Insight is at the heart of every process that Ellandi does and informs every strategy.


With massive structural change across the UK, relying on what has gone before or a "one size fits all" solution will not lead to an optimal outcome for our communities or partners; each place deserves a bespoke, deliverable solution.


At Ellandi, the process of insight is an iterative one, based initially on data and analytics, then married to the knowledge and experience of the UK's sector leading property platform.  The make up of our team adds a further layer of cognitive diversity, bringing an agile and innovative approach to everything we do.


Our insight is constantly augmented and reinforced by our role as award winning industry thought leaders.



Data Driven

Making informed decisions starts with data and analytics.


Ellandi's Research & Analytics team gathers proprietary data which provides real-time information about visitor behaviours and current needs.


Each year we undertake the UK’s most detailed and geographically diverse intercept survey of nearly 9,500 people to understand the local communities in which we operate, provide benchmarking data across locations and develop and implement deliverable strategies.


We also collaborate with the leading research teams: CACI, GlobalData, FSP, Knight Frank and Savills, to ensure that our own data is supplemented, refreshed and enriched with information from the wider economy.


We use leading technology solutions to provide accurate footfall data and are constantly developing our own analytical tools.


Using data to inform insight allows us to anticipate market trends and gain a deep understanding of our towns, occupiers, visitors and centres.  It enables us to be agile and innovative in this fast-changing market, delivering sustainable future places in communities across the UK and providing the best solutions for investors, lenders and local authorities.

Knowledge & Expertise

Data is married to the knowledge and expertise of the Ellandi property platform.


Through strategic engagement on more than 40 retail-focussed community projects in regional towns across the UK, we have established a highly skilled team of 29 people with a combined experience of some 300 years of working on town centre assets.


Our platform enables us to invest in excellence.  Our property team has developed market-leading knowledge in key sector specialisms which inform our strategies, including car parks, cost management, accessibility, sustainability and commercialisation.


In partnership with both the public and private sector, Ellandi has bought and sold over 40 town centre retail assets across the UK and provided strategic input to their re-purposing to meet the current and future needs of the communities they serve.


  Ellandi’s expertise covers research & analytics, visioning, masterplanning,  development consultancy, development management, investment, asset management and finance management, all focussed on the delivery of long-term sustainable projects which contribute meaningfully to community and place.

Thought Leadership

Ellandi’s market-leading insight is augmented and reinforced by senior roles played by the team in major industry bodies, such as the BBF and Revo, and in the frequent contributions to conferences, articles and expert panels. 


Our positive role in the market has been rewarded by the industry with recent awards including:


2019 Estates Gazette Rewire Award (Diversity)

2018 Revo, Rising Star, (Jonathan Cole, Investment Director)

2018 Property Week Best Places to Work Nominee

2017 Property Week, Entrepreneurs of the Year Award

2017 Property Week, Retail Property Company of the Year Nominee


For nearly a decade now, we have also organised our own annual Retail Rocks conference which brings together nearly 200 leading investors, occupiers, advisors and local authorities to debate the issues of the day and share insight.

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