains why the public house market is offering stability and how both investors and operators can capitalise

  • Kames Capital

    Kames Capital acquires Home Counties investment portfolio


    Kames Capital, the UK-based investment management business, has acquired a portfolio of eight prime public house, restaurant and retail investment properties, located in the Home Counties, for an undisclosed sum, MCA has learnt.

  • Mayfair Capital

    Mayfair Capital acquires drive-thru portfolio


    Mayfair Capital, the investment firm, has acquired a portfolio of five prime ‘drive thru’ investments, in a deal valued at £6.5m, MCA understands.

  • Clive Watson

    City Pub Group acquires third Brighton site


    City Pub Group has completed the acquisition of the Alfresco seafront Italian restaurant and bar in Brighton, MCA understands.

  • Neil Morgan, Christie & Co

    Christie & Co: Plenty more M&A activity to come in 2018


    Christie & Co’s Neil Morgan has told MCA that he is tracking a number of portfolio deals likely to happen this year.

  • The Ivy has pulled out of plans to open on Exeter High Street.

    The Ivy pulls out of Exeter site


    The Ivy has pulled out of plans to open on Exeter High Street.

  • Bramley Bars, Lord Poulett

    Bramley Bars makes it three


    Bramley Bars has acquired the Lord Poulett inn in Hinton St George, Somerset, for an undisclosed sum, taking its portfolio of pubs to three.

  • News

    Abbey Inns sells Southampton site


    Abbey Inns has sold the former Wild Lime bar in Portswood Southampton to the operators of the city’s Heartbreakers bar. The lease has been assigned, via Davis Coffer Lyons, to Piers Kannangara and Thomas Dyer. Kannangara also owns and operates The Social Bar in Southampton and founded Addict ...

  • Property JONGHO SHIN/iStock/

    Colliers calls for reform of retail lease structure


    Colliers International has put forward a five-point plan that its says represents a “radical reshaping of the lease model” in the retail sector.

  • Shaftesbury

    Give lease a chance


    Shaftesbury is known for its forward-thinking approach to leasing, which has helped maintain the West End as a dynamic place to eat out. Julia Wilkinson discusses this pioneering approach, food and drink trends across the portfolio, and the evolution of Chinatown into a diverse Pan Asian offer with Finn Scott-Delany