Osmond Property Consultants was set up by Chris Osmond to provide specialist professional advice to both owners and occupiers in the retail property sector.
Chris has over 30 years experience in the retail property sector. As an equity partner he has been head of retail lease advisory services at two of the top three UK retail consultancy firms, Hillier Parker (now CB Richard Ellis) and most recently Cushman & Wakefield, where he remains a consultant. He has also spent 5 years in the same role at specialist retail advisors, CWM.
Chris’ main specialisation is providing advice on large retail stores. This includes food stores, both in and out of town, and town centre non-food stores. He also has extensive experience in dealing with large shopping centres, as well as other general types of retail property. He also specialises in the retail property market in Gibraltar.
His clients include many property company and institutional landlords such as British Land, Land Securities, intu Properties, M&G Real Estate, Standard Life and Redevco, as well as retailers such as Marks & Spencer. Chris is one of three preferred suppliers to British Land for their food store rent reviews, and recently he received an award from Boots for their best professional deal of the year.
Chris specialises in arbitration matters, and has been a member of the RICS Panel of Arbitrators and Independent Experts for over 15 years. He is an Officer on the Board of Arbrix, a 600 plus member organisation looking after the interests of practicing Arbitrators and Experts across the UK, and his current role is as Treasurer. He also speaks regularly at conferences on landlord and tenant matters.