Recent Work/Clients

St James Quarter

Strategic advice, land assembly & appearance at Public Inquiry. Negotiations with Local Authority and Scottish Government.

  • London Borough of Barnet
    London Borough of Barnet

    Brent Cross extension. Strategic advice, negotiation of terms for the Development Agreement. Advice in negotiations with Greater London Authority, Department of Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury.

  • Land Securities
    Land Securities

    Buchanan Galleries Glasgow. Advice on land assembly. Negotiations with Network Rail, Glasgow City Council, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer.

  • Westfield Shoppingtowns
    Westfield Shoppingtowns

    Advice on lettings to Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Waitrose. Negotiations with partners, advice on S106 negotiations. Leasing advice on schemes at Derby, Nottingham, Sprucefield, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City.

  • Selfridges plc
    Selfridges plc

    Acted for Selfridges in the acquisition of their stores in Birmingham and Manchester City centre.

  • Retail Property Holdings
    Retail Property Holdings

    Advice on the development of Silverburn. Letting of department stores to Debenhams and Marks & Spencer and general development advice.

  • TH Real Estate
    Nuveen Real Estate

    St James Quarter. Strategic advice, land assembly, negotiations with Local Authority and Scottish Government, appearance at Public Inquiry.

What Mike Prentice can do for you.


Who Am I? I'm Mike Prentice. I specialise in:


Mike Prentice Consultancy is a property consultancy specialising in retail development, department store and expert witness advice.

The company was established in 2016 by Mike Prentice who has over 45 years property experience and who has specialised in the retail development sector for over 35 years.

Mike Prentice Consultancy was established in 2016 when Mike left CBRE after 40 years’ service. Mike started his career at Healey & Baker (now Cushman&Wakefield) and after 3 years working for a development company joined Hillier Parker (now CBRE) in 1977. He co-founded the specialist Retail Development team in 1982. Mike is a former head of UK Retail at CBRE.

Mike has worked on a number of major development projects including Eastgate Inverness, The Chimes Uxbridge, The Bentall Centre Kingston, Brent Cross, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City.

Department stores are a vital cornerstone of successful shopping centres in the UK. Mike also has significant experience in this field. He has negotiated lettings to all of the major department stores including Debenhams, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis. He has also acted as adviser to department stores: he was Bentalls’ property adviser and acquired stores in Birmingham and Manchester for Selfridges. Mike also acted for John Lewis Partnership in their attempt to acquire their first overseas store in Dublin.

Mike has acted as an expert witness in a variety of cases which relate to development activity, CPO, planning appeals, public inquiries and dispute resolution.

Mike Prentice Consulting is currently advising Nuveen Real Estate on their St James Quarter project which is due to open in October 2020.