Commercial Retail Property Consultants

Creative Retail are a leading retail and leisure property practice.

We specialise in all aspects of the Retail & Leisure property markets, including: High Streets, Shopping Centres, Leisure Schemes, Roadside Convenience and Out of Town Retail Warehousing.

Passionate about property; we provide a modern, professional, and dynamic service to our clients.

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Our Services




Commercial Property Agency

We pride ourselves on offering clients specific, accurate and targeted advice in a constantly evolving industry and market.

Our agency services include:

  • Lettings
  • Acquisitions & Disposals
  • Development & Site Finding
  • Investment strategy
  • Asset Management

Commercial Property Development

In what is becoming an increasingly competitive sector, Creative Retail are able to offer guidance on all stages of the retail development process from initial appraisals and site sourcing through to pre-let tenancy agreements and exit strategy.

We work closely with private sector developers and investors and our in-depth knowledge of retailer requirements combined with our considerable experience with property transactions means that we are able to offer our clients an unparalleled service and a 360º appreciation of the workings behind the development process.

Commercial Property Investments

Detailed and up-to-the-minute knowledge has never been more important when formulating investment strategies for Retail and Leisure Property. The pace of change in the sector is ever increasing and strategies that worked just months ago may need adapting to extract best value and maintain exposure to risk.

When advising our clients on their investments, we report on a broad range of factors beyond the fundamentals of covenant, lease terms and physicality of asset. These include:

  • Occupiers changing requirements and business models
  • Tenants trading strength
  • Existing competition and proposed new occupiers and schemes in the locality
  • Inward investment into specific areas from regional funding, private equity and government initiative

We achieve this by leveraging the connections and relationships we have formed working exclusively in the retail and leisure sector.

Working collaboratively with Creative Retail we have been able to achieve excellent results across our portfolio in the Midlands. Creative Retail provide us with an unparalleled advice and service in this sector.

Edd Fitch

National Director, LaSalle Investment Management

Creative Retail bring market knowledge and a wealth of connections to each of the projects we work collaboratively on, in the ever changing landscape of commercial retail property.

James Buchanan

Managing Director, LCP Group

Creative Retail’s knowledge, contacts and understanding of the Midlands retail market is unrivalled. Their proactive, modern and efficient work ethic is key in improving our assets.

Damien Siviter

Group Managing Director, Seven Capital

Creative Retail provide the passion, energy and accurate retail occupier knowledge that REI needs in this continually changing commercial property climate.

Ian Clark

Asset Management, REI (Real Estate Investors) PLC

Creative Retail’s advice throughout the course of the pandemic has been invaluable and their ability to deliver results in such a difficult climate is testament to their ability.

Richard Dunling

Director, AEW

Creative Retail were instrumental to satisfying a requirement for Birmingham. We found them very easy to talk to, responsive and dedicated to ensuring the transaction came to a satisfactory conclusion for both sides. We look forward to continually working with Creative Retail in the future.

Matthew Jones

CEO, Roxy Leisure

I have worked with the Creative Retail team on several commercial property transactions over the past few years, both acting on behalf of the landlord and also acting on my behalf as the tenant. Whichever side of the instruction they are on, they are a pleasure to deal with, professional, knowledgeable, and pragmatic. It came as little surprise to me, to see that they have recently received a number of awards for the great work that they do, to get the deals done. I would have no reservations recommending Scott, Ed and the Creative Retail team.

Lee Otter

Director of Property & Development, BoyleSports

Meet The Team

Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson


Scott has spent the last 15 years establishing himself as one of the UK’s leading commercial property advisors and was ranked #1 Most Active Retail Agent in the UK in EGi’s National league table for 2021.

He has a wide range of expertise with extensive involvement across all areas of the retail and leisure marketplace including; high street retail, shopping centre asset management, food & beverage advisory, leisure park letting strategies, out of town agency and development consultancy and is responsible for attracting some of the most exciting retail and leisure names to Birmingham City Centre.

Clients include; REI Plc, LCP Properties, AEW, CBRE Global Investors, DTZ Investors, Colliers Capital and Mercia Real Estate.

07831 856 733



Ed Purcell

Ed Purcell


Ed has been involved with the retail and leisure industry for over 10 years. He started his career at King Sturge before joining Cushman & Wakefield in 2011 as a member of the Midlands Retail Agency Team.

Ed currently advises pension fund Landlords on Shopping Centre and High Street disposals, national retailers on the acquisition and disposal of shops, developers on Out of Town Warehousing schemes, and also independent landlords and retailers.

07793 808 974



Matt Pegg

Matt Pegg

Investment Director

Matt has worked in Commercial Real Estate for 15 years in both consultancy and client-side positions. Having acted for regional and national retailers in an agency capacity and also as retail asset manager of LCP’s £100m Provincial Portfolio, he is highly adept at identifying and implementing investment strategies across the full commercial property life cycle.

Matt now advises private, regional and national investor clients with specific focus on investment acquisitions and disposal strategies in the wider-Midlands retail property market.

07826 646488



Guy Sankey

Guy Sankey



Guy has almost a decade of experience within the midlands retail and leisure industry, starting his career with Lambert Smith Hampton before joining Avison Young’s Midland’s Retail Agency Team in 2017 . He has key experience in Shopping Centre, High Street and F&B Markets and has provided strategic consultancy advice to public bodies as well as landlords and tenants in the private sector.

Guy now advises private and institutional landlords, regional property companies on High Street and Shopping Centre disposals as well developers and retailers in both acquisitions and disposals.

07415 408196



George Xydias

George Xydias

Agency Director

George has held senior positions in both regional and national chartered surveying practices for many years. He advises a variety of landlords, from private individuals to national property companies, pension funds and religious organisations.

He has a wide range of experience in the letting of commercial property, providing clients with asset management advice and in the disposal of both vacant and income producing freehold opportunities.

07956 014510


Bethany Brightman

Bethany Brightman

Office Manager

Bethany joined the team in 2021 and quickly established herself as fundamental to the growth of the business.

She provides over-arching support to all fee earners, manages incoming property enquires, ensures compliant keyholding and coordinates inspections.

Beth also provides accounting support; handling accounts receivable and debtors. In short – an invaluable asset to Creative Retail.

0121 400 0407



News & Updates

Birmingham retail agent is most successful in UK

Scott Robertson, who co-founded Creative Retail with Ed Purcell in Birmingham in October 2017, secured number one Retail Agent, while the company came sixth in the Top 10 retail agencies in the UK in the EG Radius On-Demand Rankings of space transacted in 2021....

Martineau Place Shopping Centre – Birmingham

Creative Retail are pleased to announce their recent instruction as sole leasing agents on Martineau Place, in Birmingham City Centre, advising Henley Investment Management. Source: martineauplace.co.uk

The Cube – Birmingham’s Ultimate Landmark

Creative Retail have been appointed as sole retail and leisure leasing agents on this iconic development by Talisker Corporation. Source: thecube.co.uk

Creative Retail secures ‘UK first’ Indo-Persian dining concept to launch at Brindleyplace

Acting for Hines Asset Management on this 8,500 sq ft disposal to exciting restaurant occupier.

Seven Capital & Aldi

Acting for Seven Capital, Creative Retail has agreed and exchanged a new lease with Aldi for a supermarket in Stirchley, Birmingham. Source: Birmingham Mail

Custard Factory Estate, Digbeth, Birmingham

The former Air Nightclub home to Gods Kitchen brand and vacant for over 15 years recently let to established and thriving leisure operator Mission Mars, to be a new bar and live music venue called Zumhof Biergarten. Source: RPBI News

Newhall Square – Independent Tenants Sought

Working with Legal & General, Creative Retail have been instructed to seek strong local and regional food and leisure operators for a new residential development in the heat of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Source: Birmingham Post

Creative Retail to advise CBRE Global Investors on the iconic Great Western Arcade

Creative have been appointed as joint letting agents alongside BWD on Great Western Arcade to help revitalise this landmark property through attracting exciting new occupiers and achieving 100% occupancy. Source: Great Western Arcade

Two New Lidl Supermarkets Agreed

Creative Retail and Seven Capital have secured long term leases with major supermarket chain Lidl. The two new stores will be located in Birmingham City Centre and Erdington, totalling 50,128 sq ft. Source: Costar

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Creative Retail Property Consultants

51 Regent Parade
Jewellery Quarter
B1 3NS

+44 (0)121 400 0407