Andrew Percival and Simon Hollis form Retail Partners (FR)

Paris based Chartered Surveyors Andrew Percival and Simon Hollis have joined forces to create Retail Partners. Retail Partners provide independent investment, asset management and advisory services to investors, retailers, owners and occupiers of retail real estate.

Andrew Percival was Managing Director of Corio France from 1996 to 2003 and Estates Director for Norwich Union Insurance France from 1980 to 1994. In 1994 he became a board member of the British Post Office Pension Funds French subsidiaries and worked on their sales strategy as a consultant creating AP Consultants in 1995. He is continuing his advisory asset management role with Footfall Ltd and developing a Footfall Index for France in conjunction with the CNCC.

Simon Hollis was an International Director with Société des Centres Commerciaux from 2002-2004, a National Director with Jones Lang LaSalle France from 1989-2002 where he was head of shopping center asset, property management and leasing. He has acted as a consultant to shopping center developers and investors in China during 2004 and 2005.

The prime objective of an investor or a retailer is to optimize net operating income. There is a niche in the market for independent advisors with our depth and blend of specialist skills and experience in French retail and leisure property from the high street in Paris and the provinces to out of town retail and shopping centers.

We assist our Clients in the preparation of strategic business plans maximizing value to the consumer, the retailer, the developer and the investor. Our experience in creating and managing mixed use institutional portfolios leaves us uniquely placed to advise owners in enhancing asset value prior to an eventual sale or acquisition .

Retail Partners focus principally on the retail property markets of France and Continental Europe and work with retail real estate advisors SRE in China who have offices in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.

Source: Retail Partners

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