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Retail & Leisure Service


Helping clients transform the way people work, shop and live

The retail and leisure sector is one of the most innovative and exciting sectors to do business in. It includes everything from shopping centres, retail parks and high streets, to restaurants, cinemas, gyms and casinos.

With a Retail & Leisure team of over 1,100 specialists globally, Cushman & Wakefield provide services for retailers, occupiers, landlords and investors, and market retail properties on a local and global basis.

We are a one-stop-shop for retailers looking to grow their business, from new market entry and location strategy to international agency. From shopping centres and retail parks, to high streets and factory outlets, our retail and leisure specialists leverage their vast industry knowledge and global perspective to meet your goals.

What are the challenges?

  • the speed of change in the retail market
  • structural change in the market
  • the impact of technology in our sector
  • sustainability of destinations, operations and trading formats
  • how global trends affect local markets
  • delivering new floor space
  • how capital flows affect the retail market
  • the relationship of in and out of town retail
  • re-allocating redundant space

How can we add value?

By providing clients with innovative solutions drawn from our insightful market knowledge based on the size and scale of our domestic and international teams, working with occupiers across the world.

Our specialist services cover:

  • Global Occupier Services
  • Market Entry Advice
  • Strategic Location Consultancy
  • Tenant Representation
  • High Street Retail Agency
  • Out Of Town
  • Shopping Centre Leasing
  • Investment / Capital Markets
  • Development
  • Project Management
  • Research
  • Valuation


We advise on how best to maximise the returns of either a single asset or a portfolio through sale, acquisition, or sale and leaseback.

Asset management

We assist clients with strategy, benchmarking and the creation of secondary income through property asset management.

Lease advisory

We advise on the value and occupational implications of lease drafting, rent reviews, lease renewals and re-gearing.

Business Rates

We specialise in giving clear and concise advice to clients on Business Rates whilst ensuring that the opportunities to mitigate our clients’ liabilities are maximised.


Through logistics and warehouse solutions, we help retailers adapt their supply chains to the fast changing demands of omni-channel e-commerce. 

Experience and Resources

Our retail teams are active in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific and work together through a global team based in London to share market knowledge.

Contact us to find out how we can help.