Energy specialist joins Creative Retail Property Consultants
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Leading retail and leisure property consultants, Creative Retail, have announced a partnership with a leading energy specialist to support the delivery of a new service for its clients. Chartered surveyor, Ciaran Nolan, is working with the Birmingham-based firm as consultant director with responsibility for advising on all energy-related projects. He has more than twenty years’ experience in the property industry, including senior executive roles within a national care group and a FTSE 250 company where he acquired and developed over 200 new properties. More recently Ciaran has advised several operators of electric vehicle charging and battery energy storage systems, and has negotiated a significant number of property and land acquisition agreements on their behalf. Ciaran said: “I’m really pleased to be working with Creative Retail within this fast-growing sector. I have a long-standing relationship with the team; they are brilliant at what they do and are continually exploring ways to further enhance their already impressive offering. I believe this partnership will add significant value to their existing client base and play a positive role in the practice’s continued success.” Matt Pegg, Director of Creative Retail, said: “As the UK moves away from fossil fuels in its transportation system, the demands on the electricity network have increased exponentially. Whilst this represents a challenge for government and grid providers, it presents a huge opportunity for landowners and developers. The crossover of these two sectors requires special expertise in both the technical side of energy and the commercial nature of property, and Ciaran is uniquely placed to extract maximum value for our clients by marrying these two worlds. “In a competitive market that is not yet fully mature, we recognise the significant benefit of providing our clients with a single point of advice. Ciaran is able to review existing property portfolios and quickly identify opportunities and angles unseen by other commercial advisers. It’s another service we are pleased to offer and means clients can be confident of accessing a complete one-stop solution.” Creative Retail offers guidance on all stages of the retail development process, from initial appraisals and site sourcing to pre-let tenancy agreements, development management and exit strategies. It is currently advising on almost three million sq ft of retail and leisure property nationally and has the largest retail agency presence in the region.