Welcome To Barber Wadlow
Niche property adviser to the automotive and fuel retailing sectors, with over 50 years of genuine market experience.
We deliver high quality advice tailored specifically to the individual client. Clients include operators, investors and lenders. We provide agency and professional services ranging from investment portfolio management through to acquisition / disposal, rent review and valuations for petrol filling stations, c-stores, motorway service areas, vehicle dealerships and roadside property.
Our coverage includes the UK, as well as Europe. We provide: strategic advice – enhancing value – reducing costs – through a proactive approach, we protect clients’ interests. For more information, or for a confidential discussion, please contact us below.
What We Do
Letting - Former Vehicle Dealership & Aftersales Premises, Watery Lane, Birmingham
Acted as joint agents in advising landlord on letting of former Listers Audi dealership.
Lease Renewal - Shell, A1, Markham Moor, Nottinghamshire
Advised landlord on lease renewal negotiations of Shell petrol filling station fronting the A1, securing a new 25-year lease to Shell UK Limited with increased initial rent.
Investment Sale - Toyota/Lexus/Bentley/Lamborghini Dealership, Fort Parkway, Birmingham
Advised Aberdeen Standard on sale of freehold interest of multi-franchise dealership let to Sytner Group with circa 7 years unexpired. Price achieved: £14,300,000 (6.80% NIY).
Investment Sale - Tongwell Service Station, Milton Keynes
Advised property company on sale of freehold interest of petrol filling station let to Valero, with circa 8 years unexpired. Price achieved equated to 3.70% NIY. Purchaser: Harvest Energy (sub-tenant).
Investment Sale - Co-Op Petrol Filling Station & C-Store, Hillingdon, Middlesex
Advised on sale of freehold interest of Co-Op c-store with forecourt, let to Co-Op Foodstores Ltd, with circa 15 years unexpired. Price achieved equated to 4.5% NIY.
Rent Review - Kwik Fit, Boulton Road, Solihull
Handled rent review negotiations on behalf of landlord, securing circa 18% rent increase.
Investment Acquisition - Rontec, Dysart Way, Leicester
Advised private investor on acquisition of freehold petrol filling station investment let to Rontec on a new 20-year lease.
Investment Sale - BP/M&S, Epsom Road, Guildford
Advised private investor on sale of freehold interest of M&S c-store and BP forecourt let to BP Oil UK Ltd with circa 17 years unexpired. Price achieved equated to 4.1% NIY.
Identifying and securing properties and businesses and undertaking due diligence, whether a single property or multi-site portfolio.
- Corporate Consultancy
Due diligence and portfolio appraisals to assist strategic decisions, including business restructures and takeovers, as well as more general estate management concerns.
Advice to investors/developers, ranging from formulation of optimum schemes, establishing end user interest and legal aspects of development agreements.
Advising on optimum exit strategies and handling sale process, whether a corporate or real estate structured transaction.
- Dispute Resolution
If rent review negotiations break down, or any other property related dispute should arise, we provide a dispute resolution service.
- Expert Witness
Considerable experience in expert witness work in a whole variety of matters, from negligence claims through to rent review and lease renewal.
Advising investors in respect of asset management strategy to enhance value and appraisal of new opportunities. We also provide a comprehensive sale and leaseback advisory service for operators in both the fuel and vehicle retailing sectors.
- Lease Consultancy
In addition to our rent review service, we provide advice on all other tenancy matters including:
- Lease drafting
- Lease re-gearing and variations
- Surrender and renewal negotiations
- Exercising break options
- Rent Review
We negotiate rent reviews for landlords and tenants and have an excellent settlement record.
Professional and accurate valuation advice based upon genuine market experience, an essential requirement when dealing with specialist property types.
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