retail property advisors
Queen Street - Cardiff



We specialise in all aspects of retail property agency, both in and out of town, including acquisitions, disposals and asset management. We act for a wide spectrum of national, regional and independent occupiers and for a range of landlords including institutions, property companies and private investors.

We have excellent long term relationships with many of the county’s leading retailers and our intimate knowledge of the region and outstanding occupational requirements ensures our clients always receive the best commercial advice on existing and potential property assets.

Lease Consultancy

We provide impartial advice to landlords and tenants in rent reviews, lease renewals and re-gears, successfully combining an understanding of statute and case law with our detailed market knowledge, in both the in and out of town and non food and food markets. Paul Young is a member of the RICS Panels of Arbitrators and Independent Experts and is regularly appointed privately and by the RICS DRS to resolve rent disputes on high street shops, retail warehouses, convenience stores, supermarkets and restaurants.


We provide strategic and detailed consultancy advice throughout the development process for clients on town centre, out of town, food store, roadside and residential/mixed use schemes where our knowledge of occupational requirements helps maximise land value. We have a track record of acquiring and disposing of sites on behalf of clients for speculative development and owner occupation and have advised on a number of town centre regeneration projects across the region.

We are particularly focused on evaluating existing and alternative land values where our understanding of fluctuating occupational demand in the context of specific sites allows us to advise clients on appropriate strategies to maximise asset value.


Our experience in the agency, development and professional sectors ensures we provide high quality advice on rental values, yields and market analysis whether buying or selling investment properties. We focus on the property fundamentals that underpin prospects for future growth based on our detailed understanding of market trends and occupational demand.

These principles allow us to both identify and appraise opportunistic investments with the characteristics required to maximise returns in the future and also to provide sound advice on the sensitive issue of disposals where greater returns may be possible from alternative properties.

Shopping Centres

Calan Retail specialises in all aspects of shopping centre leasing, asset management and lease consultancy and is involved with a number of schemes across South Wales and the South West. We offer a bespoke service to our clients based on their investment objectives and the characteristics of particular centres.

We focus on maximizing asset value and provide both day to day letting advice aimed at minimising voids, along with strategic input in terms of tenant mix, lease profiles, business to business marketing and achieving longer term performance targets.

Central to all our advice is that the success of a shopping centre is determined by the quality of its retailers and our priority is always to ensure we have an in depth understanding of the trading performance of existing retailers, along with a comprehensive awareness of outstanding requirements, potential relocations and relevant local lease events.

Past and present instructions include:
  • Cardiff, Queens Arcade
  • Merthyr Tydfil, St Tydfil Square
  • Haverfordwest, Riverside Quay
  • Warminster, Three Horseshoes
  • Gwent Square, Tredegar
  • Merthyr Tydfil, Beacons Place
  • Newport, Station Quarter
  • Ross on Wye, The Maltings
  • Taunton, Orchard
  • Torquay, Union Square