What we do

Leasing

The ability to deliver a vibrant mix of retail, catering and leisure is paramount to creating a platform for retailer success and enhanced asset performance.

Smith Young have an experienced, high profile leasing team with great contacts. Their approach is hands-on, combining strategic thinking and creative flair to add value by maximising income and rental growth for the client.

They can advise on all stages of the leasing process adding value on the way. From initial development and investment advice right through to leasing strategy, lease structure, tenant mix, implementation and delivery.

33 Bond Street, LS1 5BQ

Leeds

33 Bond Street, LS1 5BQ
Killingbeck Bridge, York Road (A64), LS14

Leeds

Killingbeck Bridge, York Road (A64), LS14
5, Old Town Street, PL1 1DA

Plymouth

5, Old Town Street, PL1 1DA
9, New George Street, PL1 1QZ

Plymouth

9, New George Street, PL1 1QZ
33 - 37, New George Street, PL1 1RA

Plymouth

33 - 37, New George Street, PL1 1RA
25a, Old Town Street, PL1 1DA

Plymouth

25a, Old Town Street, PL1 1DA
19, New George Street, PL1 1QZ

Plymouth

19, New George Street, PL1 1QZ
11, Old Town Street, PL1 1DA

Plymouth

11, Old Town Street, PL1 1DA
11-13, High Street, S60 1PT

Rotherham

11-13, High Street, S60 1PT
521 – 523 Ecclesall Road, S11 8PR

Sheffield

521 – 523 Ecclesall Road, S11 8PR

Lease Consultancy

Our lease consultancy team has a proven track record at the highest level.

Capitalising on their knowledge and experience and close integration with their leasing colleagues they provide a market-leading service in strategic advice and tactical solutions for rent reviews, lease renewals and lease restructuring.

They achieve optimal asset management outcomes for clients including British Land, Hammerson, Landsec, Lend Lease and Westfield.

Development

We provide a full development service from initial concept to delivery and site exit, to a wide variety of clients including British Land, Lateral, BMO, Eshton, S Harrison, Gregory's and Muse.

Our expertise and services include:

  • Identifying and appraising opportunities
  • Market intel with strategic advice and input throughout the planning application process
  • Formulating and delivering a successful development
  • Pre-let/Leasing/Selling advice
  • Retail and Leisure Assessments
  • Viability testing
  • Development Consultancy
  • Expert Witness
Development
James Martin

James Martin

Director (Leasing)
Qualifications – BSc (Hons) MRICS

James joined Smith Young in 1991 and is an Equity Partner with over 25 years’ experience at the cutting edge of shopping centre leasing.

James lives near York and is married with three daughters. As well as spending time watching hockey and netball matches his interests include skiing, golf, rugby and time out on the bike.

Joel Bancroft

Joel Bancroft

Director (Lease Consultancy)
Qualifications – BSc (Hons) MRICS

Joel joined Smith Young in 2008 from CBRE. With over 19 years’ experience, he provides strategic advice to shopping centre landlords. This includes rent reviews, lease renewals, restructures and expert witness work.

In his spare time Joel’s interests include football, rugby, golf and mountain biking.

Nick Phillips

Nick Phillips

Director (Lease Consultancy)
Qualifications – BSc (Hons) Dip MRICS ACIArb

Nick has come full circle having graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Property diploma, only to return to Sheffield, with wife and kids in tow, to join us in 2014.

In the interim years, he held positions at DTZ and Savills, meaning he’s worked in the retail sector for over 15 years.

His hobbies include squash, golf and walking in the Peak District.

Nicola Dodsworth

Nicola Dodsworth

Director (Lease Consultancy)
Qualifications – BSc (Hons) MRICS

Nicola joined us from the Arcadia Group in 2003 and has over 20 years’ experience in retail lease consultancy, from both a landlord and tenant perspective.

She lives in Sheffield with her husband and three children. When she’s not chauffeuring them around, she enjoys gardening, cooking (with wine), baking and running (without wine).

Richard Padley

Richard Padley

Director (Leasing)
Qualifications – BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS

Richard joined us in 2016 from GVA - Leeds, where he was head of the Retail and Leisure team. He's an Equity Partner with over 12 years' experience at the cutting edge of the Retail, Catering and Leisure sectors.

Richard lives in Leeds with his wife and two young boys. Away from work Richard is a big sports fan and likes to keep himself active down at his local Crossfit gym. He also enjoys watching Sheffield Wednesday (unbelievable, but true…).

Simon Cole

Simon Cole

Director (Leasing)
Qualifications – BSc (Hons) MRICS

Simon joined us in 2002. He’s an Equity Partner with over 18 years’ experience of working in shopping centre leasing.

Simon lives in Sheffield with his wife and two sons. When he’s not ferrying them from one sports event to another, he (tries) to enjoy Sheffield United and is a keen motorsports fan. Simon’s an active walker, climber, cyclist and motorcyclist.

Thomas Riddolls

Thomas Riddolls

Associate Director (Lease Consultancy)

Tom joined the Smith Young team in January 2019 from CBRE having worked in the Shopping Centre Lease Consultancy team with clients including Canary Wharf Group, Aviva, Hammerson, Cosgrave and British Land. He has also done professional work for a number of occupiers including HSBC, Lloyds, TSB and Barclays.

In his spare time Tom enjoys playing Rugby, Running, Mountaineering and has recently returned to the stage.