Occupier Advisory

We are the only specialists to provide advice solely to occupiers on a national basis.

We do not act for landlords, but in the best interests of occupiers, thus avoiding potential conflicts of interest.

We are experienced in working with organisations going through business transformation – be it expansion, contraction or consolidation - and offer national coverage via our UK network of offices. We provide a wide range of services and work hard to ensure our strategies are completely in-line with your business objectives.

We are mainly involved in the commercial and office sector, both private and public, and our bespoke advice covers the full spectrum of occupancy matters, which can include:

Business transformation – Relocation and acquisition advice including property searches and cost analysis

Stay or Go? – Fully costed appraisals that inform occupational decisions

Reducing floor space – Lease and freehold disposal strategies for surplus accommodation

How much space do I need? – Space audits and workplace consultancy to ensure best utilisation of floor space

Extracting value from leases – Negotiating lease restructuring with landlords

Managing costs of occupation – Challenging rent reviews , business rates and service charge costs

Managing risk on contractual commitments – Due diligence advice including building services surveys and dilapidations.

For more information or enquiries, please contact our team: occupieradvisory@glhearn.com

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"GL Hearn’s Occupier Advisory team, have worked with us to find the perfect real estate solution, providing a platform for the continued success of our business. They took time to understand and advise on the strategy behind our next move, taking a truly consultative approach. They quickly and efficiently took our business through the process, managing the risks on the way, ensuring full exposure to both on and off market opportunities and finding the right office to meet our requirements. They negotiated an excellent deal for our new office in Aldersgate, securing commercially attractive terms and importantly aligned the property solution to meet our business plan. GL Hearn have an in-depth knowledge of the market -  they’re all about us as the occupier and on our side." Graeme Hubert, Co-Founder, Consol Partners

"In 2018 we were notified that we would have to move out of our existing offices in Guildford, necessitating an early search for new premises for our regional team. GL Hearn were procured to advise us in following a competitive process, where they clearly demonstrated that they were the best people for the job, based on competitive rates and proposed methodology.
They were able to respond quickly to the task and provided a schedule of available properties. They then provided support and advice on the options available to us, based on good market knowledge. Additional support and expert advice was provided, to enable us to secure a new office and negotiate a good deal on the lease. David took a key role in this whole process and was able to respond very quickly to queries and key issues throughout." Geoff Hawkins, Portfolio Surveyor, English Heritage