London Agency is the heartbeat of Nash Bond, and with seven directors specialising in this market, it is one in which we have a large market share.
The Agency team is instructed by a wide range of landlord clients, including landed estates such as The Cadogan Estate, The Portman Estate and The Crown Estate in St James’s.
We are retained on some of London’s most exciting development projects, including Argent’s King Cross development and the no. 1 shopping centre in the UK, Westfield London. We are retained by large property REITS including Land Securities, for whom we act on their entire retail and leisure London portfolio.
Our exposure to the key prime streets is highlighted by the many high-profile flagship store deals we undertake.
We continue to advise brands seeking to enter the UK retail market in London, and retailers that focus their store expansion on the capital.
They say that retail is detail, and nowhere is this truer than in rent review and lease renewal work.
Our technical expertise – when applied to the market knowledge that comes automatically from the close relationship between out agency and lease advisory – allows us to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.
We regularly beat our landlord client’s independent valuations and our tenant client’s budgets.
Our market-orientated approach to professional work inevitably leads to rent reviews being taken to arbitration. All four of the Directors in our lease advisory team are Associates of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and we therefore understand well the process, and how it can be used to optimise results.
The team has experience in preparing Expert Witness reports for court in connection with lease renewal proceedings. Although most such cases are settled out of court, we have an excellent record when appearing in court.