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.

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What We Do

  • Roadside


  • Fuel Retailing

    Fuel Retailing

  • Automotive Retail

    Automotive Retail

What We Do


  • EV Charging Hub Portfolio – Nationwide


    Letting - EV Charging Hub Portfolio – Nationwide

    Advised MFG on a lease transaction across six retail parks owned by LondonMetric REIT.

  • Co-Op Forecourts/C-Stores, Hemel Hempstead & Roehampton Vale


    Investment Sale - Co-Op Forecourts/C-Stores, Hemel Hempstead & Roehampton Vale

    Sale of two petrol filling station investments let to Co-Operative Foodstores Ltd on behalf of Harmsworth Poole Property Unit Trust.

  • Applegreen Lower Earley Service Station, Reading


    Investment Sale - Applegreen Lower Earley Service Station, Reading

    Sale of freehold investment let to Petrogas Group UK Ltd on 17-year unexpired lease.

  • Portfolio of Five McDonald’s Drive-Thru’ Restaurants – Nationwide


    Investment Acquisition - Portfolio of Five McDonald’s Drive-Thru’ Restaurants – Nationwide

    Advised LondonMetric on the acquisition of five McDonald’s drive-thru’ restaurant investments let to McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd.

  • New-To-Industry Petrol Filling Station, Bury St Edmunds


    Acquisition - New-To-Industry Petrol Filling Station, Bury St Edmunds

    Advised MFG on acquisition of development site for new-to-industry petrol filling station.

  • Volvo Dealership, Bristol


    Acquisition - Volvo Dealership, Bristol

    Advised CBRE Global Investors on the acquisition of a new Volvo dealership that was let to Volvo Car UK Ltd on new 20-year lease.

  • Bungalow Filling Station, Chorley


    Sale - Bungalow Filling Station, Chorley

    Advised independent retailer on the sale of a petrol forecourt and convenience store.

  • Green Road Service Station, Portsmouth


    Sale - Green Road Service Station, Portsmouth

    Advised Garner Group on sale of Esso forecourt and convenience store to independent retailer.


Our Services

  • Acquisition

    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.

  • Development

    Advice to investors/developers, ranging from formulation of optimum schemes, establishing end user interest and legal aspects of development agreements.

  • Disposal

    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.

  • Investment

    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.

  • Valuation

    Professional and accurate valuation advice based upon genuine market experience, an essential requirement when dealing with specialist property types.

Market Research

Barber Wadlow provide market updates to its clients and to sector media.

Market Research
  • 2018 Forecourt Property Market Update
  • 2017 Forecourt Property Market Update