Retail and Leisure Specialists

Douglas Stevens & Co are a niche practice and offer a wealth of experience on all aspects of retail and leisure property agency, covering unit shop acquisitions and disposals to strategic advice, asset management and master planning of shopping centres, High Street, Retail Parks and mixed use buildings with a particular focus on food stores and convenience stores. We are now acting internationally, USA, Canada, Europe, Asia negotiating lease extensions and acquisitions for a retail client.

Our Services


Retail & Leisure Agency

We have UK wide knowledge and experience of dealing with High Street, Shopping Centre, Retail Park and Leisure Park properties and a special knowledge of the food store and convenience sector. We are adept at problem solving and able to provide strategic advice and implementation of solutions to optimise the potential of all types of retail and leisure property.


The investment team can advise on investment transactions including purchases of Shopping Centres, large Variety Stores, prime High Street shops, Food Stores and convenience stores Retail Parks and investments with future development opportunities.


The team dealing with rent review and lease renewals is made up of Douglas Stevens, Nick Cook and Trevor Pyne. Both tenants and landlords are represented on High Street, Shopping Centre and Retail Park units on rent reviews and lease renewals throughout the UK.

Arbitration – Independent Expert and PACT

Doug Stevens has been an Arbitrator and Independent Expert on the RICS Panel for more than 20 years receiving both RICS and Private Appointments He has made over 200 Arbitration Awards and Independent Expert Determinations and on rent reviews of a range of retail properties including: - West End shops and stores in Bond Street, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Kensington and the City - Shop units and large stores in High Streets across the UK - Shop units and large stores in provincial and Regional Shopping Centres including Bluewater, Trafford, Westfield, Meadowhall etc - Large food stores across the UK - Convenience stores across the UK - Units on Retail Parks. Recent decisions include Chloe, Panerai & Smythsons in New Bond Street, ASDA in Southgate & Mitcham, Boots in Chatham,Sainsburys Local in Richmond on Thames.

The Team


Douglas Stevens

44 years experience initially with two retail companies (Co-op and UDS). A partner of Leslie Furness until 1985 when he left to found Douglas Stevens & Company. Doug is a respected member of the RICS Arbitration and Independent Expert Panel, a former Chairman of the Shop Agents Society (SAS) and Advisory Board of BCSC (now Revo). Mobile: 07788 432800


Trevor Pyne

Trevor has over 30 years experience in the profession. He deals primarily with active asset management initiatives within shopping centres including rent reviews, lease renewals and lease restructuring. Mobile: 07788 432950


Nick Cook

13 year’s experience with retail companies the Co-Op and BhS. He joined Douglas Stevens in 2002. Nick is an expert in the large space user market acting on store acquisitions for Primark, he has let 20 former Woolworths stores following their administration. Moblie: 078 8443 3062

Office Manager

Yasmin Thabet

Yasmin has been Office Manager and PA to Doug Stevens for more than 20 years being responsible for all day to day administrative, personnel/HR and accounting matters. Mobile: 07775 503107