Steve Rodell: The forecourt sector is experiencing some of its highest levels of demand for property

Guidance on making the right property choices is on offer at the Forecourt Trader Summit on 27 February from Steve Rodell, business property expert at Christie & Co.

Property decisions are some of the toughest ambitious forecourt operators face. In a capital-dependent sector, identifying the optimal time to invest in, divest, or retain sites is crucial to business success.

Steve will address the question “Stick or twist?” With the forecourt sector experiencing some of its highest levels of demand for property, and four or five serious offers for every site that comes on the market, it might feel like the perfect time to sell. However, Steve will discuss deal factors at play and the risk of undervaluing your business without benchmarking the market and creating competitive tension.

Sign up to attend this year’s summit and also have a chance to ask questions to Steve when he is off stage.

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The Forecourt Trader Summit is a must-attend event for anyone in the fuel and convenience retail sector. It has a reputation for bringing incisive content and discussion about the opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Steve is just one of several heavyweight speakers who have been announced for the day-long event at The Belfry near Sutton Coldfield.

Other highlights on the programme include keynote speaker Sonya Adams, VP mobility and convenience retail at BP, who will talk about the role the fuel giant plays in the sector.

Advice on dealing with forecourt crime will be tackled by operations director at BOSS, Bruce Nichol, and Gareth Payne head of HSE at Certas Energy. Meanwhile, Gordon Balmer, executive director at the PRA, will be providing his take on the industry.

The Forecourt Trader Summit is also the place to learn about the latest innovations such as the newly-launched hydrogen-powered EV charger for  sites struggling to gain access to the grid, as well as successful retail initiatives, and the current Forecourt Trader of the Year, Jonathan Tout from Tout’s, will share his secrets of success.

Exclusive research into what forecourt customers nationwide and independent retailers are thinking will be revealed by Lumina Intelligence, the insights division of Forecourt Trader publisher William Reed

The Forecourt Trader Summit takes place at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Sutton Coldfield on Tuesday 27 February 2024.