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Big deals

2019-01-11T00:00:00+00:00

There’s no doubting the big property stories of 2018 with the biggest of them all being MFG’s acquisition of MRH but there was a lot more going on than that. Think Prax buying HKS, as well as Certas Energy and Jet snapping up sites. Indeed, according to forecourt property specialist ...

Beacons for business

2018-05-23T00:00:00+01:00

The acquisition of MRH by MFG earlier this year could be good news for everyone in the fuel retailing sector, according to Adam Wadlow, partner at fuel and automotive property advisers Barber Wadlow, which has just published its latest Forecourt Property Market Update. "It shows that the independent dealer sector ...

Sky-high prices

2018-01-12T00:00:00+00:00

In the forecourt property world, some dealers are being made offers on their sites that they can’t refuse. Not, of course, in the sense of the infamous Don Corleone quote from The Godfather, but more along the lines of a once-in-a-lifetime offer that they can’t resist.

ACS welcomes election promises on business rates

ACS welcomes election promises on business rates

2017-05-19T00:00:00+01:00By John Wood

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has welcomed commitments from all the major political parties in England and Wales to reform the business rates system.

In demand

2017-01-09T00:00:00+00:00

After a year of big merger and acquisition stories Euro Garages with EFR (European Forecourt Retail Group) and MFG’s purchase of Synergie Holdings and Roadside Group to name just two the verdict on the forecourt property market is in. Last year was a good one demand is ...

Boom time

2016-01-12T00:00:00+00:00

Barber Wadlow research (in association with Experian Catalist) recorded a 14% increase in petrol station property values in 2015 the fourth consecutive year of growth. This means values have now increased by nearly 50% since the bottom of the market in 2011, so a site worth £750,000 in 2011 ...

A seller’s market

2015-01-19T00:00:00+00:00

It depends who the seller is, states Steve Rodell, director and head of retail at Christie & Co, when asked if it’s a buyer’s or seller’s market. "For example, if you’re an oil company and have a structured disposal programme that is linked to supply deals, it’s a seller’s market ...

Des res

2014-01-13T00:00:00+00:00

When it comes to the forecourt property market, it’s very much a matter of opinion as to whether 2013 was a busy year or not. Anthony Keohane, director of automotive and roadside at Colliers, says 2013 was "another busy year" with the supermarkets and oil company/supermarket joint ventures continuing their ...

On the move

2013-01-14T00:00:00+00:00

The past 12 months has been one of the busiest periods in recent history in the forecourt property sector, according to Adam Wadlow, director at property adviser, Barber Wadlow. "We estimate that there have been over 1,100 petrol stations sold or let since the end of 2011, which represents an ...

Buyers beware

2012-09-04T00:00:00+01:00

Anyone who has acquired a petrol forecourt business will know that there are many different elements to keep in mind during the buying process, which keep both the buyer and their lawyers busy.