Who is TW Keil?

TW Keil is the merging of a team of market-leading specialists in investment, lease consultancy and agency with a wealth of experience in the retail property market.

Our combined experience and skill set provides a unique understanding of the retail property market, which delivers to you a real competitive advantage.

About you 

The retail landscape in the UK is undergoing a structural shift. Now more than ever, multi-disciplinary advice is of paramount importance.

We seek to develop long-term relationships with our clients by providing a service that goes beyond brokerage.

Our skill set enables us to advise throughout the life of the asset, not just at the beginning or the end.

We offer director led involvement at each stage of every instruction. By combining lease consultancy, agency and investment, we are able to provide the necessary advice that will help us deliver the best results possible to you.

Meet the team

Ben Tyack,
BSc (Hons) MRICS

Director, Investment

Ben has over 20 years experience in the retail property sector, having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1998.

He has developed an extensive occupational knowledge of the UK retail market, having worked as a retail agent for 15 years before crossing over to investment. Prior to becoming one of the founding partners of TW Keil he worked at leading UK property advisors CBRE and for the last six years was Director of High Street Investment at Savills.

More about Ben

Ben has bought and sold assets throughout the UK from individual shops to high street parades and shopping centres. Recent highlights include advising on the sale of the Royal Parade & New George Street Estate in Plymouth acting on behalf of M&G for £65m and the purchase of 129-132 North Street in Brighton, a Boots flagship store, for £31.55m acting on behalf of Merseyside Pension Fund.

Ben lives in Norfolk and is married with three children. Having retired from playing rugby, he is now his kids biggest fan on the touchline. Relaxation comes in the form of family walks on quiet Norfolk beaches.

Tel: 020 3883 9023

Mob: 07917 557 462

Email: btyack@twkeil.com

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Charlie Neil,
BSc (Hons) MRICS

Director, Investment

Charlie has over 19 years of experience in the property market, gained at niche retail property consultants Blair Kirkman, Savills and ultimately CBRE, where he was Head of National High Street Investment.

Charlie has been able to develop a valuable blend of skills, particularly in the retail market, having had experience in three sectors; agency, development and investment. This has ultimately given Charlie an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the retail property market.

More about Charlie

During his time in investment, Charlie has been involved in a number of high profile transactions including the £75m sale of Monument Mall, Newcastle upon Tyne for Hammerson, the acquisition of 1-5 Spurriergate, York for Aviva and the disposal of the two sale and leaseback ‘Frankel’ portfolios for Lloyds Banking Group. In all, Charlie has transacted on over £600m of assets during the last five years.

Charlie has developed close relationships over the years with clients including NFU Mutual, DTZ Investors, Redevco, Aviva, CBRE Global Investors, Wittington Investments, Curzon Street, Kames Capital, Savills IM, and Hunter REIM.

Charlie lives in Oxfordshire and is married with three children. Prior to becoming a Chartered Surveyor, Charlie had a smorgasbord of lifetime experiences from being in the Fire Brigade to a ski guide. He is an avid and usually disappointed follower of Newcastle United. In another life Charlie would like to spend most of his time skiing in the winter and going scuba diving in the summer.

Tel: 020 3883 9022

Mob: 07887 544 777

Email: cneil@twkeil.com

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Dan Walker,

Director, Retail Agency

Dan has over 20 years experience in the retail property market having worked at leading retail practices including Dalgleish, CBRE and more recently Savills.

From working with some of the most recognised retail brands in the UK such as Marks & Spencer, Next, Arcadia, New Look and WHSmith, Dan has developed a detailed understanding of retailers and their property needs. Over the years, involvement with these clients has expanded nationwide and as a result Dan has transacted deals on most of the major high streets across the UK.

More about Dan

Although a self-proclaimed ‘rubbish shopper’ he is passionate about retail and retail property and the changing dynamic of the sector on an almost continual basis.

In recent years Dan has used his in-depth knowledge of the occupational market to deliver asset management initiatives for landlord clients including CBRE Global Investors, NFU Mutual, M&G Real Estate, Aberdeen Standard Life and Reef Estates.

Dan lives in Surrey and is married with two children. Away from the office, Dan enjoys staying fit and active and although now retired from rugby he manages to find time to take on some intense sporting challenges including cycling the Etap du Tour, running an ultra-marathon and even cross-country skiing where he completed the 90km Vasaloppet in Sweden on a couple of occasions.

Tel: 020 3883 9024

Mob: 07967 697 917

Email: dwalker@twkeil.com

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Jonathan Kelley,
BSc (Hons) MRICS

Director, Lease Consultancy

Jonathan has over 17 years experience in the retail property market having worked at leading retail practices including Dalgleish, CBRE and more recently Savills.

Jonathan specialises in dealing with rent reviews, lease renewals and lease restructuring. He started his career acting for retail clients of Dalgleish and CBRE and made the decision to move to exclusively advising landlords in 2008 where he is now recognised as a market leader in his field.

More about Jonathan

Jonathan is active throughout the UK’s major high streets acting for clients including Aberdeen Standard Life, Aviva, CBRE Global Investors, Kames Capital, NFU Mutual, Royal London Asset Management and TH Real Estate together with an array of property companies and private individuals.

Jonathan lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and three children. Prior to settling in Hertfordshire he had a somewhat nomadic life; growing up in Saudi Arabia, educated in North Yorkshire, studying in Leicester then living in London. He now spends most of his free time running around after his two young daughters and son – encouraging them all into supporting Middlesbrough Football Club, and trying to squeeze in the odd bike ride to keep fit.

Tel: 020 3883 9021

Mob: 07917 575 374

Email: jkelley@twkeil.com

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Our services


We provide best in class investment advice on the acquisition and disposal of high street shops, retail parades and shopping centres throughout the UK. 

By utilising our market-leading agency and lease consultancy insight, we can add value when identifying both purchase and sale opportunities. 

We look to advise you throughout the life cycle of the asset, providing long-term strategic guidance, not short-term brokerage.


We are retail specialists with a market-leading track record in leasing prime property in major locations throughout the UK.

We have a wide range of experience in all aspects of retail property including leasing, development and asset management.

We know the occupiers at a decision-making level. We understand the retail markets nationwide and the ever-changing dynamics between supply and demand. We know what it takes to provide excellent client service and how to start, and close a transaction.

Lease Consultancy

Our highly experienced lease consultancy service has an undoubted reputation advising landlords on the UK’s major high streets.

We take pride in providing a commercial and market-facing approach to Lease Consultancy. This draws upon our detailed knowledge of the complexities of lease structure, property law and hands on experience in the UK’s major markets.

Where dispute resolution is required, we are highly experienced in the preparation of expert witness reports at rent review and lease renewal.

Asset Management

We offer long-term advice on retail assets. This approach allows us the ability to initiate our asset plans, remain accountable to you, and deliver on our promises.

We are specialists in all disciplines of asset management. But, it is through combining the disciplines of investment, agency and lease consultancy that we are able to unlock the maximum value from each and every asset. 

Our properties

Contact us

16 Kingly Street

020 3883 9020