Benchmark your trading and assess your potential

Trading leisure properties are valued having regard to trading potential so detailed historic and current accounts are key to all the services we provide. Our extensive experience in reviewing comparable businesses in our specialist sectors enables us to benchmark your trading and assess the potential, which combined with our property expertise allows us to determine value, rental or capital.

Pre-exit review and strategy

Preparing a trading property for sale is crucial to achieving a successful sale. From our long track record of handling sales and acquisitions we know the issues that cause delay and can ensure that these matters are addressed as part of a pre-exit review.

Issues such as title; planning and other statutory matters; employees; trading; and liaising with lawyers, accountants and tax advisers are all fundamental to a successful transaction. We recommend that these discussions start at least 12 months before commencing any marketing.

Sales & acquisitions

We handle off-market sales and acquisitions using our market intelligence combined with up-to-the-minute research, to ensure that the best deal is achieved in absolute confidence. However where we appropriate we implement comprehensive marketing strategies combining the latest digital techniques with in-depth market knowledge.

Capital & Rental Valuations

As RICS Registered Valuers, we regularly undertake capital and rental valuations in connection with bank funding, financial statements, legal proceedings and transactions. We specialise in valuing trade related property.

Lease Renewals & Rent Reviews

Landlord & Tenant advice, lease renewals and negotiating rent reviews are an important service which we provide for both landlords and tenants. We take great pride in achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. We have particular expertise in the golf, health club and racecourse sectors.

Arbitrations & Expert Evidence

Fully qualified and rigorously trained, Colin Crosthwaite FRICS has the in-depth understanding of the responsibilities that go with acting as an expert witness and is able to react quickly and deliver authoritative evidence in the most complex cases.  He has acted in matrimonial, planning enquires and corporate disputes.  Notable cases include:

  • the value of The Queen’s Club in connection with High Court action between the Lawn Tennis Association and Members of the Queens Club.
  • the loss of capital value due to the effects of pollution at a seaside holiday park in Devon.

Sales & leasebacks, and investment

Leisure investments are attracting investors due to the availability of long lease terms and rental growth, often index-linked. In certain cases well-structured sale & leasebacks are still an option to provide funds to an operator and generate value.

We have considerable experience in Opco/Propco structures and have advised on many successful transactions in the caravan park, health club and marina sectors.