In recent years, our agency team has been advising landlords in asset managing over 23 million sq ft of retail assets, comprising some of the UK’s very best out of town retail schemes. Our expertise covers a diverse range of schemes, from fashion and shopping parks attracting over 10 million shoppers per annum, to the more traditional bulky goods parks and the increasingly popular discount and convenience schemes.

With extensive leasing success in recent years, we are proud to have a void rate that is consistently below the national average.

We also have a strong and longstanding relationship with many retailers, and are retained by JD, Hobbycraft, Halfords, Currys, Carpetright, Boots and Wickes. We advise these clients on new store acquisitions, disposals, asset management and relocations – looking to better shape their property portfolios, so that they align with their evolving business strategies.

Agency Team

  • James Potter

    James Potter

    James joined Wilkinson Williams from Cushman & Wakefield in 1997, then moved to Avison Young in 2018, and has nearly 30 years’ experience in the out of town retail market.

    James is a Partner in the agency team, representing landlord clients, including British Land, The Crown Estate, Nuveen Real Estate, Landsec, LaSalle Investment Management, Quadrant, Orbit, Realty and USS.

    In addition, James acts for JD and Currys on the occupier side.

    In his spare time, James enjoys watching live music (9 Glastonbury Festivals in a row!), skiing, running and, for his sins, is an avid QPR fan. James lives in Esher and is married with two sons.

  • Grant Imlah

    Grant Imlah

    Grant joined Avison Young from Wilkinson Williams in 2018 and has over 35 years’ experience in the UK retail warehouse market.

    He works in the agency team representing various institutional clients, including The Crown Estate and Aviva investors.

    Grant is retained to act on behalf of Carpetright, Halfords and Hobbycraft, dealing with both leasehold and freehold acquisitions, as well as asset/portfolio management.

    In his spare time, Grant enjoys golf, watching rugby, skiing and fly fishing for the elusive salmon. Grant lives in Hertfordshire and is married with two daughters.

  • David Marsden

    David Marsden

    David joined Wilkinson Williams in 2004, having spent the previous 4 years at Dixons Stores Group, then joined Avison Young in 2018.

    David works in the Agency team and represents a mix of institutional and private investors including Realty, NFU Mutual, Columbia Threadneedle, LondonMetric and The Crown Estate.

    David sits on the Executive Board of Directors of Accessible Retail, the industry body representing the interests of retail warehouse occupiers and owners.

    In his spare time, David enjoys dog walks in the countryside with his wife and their cocker spaniel. He is a keen golfer and is a member of his hometown club, Beaconsfield. He is also a long suffering QPR fan.

  • Andrew Cherry

    Andrew Cherry

    Andrew started his career at Churston Heard in 2007 who were subsequently acquired by JLL before moving to Wilkinson Williams in August 2011 and then Avison Young in 2018. Andrew has 16 years’ experience specialising in the out-of-town retail market.

    Andrew is a Partner and works within the agency team advising both institutional and private landlord clients, including Royal London, Realty, Custodian, 90 North, Blackrock, CBREi, LIM, NFU, Pradera, Prologis, Quadrant, Savills IM, Sidra, Swiss Life and Wesleyan.

    In his spare time, Andrew enjoys football, running and motor sport. Andrew lives in Buckinghamshire and is married with 3 children.

  • George Stratton

    George Stratton

    George joined Wilkinson Williams from CBRE in 2015, then Avison Young in 2018, and has 12 years’ experience in the out of town retail market.

    George is a Partner within the agency team, representing landlords including Landsec, Paloma Capital, South Street Capital, Perland Properties and Orchard Street on asset management initiatives.

    George also works with retained retailer clients, Carpetright, Halfords and Novia Furniture on their various property strategies.

    George lives in Farnham with his wife and three children. When time allows, George is a keen golfer, likes to get out on the bike and enjoys supporting Fulham.

  • Henry Elwess

    Henry Elwess

    Henry started his career at Montagu Evans before moving to Park Place Retail in 2024.  Henry has 10 years’ experience specialising in the out of town retail warehouse and leisure market.

    Henry is a Partner and works in the agency team advising a mix of landlord and developer clients across the UK including Realty Income, Somerset Council, and Location 3.

    Henry also works with retailed occupier clients including Wickes and Boots.

    Henry lives in South West London with his wife.  Outside of work, he is a keen sportsman, a long-suffering Newcastle United fan, an enthusiastic cook, and enjoys trying out new pubs and restaurants.

  • Adele Colley

    Adele Colley

    Adele joined Wilkinson Williams from Allsop in 1999, then moved to Avison Young in 2018.  Adele is an administration assistant within the agency team and manages the website and social media.

    In her spare time, Adele enjoys live music, socialising and is a Fulham FC season ticket holder.  Adele lives in Twickenham and is married with two cats.

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