What We Do

Asset and development management in shopping centres, retail parks, leisure and mixed use.


  • Business Planning and Strategy
  • Development/Refurbishment (preparation, management of project and delivery)
  • Sustainability
  • Appraisal and Analysis
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Comprehensive Leasing Strategies
  • Detailed Reporting
  • Community Engagement
  • Property Management Coordination and Oversight
  • Marketing

Our Approach

Strong focus on maximising returns and exit options for partners.

Business plans incorporate imaginative and wholesale solutions to challenging retail conditions with numerous examples of successful reconfiguration, repurposing and introduction of alternative uses (leisure, restaurants, residential and logistics).

Long-standing relationships and extensive contact base with the majority of key UK and European retailers – essential success criteria in our asset management approach.

Close alignment with property management teams.

A sizeable portfolio of assets under management enables Sovereign to leverage close relationships with all key stakeholders.

The strongest development management function in the marketplace with years of experience and market knowledge built up on projects ranging from large new developments to extension and reconfiguration of existing retail centres, as well as repositioning and introduction of alternative uses.

Alignment of strategy with partners’ requirements (financial, ESG and community requirements).

Portfolio wide sustainability standards and continued efforts to generate innovative new ideas.

Highly experienced team from a wide range of relevant backgrounds.  The multi-disciplinary team enables the core asset management team to draw upon specialist skill sets as required throughout a project (development, investment, property management, residential etc).

Emphasis on capital/cost efficiency, coupled with speed of execution. This is at the heart of Sovereign’s asset management approach.

Value Protection and Creation

Aligned and focused business plans to maximise performance of all assets under management
St Enoch Glasgow

Department store solution, repositioning the centre as a family leisure destination with a more positive mix of retail, cinema and restaurants creating a catalyst for the introduction of additional leisure uses.

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Proactive Leasing Strategies

Extensive network of retailer contacts throughout the experienced asset management team.

Reconfiguration of a failing mall with several vacant or temporary let units for a new MSU letting to Matalan, generating an additional £444,000 of net income.

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Leading Development and Regeneration Function

Longstanding track record of opportunity, identification, preparation and delivery

Major regeneration scheme to underpin sale options and liquidity through reducing the retail footprint and introducing a broader mix of uses with potential for up to 3,000 residential units

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Evolving Destinations

Delivering vibrant and exciting destinations at the heart of their catchment

Repositioning the town centre with a new fashion quarter, eating & leisure destination and innovative workspace solutions

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