We create spaces where small, local businesses can thrive by creating opportunities, empowering, and championing SMEs and aspiring local entrepreneurs.
We believe that the future is local, with SMEs coming from and serving their local community in the provision of fresh food, retail, services and hot food and drink.
The character, knowledge and customer service of small business owners creates a relationship with customers that cannot be matched by corporations and national retailers, and it is this that will ensure they thrive in an ever-changing retail climate.
Our mission is to create spaces where these SME’s are able to thrive, by curating product mixes to drive footfall and creating a community of businesses who support and complement each other.
We want to empower these businesses through training, support and a modern landlord/ tenant relationship which allows us all to share in the successes, and burdens of difficult times, as a united front.
Whether they are food halls, markets, speciality events or meanwhile spaces,
we use our experience and expertise to drive footfall by working alongside small
businesses to make a visit to our venues feel like an experience every time.
Our venues go beyond an outdated idea of shopping, instead creating spaces that
take into consideration the whole person and wider needs.
The Market sector is Britain’s last undeveloped retail niche, comprising in excess of 1,100 regular market sites generating £3.5bn annual retail turnover.
The majority of markets are Local Authority owned and operated, many of which enjoy royal charter. Central government cuts to LA budgets will result in a contraction of non-essential services, resulting in wide-scale privatisation of market services to release capital. Markets offer high initial yields and property development opportunities.
Market Asset Management are experts in curating multi-tenanted markets and food halls, and we partner with landlords, asset managers and local authorities to deliver food halls in vacant properties.
We can take your empty or under-performing urban and town-centre spaces and design, specify, pre-let and manage them on your behalf or as a leaseholder, creating multi-tenanted space, providing financially rewarding schemes with excellent footfall levels.
Casual Dining and Food Halls are booming, with strong year-on-year growth and capturing an ever-greater market share of Millennial, Gen-Z and family audiences, and we believe they will continue to have strong growth.