We are a firm of Chartered Surveyors who deliver expertise in relation to a client's commercial property strategy. We began life in 2007 offering fresh, energetic solutions to the retail sector of the property industry. We have grown and today our professional expertise includes work within the retail and business space sectors both in the occupational agency and investment fields. If we are unable to help personally and you require assistance with any property related matter from development, design and management through to finance, legal and tax advice we are able to put you in touch with expertly qualified professionals.


We’re always happy to talk - feel free to contact us on any aspect of commercial property.


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A member of the RICS having qualified in 1999; he started his career at Healey & Baker in 1997 working in the Central London retail department. In 2007 he was the founding partner of BC Retail. Michael is responsible for the running of the retail department acting on behalf of landlord's, developers and retailers. He also provides advice on the acquisition and development of hotel sites within Central London.

His clients include; TIAA Henderson Real Estate, AXA Real Estate, Tishman Speyer, Highgate Holdings, Top Shop, Zara and H&M.

Notable transactions include Abercrombie & Fitch on Burlington Gardens, Top Shop on Brompton Road, Canali on New Bond Street and the development of The Steward building on Spitalfields and most recently the acquisition of a 340,000 sq ft mixed use hotel development site in Shoreditch on behalf of Highgate Holdings.

Michael is married with a daughter and enjoys wine and playing tennis.

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Erol joined BC Retail as a Director and Partner in 2012. Previously Erol worked as a Director at Savills and before that at Thomas Davidson & Partners and has worked within the Central London market for over 20 years.

Erol specialises on Oxford Street and has been responsible for the biggest deals to have been done on the street which include the letting of 191,000 sq.ft to Primark on behalf of the Oriana Partnership (Frogmore /Land Securities) as well as securing the highest premium paid in this country when selling HMV's lease to Forever 21 for £13.75M.

Other significant recent deals done on the street include Disney's flagship store, H&M, Uniqlo, Matalan, Tiger, Schuh, Currys/PC World and many more.

Erol is a father of three and was a single parent to his two boys from the ages of nine and twelve. He is a season ticket holder at West Ham United and also has a keen eye for interior design and he paints and sketches in his spare time too.

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Nick joined BC in 2008 as a Director and Partner of the business. Previously he was an Associate Director at Churston Heard and has also worked at Strutt & Parker and Nelson Bakewell.

Nick specialises in Retail Agency in London and the South East of England working for landlord clients including Henderson, Legal & General, Threadneedle and a number of private investors. He also acts for retailers including Abokado, Benugo, Flight Centre and Nigel Cabourn amongst others.

Nick is a keen sports fan particularly cricket and football.

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Jonathan has almost 20 years' experience in the retail warehouse market. Over that time he has held senior positions at CBRE, Nelson Bakewell & Donaldson's and advised numerous institutional clients including Savills Investment Management, Aberdeen Asset Management, F&C REIT, AXA REIM, M&G Investments and British Land.

Although slightly past his prime, Jonathan is still hanging on tenaciously to an active sporting life participating in squash, tennis, golf and hockey as well as being the current in-house BC Retail pool champion!

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George has accumulated a wealth of experience in the Central London office market and runs the BC Commercial arm of the business. Having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1999, he spent the early part of his career in the West End and Midtown office agency department at Nelson Bakewell specialising in both acquisition and disposal work in projects ranging from 1,000 - 100,000 sq ft. He subsequently moved to the Investment team focusing primarily on Central London.

Since joining BC Commercial in 2009, George has enjoyed a well balanced mix of agency and investment work. The main focus of his attention remains on Central London acquisitions and disposals although he has also been accumulating increasing success in the national investment market.

Despite his professional ties to Central London, George is a country boy at heart. Living with his wife and two young sons in the depths of Wiltshire he enjoys country pursuits and is a keen follower of sports, particularly cricket, rugby and football.

Investment Clients: Frogmore, Land Sec, British Land, Great Portland Estates, F&C, Colliers Capital, CEW Capital, Harwood International, Arbrook Land, CCLA, Aberdeen, Wainbridge, Oval Real Estate.

Agency clients: Braemar, ISAM, Klesch, Byyd, Principle, Prospect Law, Timothy James & Partners, European Leaders, Parkwalk Advisors

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Maggie Stobo joined BC Retail as a Consultant in October 2013. With over 25 years’ property experience based in Central London she has specialised in lease advisory matters since qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in 1990. She qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 2003. Her professional experience includes advising clients on and negotiating rent reviews and lease renewals; providing written expert evidence for the purposes of Arbitration or Court proceedings and giving evidence under cross examination.

Maggie is on the RICS panels of Arbitrators and Independent Experts and regularly receives third party appointments to determine rental disputes of retail, restaurant and mixed-use properties in Central London. She has a broad professional experience including property management, valuation as well as matters involving of a variety of types of commercial property, advising both landlord and tenant clients.

Whilst based in a retail practice, Maggie remains involved with office and institutional premises in Central London, acting for several occupier clients including The British Academy and The Institute of Directors.

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Hugo is the newest member to the team here at BC Retail and joins us after studying a BSc in Real Estate at the University of Reading. He will be working alongside the retail team with the aim of becoming a retail specialist and qualifying as a surveyor.

Hugo lives in Parsons Green and outside of work is a keen artist, as well as a country sportsman and loves getting out on the water fly-fishing whenever the opportunity arises.


We bring landlords and retailers together and operate principally in the Central London market.

We work with a wide range of retailers such as Topshop, Evans, Loake, H&M, Zara, Nigel Cabourn, Penhaligon's, Debenhams, Austique, POD Food, Orla Kiely, Benugo and Boots.

west end We fully let Oriana's 221,500 sq.ft retail scheme on Oxford Street including the letting of 191,000 sq.ft to Primark. In the past 18 months following the Primark letting we have carried out deals on the street on a further 150,000 sq.ft of retail space at a total rent in excess of £16M. We are active not only on Oxford Street but also across the whole of the West End for a variety of different landlord and retail clients.

city of london We provide landlord and occupier advise in the City of London and have recently done work on Bishopsgate, Cheapside, Houndsditch, Bow Lane, Fleet Street and Eastcheap. We regularly advise on large office buildings and therefore pay particular attention to the office space, the tenants and their requirements.

shoreditch We were one of the first retail-specific agents to give advice in Shoreditch, This thriving area has changed so much over the last 5 years and is due to change more with a considerable amount of development. Our contacts with new food & beverage operators and emerging retailers have allowed us to recommend the right direction for clients.


In 2015 we acquired our first hotel site for Highgate Holdings in Shoreditch, we are always looking for new hotel opportunities throughout the major European cities form 40,000 sq ft up to 300,000 sq ft, on either a JV of freehold basis.


A principle service of the firm is providing expert advice and solutions to the requirements of the property investor. We identify and deliver investment opportunities across all sectors on behalf of investors and have dedicated teams that act within the sectors of High Street, retail warehousing, Central London & UK business space and portfolio transactions.

We source investments within all price ranges and with all differing characteristics to suite the individual investor. We provide opportunities that offer high short term returns such as development sites or added value assets through to properties with long term returns based upon undoubted covenants and lengthy income streams.

We can also offer investors assistance in obtaining finance for new purchases or refinancing solutions on existing holdings. If indirect investment is preferred BC Retail can provide links to experts within the property derivative and investment fund market.

The team is made up of highly experienced individuals always happy to discuss their marketplace so do contact us if you have a query.

Lease Advisory

Whether a landlord with a sizeable portfolio or the occupier of a single unit property, we are able to advise on rent reviews, lease renewals, re gears and other lease events.

From budgeting and offering early advice on tactics and procedure through to the ultimate settlement, we aim to achieve the best results at rent review or lease renewal through effective negotiation.

We will also advise on the options available where agreement cannot be reached, including the procedures for the reference of rent review disputes to Arbitration or Independent Expert or lease renewals to Court or PACT.

We can offer the experience and expertise necessary to represent clients in disputes referred to Court or to Arbitration, and to work closely with their legal advisors as necessary.


We work with both landlords and tenants in various sectors to provide solutions to their property problems.

We have grown through recommen- dation. A selection of the clients we work with can be seen below.



We are based in the heart of London’s West End, 1 minute walk from Oxford Circus Underground Station.

1st Floor
20 Little Portland Street
London W1W 8BS