Colliers International goes window shopping

Emel Ahmet, Colliers International and Alex Eveleigh, Ocado

The Birmingham office of Colliers International has been appointed by Ocado to secure pop-up promotional space in shopping centres across the UK.

The virtual shopping walls are to publicise the on-line grocer’s ‘Ocado on the go’ mobile app, which allows shoppers to browse through thousands of product lines and place a delivery in one-hour time slots.

Following a trial in London and Bristol, Ocado is to roll-out the promotion across the UK.

To kick-start the campaign, Colliers secured space at Birmingham’s Bullring for one month. Continue reading


Midlands’ secondary shopping locations in decline




Birmingham city centre’s future as a major shopping destination is secure, despite the recent turmoil in the retail sector.

According to property consultancy Colliers International’s annual Midsummer Retail Report, choice, the newest brands, entertainment, diversity and novelty fuel the success of the most sought-after destinations. According to Nick Round (pictured), Colliers’ Birmingham-based national head of shopping centre leasing, these are all boxes Birmingham can tick.

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CBRE hits bullseye for Australia’s future fund

In one of the largest retail investment transactions for 2009, CB Richard Ellis’ Retail Capital Markets team has advised Australia’s Future Fund, on the purchase of Land Securities’ 33% stake in Birmingham’s iconic Bullring Shopping Centre for circa £200 million. Continue reading