Lease Advisory

The MMX professional team are experts in lease renewals, lease re-gears, rent reviews, and conflict resolutions in both high street and shopping centre locations across the country. We have an unrivalled level of technical ability ranging from measurement, negotiation, legal precedent and the third party process.

We pride ourselves on our ability to view things differently; we bring fresh thinking to the strategy of any lease renewal, lease re-gear or rent review instruction and consistently demonstrate how we can add real value via a blended approach of innovative, lateral thinking, experienced personnel and teamwork, together with an in-depth market knowledge and involvement.

The team has a wide breadth of experience in strategic landlord and tenant roles and our proven track record is highlighted by our strong line up of retailer and landlord instructions.

Case Studies

We’re proud of the work we do for our clients and proud of the clients we work for. We aim to build solid, longstanding relationships that enable us to offer a truly unrivalled retail property service nationwide.


EE, Franchise Programme

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Crowngate Shopping Centre, Worcester

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EE, Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield

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The Exchange Shopping Centre, Putney

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Boots, Walworth Road, London

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Surrey Quays

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Vision Express

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Meadow Hall

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The Lease Advisory Team

The team has over 30 years’ lease advisory experience; we are passionate, driven, and have built our reputation through a consistently high volume of successful transactions. We constantly strive to showcase our abilities to be your trusted, professional advisor.

Lisa Hardy

Partner

Expertise

Lisa has over 20 years’ experience in the retail sector dealing with retail premises in numerous shopping centres and high street locations across the country, acting for both landlords and tenants. Lisa deals with rent reviews, lease renewals and lease re-gears including dispute resolution at rent reviews and statutory lease renewals. Key clients include: Aviva Investors, The Crown Estate, Queensberry, Rockspring, EE, Boots, Boots Opticians, Argos, Pizza Hut.

Background

Prior to joining MMX Retail in September 2015, Lisa had been Head of the Retail Lease Advisory at Cushman & Wakefield where she worked as a Partner for 10 years. Previous to that Lisa worked as a Director at GL Hearn where she specialised in all aspects of landlord and tenant work.

Interests

Lisa is married to James and has a daughter, Martha. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding, skiing and entertaining.

David Jinks

Partner

Expertise

David has been in the retail property market since 1989 and has an in-depth knowledge of both in town and out-of-town markets. Acting for both landlords and tenants, David advises multiple retailers, developers, property companies and investment funds on all aspects of retail property on a nationwide basis.

Background

Prior to becoming a Partner of MMX Retail, David was a Director of Savills. Previously he was an Equity Partner at Blair Kirkman LLP. David has also been a Partner at Carter Wassell Murdoch and Associate Director at Chesterton Plc. David is an APC Assessor for the RICS.

Interests

David enjoys hill walking, sailing and country pursuits.

Lora Pllana

PA/Office Manager

Expertise

Lora joined MMX Retail in December 2017. She supports four Partners, and is also involved in Marketing and Social media.

Background

Having previously worked at Westfield London and McBains, Lora brings strong customer service and organisational skills.

Interests

Following her degree in Theatre & Professional Practise, Lora loves the theatre, visiting new cities and trying new cuisines.

Charlie Spilsbury

Graduate Surveyor

Expertise

Focused primarily on the agency side, Charlie works on leasing and development instructions throughout the UK including Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Carmarthen, as well as providing occupier advisory support to a number of our retained clients including EE and M&S. This gives him a broad understanding of both landlord and tenant requirements in a variety of different schemes and locations.

Background

Originally from Edinburgh, Charlie joined MMX Retail in November 2021 after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Real Estate. Whilst at university, Charlie undertook a placement at Sanderson Weatherall in the restructuring and recovery team, providing experience in agency and valuation and is passionate for sustainability and adaptability within the retail sector.

Interests

Charlie is a keen sports fan particularly enjoying rugby, golf, and squash. Weekends are often spent at matches or the occasional trip to his family home up in Scotland where he can be found golfing or playing cricket on the Beach!

Kelly Merrick

PA/Office Manager

Expertise

Kelly is our highly organised PA and Office Manager, managing diaries, arranging events, and generally looking after all aspects of the office.

Background

Kelly has nearly 30 years of PA and office experience under her belt, and as well as working at MMX since 2010 (with a break to live in Switzerland), she has worked previously at King Sturge (now JLL) and Debenhams Head Office.

Interests

Kelly is a very keen skier and heads off to the Alps whenever possible during the winter. She’s also out on her road bike most weekends throughout the year, and enjoys walks, shopping, and seeing friends and family.