Montagu Evans
5 Bolton Street
London, W1J 8BA United Kingdom
Partner, Shopping Centre Management

Specialties:  Development, Hospitality, Advisory / Consulting

Scope of Service Experience
John heads up the London Management team and currently manages over 4 million sq ft of office, leisure and retail properties throughout the UK.

John has over 25 years experience in property management. His started his career at Hillier Parker where he became a founder member of their highly successful specialist shopping centre team. In 1995 he left the company to form ACR Gibbs Hale and with clients including Standard Life, Prudential, Greater Manchester Pension Fund, Freshwater and Tesco. ACR soon developed a reputation as the leading niche shopping centre management business in the UK.

In 2005 ACR merged with GVA Grimley, where John took up a position as an Equity Partner for three years before leaving to become a Retail Consultant. He then worked on a number of projects including British Land’s Puerto Venecia scheme in Zaragoza, Spain, which is one of the largest retail and leisure developments in Europe.

John then accepted an invitation from M J Mapp to join them and set up a shopping centre management team. During his time at Mapp’s shopping centre instructions were won from Aberdeen Asset managers, Doughty Hanson, Irish Life, Orchard Street and SWIP.

At Montagu Evans he became head of the London Management team in 2015.

Areas of Interest

•Shopping Centre Management
•Asset management
•Factory Outlets
•Leisure management
•Turnover Rents
•Development Consultancy
•Car Park management
•Added Value opportunities
•Refurbishment projects
•Service charges strategies and budgeting
•Landlord and tenant matters
Transaction History
Shopping Centre Management
John provided management of Newton Aycliffe Town Centre on behalf of Daejan plc comprising 84 retail units, a multi-storey and 5 surface car parks. The centre has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment, which completed in November 2013.

Leisure & Factory Outlet Management
John advised on the management of Factory Outlet on Brighton Marina, Festival Park in Ebbv Vale and Springfields in Spalding and also provided advice on the leisure management and development advice for Brighton Marina, Great Northern in Manchester, Centro Colombo in Lisbon.

Development Consultancy
John provided development consultancy advice on Puerto Venecia in Zaragoza which is the largest combined retail and leisure development in Europe. John's remit included management consultancy at development stage. John also advised on turnover rents and tenant mix strategy and also advised on service charge management and apportionment; aspects of design and finishes, employment of on site team and set up of service contracts.

Asset Management
John was appointed as joint Asset Manager on Old George Mall in Salisbury by Doughty Hanson where his remit included the preparation of a strategic business plan to add and project value. John advised on physical enhancements and public realm improvements which resulted in a significant uplift in rental and capital values followed by a successful sale and transfer to new investor.