Rob joined Davis Coffer Lyons Agency team in January 2007 and is a key member of the division managing lettings, disposals, and acquisitions across the country. His passion for the leisure sector stems from his childhood, coming from a family with restaurant and hotel businesses.
Rob has an excellent knowledge of the UK’s major leisure destinations and is well-equipped to offer informal and formal advice on all aspects of Leisure Agency. He has a particular talent for advising landlords on how best to realise and maximise value throughout a property’s build or refurbishment. Rob has acted for independent and corporate landlords including Berkeley Homes, Somerset House Trust, The Crown Estate, Lend Lease, Quintain, as well as a wide range of retiring restaurateurs who own their freeholds or individuals with piecemeal property investments.
Rob has offered key strategic advice on delicate situations which require confidential, fast, and effective management. These include completing on the individual disposals of the Clapham House Group’s Tootsies portfolio; Kout Food Groups Kitchen Italia sites; and some of Yo! Sushi’s underperforming estate. He has a keen eye for identifying and achieving exit value for underperforming leasehold sites. Rob is also experienced at assessing the premium value of leasehold restaurants throughout the country as well as discreet market appraisals.
Acquisition work also plays a key role and Rob has acquired sites for high end independent restaurateurs as well as branded operators including Pho, Polpo, The Breakfast Club, Vinoteca. His extensive network of contacts allows him access to unrivalled opportunities and market intelligence whether it be Exmouth Market, the Lanes in Brighton, Columbia Road, Soho, or London Bridge.
Outside of work Rob is a keen runner and cylist who enjoys baking bread and sailing. He also loves exploring the new and old restaurants and bars that London has to offer.