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

    Roadside

  • Fuel Retailing

    Fuel Retailing

  • Automotive Retail

    Automotive Retail

What We Do

Highlights

  • Ulceby Truckstop, Immingham

    2021

    Sale - Ulceby Truckstop, Immingham

    Advised J.R. Rix & Son on sale of 85-bay truckstop and HGV forecourt business. Purchaser – Mabanaft Ltd.

  • Toyota Dealership, Aylesbury

    2021

    Sale - Toyota Dealership, Aylesbury

    Advised CBRE Global Investors on sale of freehold Toyota dealership investment let to Steven Eagell Ltd.

  • The Buck Service Station, Andover

    2021

    Rent Review - The Buck Service Station, Andover

    Advised landlord on rent review of petrol filling station let to BP Oil UK Limited, achieving 18% rent increase.

  • Roundswell Service Station, A39, Barnstaple

    2021

    Sale - Roundswell Service Station, A39, Barnstaple

    Advised independent retailer on sale of freehold forecourt with c-store located on the A39, a major transient route.

  • BP/M&S Forecourt & C-Store, Redditch, Worcestershire

    2021

    Sale - BP/M&S Forecourt & C-Store, Redditch, Worcestershire

    Advised private investor on sale of freehold forecourt/c-store let to BP Oil UK Ltd on 15-year unexpired lease.  Price achieved equated to 4.65% NIY.

  • Co-Op Petrol Filling Station, Gosforth

    2021

    Rent Review - Co-Op Petrol Filling Station, Gosforth

    Advised landlord on rent review of petrol filling station let to Co-Operative Group, achieving 26% rent increase.

  • London Road Service Station, Leicester

    2021

    Rent Review - London Road Service Station, Leicester

    Advised landlord on rent review of petrol filling station let to Shell UK Limited, achieving 13% rent increase.

  • Bourne End Service Station, Hemel Hempstead

    2021

    Rent Review - Bourne End Service Station, Hemel Hempstead

    Advised landlord on rent review of petrol filling station let to Shell UK Limited, achieving 9% rent increase.

Highlights

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