Watts Sector

Adding value to your capital assets

In today’s challenging market, seizing the opportunity to add value to your retail property has never been more important. With more than 40 years’ experience in advising commercial investors and occupiers, Watts has the expertise to help you exploit opportunities to create or improve the condition of your space.

Ensuring your building ticks all the right boxes need not be complex or costly and paying attention to key aspects of building ownership/occupation will pay dividends.

Even in an economic downturn, green credentials add value (source: RICS, March 2009). Watts not only carries out energy performance assessments but will advise on ways to improve your asset rating. The presence of asbestos in buildings and poor disabled access are areas that must be addressed by law; they also have a detrimental effect on asset value. Our asbestos consultancy and access services advise building owners, providing practical, professional advice on compliance and remedial works.

How effective is your building maintenance programme? Poor maintenance of retail property is a false economy. Watts’ planned preventative maintenance service can help you balance service charge income against expenditure, protecting both your capital assets and your bottom line. Using our fire insurance valuation service will ensure you are getting the best value from your premium and are insured at the right level.

If you or your tenants are moving out, Watts’ dilapidations service can help you manage and maximise the opportunities this presents. Staying put? Our feasibility service can help you improve and make best use of the space you’ve got.

Our teams can be appointed individually or commissioned together, to help you unlock the full potential of your retail property or portfolio.

For more information, contact Mark Few, Director at Watts Group, on 020 7280 8000.

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