Whether you are looking to acquire or lease an industrial property, or you are seeking an industrial property agent to source appropriate tenants, Carter Jonas’s specialists can help you.
Industrial and logistics sectors
We know that, for industrial property occupiers, developers, and investors, increasing the worth of your assets is a priority. Our dedicated industrial and logistics specialists are on hand to provide you with valuable strategic advice to help achieve your objectives, no matter how unique to your businesses these are.
We offer a wide range of property services for industrial and logistic property stakeholders, optimising each businesses’ performance, delivering efficient solutions through our network of regional offices.
How can Carter Jonas help you acquire and invest industrial property?
When it comes to the acquisition and investment of industrial property, we understand how important location is to occupiers and, as such, it is the first consideration in any property search we conduct. Balancing staff expenditures with transport costs is crucial to the profitability of an industrial operator. That’s why we combine our detailed local knowledge with our national perspective to find the right location for your business.
Why choose Carter Jonas for your industrial property needs
Our team of commercial agents specialises in leasehold and freehold premises of all sizes across the UK. We combine our national experience with local knowledge to provide clients with a dedicated and highly personalised service, helping to find the right occupier or purchaser for your industrial unit.
We have the best interests of our clients at heart throughout the process, and we will negotiate keenly on your behalf.
Our industrial services
At Carter Jonas, our professional industrial and logistics teams can support your property needs nationally across the UK, with a clear understanding of the local implications for your business, wherever that may be. We have great experience dealing with a wide range of clients, from small businesses looking for extra space to store their goods, to medium sized sheds, to large scale shipping, manufacturing, and distribution centres.
Our industrial and logistics property specialisms include:
The Carter Jonas research on industrial market trends
Our in-house research team produces a variety of reports covering all main asset classes of the commercial property market, including the Carter Jonas Industrial Overview report, which monitors prime headline rents and land values of 50 different key industrial locations across the United Kingdom, providing you with the latest market trends. It also highlights the Carter Jonas Industrial Index, which tracks the change in rents and land values across the market. Our clients benefit also from dedicated market insights, which are provided by our experience research team.
Three career highlights:
Over a career spanning nearly 30 years involving all forms of property from a nuclear bunker through to the vast majority of the County’s main business schemes, it is difficult to choose just three highlights; the following are certainly are worthy of note:
Letting acquisition, for SkyCaddie, at Haddenham:
I have chosen this as we were presented with a challenging brief by our client but I was able to use my market knowledge to unearth an off market opportunity that we subsequently acquired on very favourable terms.
Sale of Foxcombe Hall, Oxford: It is not often you get to market a University Campus and, as such, our disposal of the former Open University Campus at Boars Hill has been a highlight, working alongside our residential team on this high profile instruction.
Letting Instruction, Silverstone Park: I am currently leading this letting instruction on behalf of MEPC, where we have been responsible for over 200,000 sq ft of lettings in the past 12 months and I enjoy helping guide the park’s future development form, alongside the wider team.
Alison has over 25 years experience in the property industry and specialises in industrial agency with a focus on advising corporate, regional and local property owning and occupying clients on investment, acquisitions, sales, lettings and design and build industrial projects. Alison has a particular knowledge and understanding of the south west industrial markets along both the M4 & M5 corridors including East Hampshire, Swindon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the Somerset regions. Accordingly she has been instrumental in a number of significant industrial transactions in these areas.
Chris heads the Commercial Agency team from the Leeds office providing services to both landlord and occupier clients throughout Yorkshire and across the North of England. He specialises in the office and industrial sectors providing both acquisition and disposal advice to a range of clients to include national and local institutions as well as private individuals. He also provides advice in relation to Landlord and Tenant issues, including rent reviews and lease renewals.
William Rooke is an investment and commercial development property specialist.
Three career highlights:
Land assembly in central Cambridge for 316 room student housing scheme.
Acquisition of vacant office building in North Cambridge for £1m and subsequent letting and Asset Management to create a £7m investment.
Securing planning consent and anchor tenants for a £100m industrial development in the Midlands.
Acquisition of over 800,000 sq ft between 7 sites on behalf of one of the UK’s largest parcel operators, acquiring one freehold, two assignments (plus reversionary leases) and four new leases on buildings across the UK (Bodmin, Basingstoke, Chester Le Street, Grays, East London, Coventry and Rotherham).
Disposal of 3 million sq ft, 200 acres on behalf of SAPPI which was one of the largest Brownfield sites in Switzerland in 2012 sold for over €50 million.
On behalf of Emerson Electric Andrew has advised on numerous acquisition/disposals and CRE projects across the UK including a design and build facility in Aberdeen of 60,000 sq ft, 100,000 sq ft in Cumbernauld for manufacturing /industrial. He has also worked on several acquisitions including HQ offices in Leicester and London as well as several of lease events on properties across the UK. Andrew has been involved in over 50 transactions over a period of 20 years.
Finally, Andrew has been the leading voice in the open storage evolution and heads a team of seven professionals dedicated to the OS sector. He advises a number of open storage investors and has led on various transactions on behalf of Moorfield, including the BCO portfolio of four sites across the UK. Andrew has also advised Opensite on their portfolio including lettings and reviews on properties in Birmingham, Dartford, Thurrock, Manchester and other locations. He has also pioneered the open storage classification system which is widely adopted.
Bridget has over thirty years’ experience in lease advisory and roadside development across the UK, including working closely with agency teams. She carries out out-of-town rent reviews, lease renewals and re gears for a number of clients, including McDonald’s. On the high street, her clients include Specsavers, Virgin Media, Southern Co-op, St Peter’s Hospice and a number of local landlords and tenants. She also specialises in industrial, retail warehouse and office properties.
McDonald’s have been a key client of Bridget’s for over twenty years as she has acted on their behalf in the southwest, South Wales and east and west Midlands, including acquiring a dozen sites. She also acts for Virgin Media in respect of their retail properties across the UK. She has recently acquired two travel services sites at Weston Super Mare and at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol which will accommodate Starbucks drive-through units as well as petrol filling stations, convenience stores and fast food outlets. She also recently acquired sixteen retail warehouse properties in the Midlands for the new owners of Just for Pets. Bridget also has experience in car showroom valuation, and acts for Howards’ Garages and Dick Lovett.