Development

From high street shops to out-of-town stores and shopping centres, our detailed knowledge and involvement in the development process includes everything from pre-funding and leasing strategies, tenant mix proposals and detailed development appraisals, to site acquisition and head lease negotiations.

The Development Team

The development team utilises its vast knowledge of the UK’s retail venues and occupational experience to ensure that all development projects are fit for purpose and perfectly aligned with both the performance of the completed product and the retailer’s and occupier’s trading from those projects.

David Justice

Partner

Expertise

With more than 25 years’ experience in the retail property market, David has an extensive track record in retail agency, including a broad knowledge of the Central London market. Having worked with numerous landlords and retailers, he has a keen focus on establishing viable strategies for future performance and has been involved in leasing a number of shopping centres for some of the UK's leading landlords. David has taken a pivotal role in advising some of the country’s top multiple retailers on their acquisition and disposal strategies throughout the UK.

Background

Prior to setting up MMX Retail, David was a Director of Savills and previously an Equity Partner of Blair Kirkman LLP. He has also worked at Cushman & Wakefield and Grant & Partners. David is a member of The British Council of Shopping Centres, The Shop Agents Society and Accessible Retail.

Interests

David enjoys keeping fit through many types of sport, his favourite being skiing, where he now struggles to keep up with his three teenage boys!! He also has a passion for historic cars, the Kent coast and sailing.

Nick Symons

Partner

Expertise

Nick's experience over the past 28 years has included a wide range of UK instructions for both landlords and tenants. He has been involved in leasing some of the country's high profile centres and has also advised numerous national and international retailers on acquisition and disposal strategies throughout the UK. He has advised on a number of significant investment purchases, where his occupational and leasing experience has been crucial.

Background

Nick is one of the founding Partner's of MMX Retail. Prior to that, he was a Senior Director and Head of Retail at Savills following their acquisition of niche practice Blair Kirkman, where he was an Equity Partner. Nick also worked as an Estate Manager at Marks & Spencer prior to joining Blair Kirkman and started his career as a graduate at Gerald Eve. Nick regularly provides opinions to journals including Retail Week and Property Week. He has also been invited as a guest speaker on various panels.

Interests

Nick enjoys many types of sport, inparticular rugby and is an avid supporter Welsh Rugby and the British and Irish Lions. Nick also enjoys skiing and golf (when time permits) but remains a high handicap!

Howard Quigley

Consultant

Expertise

Howard joined MMX Retail in July 2016, and brings over 14 years of experience to the team. He started in general practice surveying, swiftly moving into retail agency. His past clients include Paperchase, HSBC, Office Shoes and Phones4U, for whom he managed portfolio strategies including acquisitions and disposals and lease re-gears. At MMX, he continues to maintain and build strong relationships with a number of clients including retailers, landlords, investors and developers.

Background

Prior to MMX Retail, Howard was a Director at CBRE/Dalgleish for 11 years working as part of the Retail Agency department. Prior to that he spent time at FHP in Nottingham and Douglas Duff in Bedford/Milton Keynes, working in retail agency and development and building an in-depth knowledge of the national retail market. He is a member of the RICS and has been an active committee member of the SAS (Shop Agents Society) since 2008.

Interests

Howard is a keen sports fan, having spent many years playing rugby at both a professional and semi-professional level. He now enjoys golf, skiing and scuba diving.