Mark Sheehan

Why the institutions have an insatiable appetite for pubs

12 Sep 2018

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


Give lease a chance

14 Jun 2018

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


Burning Night Group estate brought to market

15 Oct 2018

The administrators of the Burning Night Group have officially put the estate on the market.


Whittaker makes move to take Intu private

05 Oct 2018

John Whittaker, Intu’s largest shareholder, has confirmed he is working with a consortium with the aim of taking the shopping centre owner private.

New operator sought for Kensington Roof Gardens

04 Oct 2018

Kensington Roof Gardens, the iconic space in London’s Kensington Street, is about to be brought to market, MCA understands.

Property housing Ottolenghi’s ROVI sold for £65m

03 Oct 2018

Great Portland Estates has announced that it has exchanged contracts to sell 55 Wells Street, W1 to an overseas investor for £65.4m.

Bistro Qui? The Hub Alehouse & Kitchen

Bistro Qui? looks to dispose of three sites

28 Sep 2018

Liverpool-based operator Bistro Qui? is looking to dispose of three of its sites – two in Liverpool and one in Shrewsbury.

Shaftesbury identifies tenant for flagship Seven Dials scheme

28 Sep 2018

Landlord Shaftesbury has said it has Thomas Neal’s Warehouse in Seven Dials under offer to “an innovative UK-based food-led retail concept”.

Kames Capital

Coffer confirms £19.5m portfolio sale to Kames

26 Sep 2018

Coffer Corporate Leisure has completed the sale of a leisure portfolio of eight high-quality freehold public house/ restaurant/ retail investment properties for c£19.5m to Kames Property Income Fund.

Cesca Hawes

DCL makes appointment to Development & London Estates team

18 Sep 2018

Davis Coffer Lyons has expanded its Development & London Estates team with the appointment of Cesca Hawes.

Park Chinois building sold for over £42m

14 Sep 2018

The Mayfair building which houses Alan Yau’s Park Chinois restaurant has been sold for over £42m.

Plough & Harrow, Malvern

B&P completes acquisition of Malvern pub from Wadworth

12 Sep 2018

Brunning & Price, The Restaurant Group-owned pub company, has completed the acquisition of the Plough and Harrow in Worcestershire.

Kames Capital

Kames Capital acquires Home Counties investment portfolio

07 Sep 2018

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

07 Sep 2018

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

07 Aug 2018

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

01 Aug 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

13 Jul 2018

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

Bramley Bars, Lord Poulett

Bramley Bars makes it three

13 Jul 2018

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

Abbey Inns sells Southampton site

06 Jul 2018

Abbey Inns has sold the former Wild Lime bar in Portswood Southampton to the operators of the city’s Heartbreakers bar.

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Colliers calls for reform of retail lease structure

20 Jun 2018

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