Since 2011, FSP has undertaken more than 65 projects in 20 countries, covering more than 1 million m2 of retail space, making FSP one of Europe’s leading shopping centre consultancies.

FSP’s international Clients include Ares, AEW, Aviva Investors, Blackstone, CBRE Global Investors, Commerz Real, Compagnie De Phalsbourg, Cora, Deutsche Bank, Immochan, Neinver, TH Real Estate, Resolution Property, Tristan Capital Partners, Unibail Rodamco and Value Retail.

Recent projects include District Centres in France, Regional Malls in Ireland, Mixed Use sites in Estonia, City Centre Malls in Germany and Designer Outlet Centres in Italy.  


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FSP believes in using quality consumer research to identify solutions to tenant mix and leasing issues.  We work with ‘best in class’ local research providers to understand customer performance, shopping trends and retail markets.  Membership of the Ebeltoft network of international retail consulting businesses also allows FSP to call upon native retailing expertise when necessary.  This enables FSP to deliver clear, actionable, independent and relevant advice based upon detailed retailing insight and sound consumer analysis.

FSP is part of St Ives PLC, an international marketing services group with offices in the UK, North America, China and Singapore.  Sister companies in the Group including Amaze, Incite, Occam, Pragma Consulting, Response One and Solstice operate at the forefront of digital marketing technology and enable FSP to understand the latest techniques and best practice from around the world

FSP European Consultancy services include:

  • Impact Studies - Identifying potential for development
  • Pre-acquisition - Performance and opportunity assessment
  • Market Intelligence - Understanding market size and market gaps.  Detailed Shopper research to measure performance
  • Marketing - Information to inform marketing teams 
  • Leasing Support – Information to persuade target retailers of the profit opportunity including benchmarking against Similar Locations 

Whether it is attracting occupiers to empty shops, or new developments, quantifying an asset’s turnover and income potential, understanding trading gaps or creating a strategic vision of post development potential, FSP’s experienced team of consultants and international partners is ideally placed to assist you.  

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  • Manchester City Council worked with FSP to understand the City Centre's shopper audience and how we can attract more shoppers to Manchester. The depth of understanding has helped inform our marketing, regeneration and growth strategies for the City Centre. Their consultative approach got to the heart of the issues and helped facilitate partnership working for all stakeholders.

    Peter Richards|Insight & Planning Manager, Manchester City Council

  • In the current very difficult current economic conditions we are finding that traditional retail planning studies drawing on household surveys, estimates of development potential and health checks are insufficient to inform a robust and realistic strategy to sustain and enhance town centre vitality and viability. I have no hesitation in recommending FSP in providing a very knowledgeable commercial perspective in this challenging area of work.

    Tim Brown|Chief Planning Officer, Blackpool Council

  • Over the past few years, FSP's research has provided Argent with in-depth understanding of the current and future potential of King's Cross as a retail and leisure destination, helping to inform key strategic decisions

    Frederique Siegel|Project Manager, Argent (Property Development)Services LLP

  • FSP has been extremely helpful in both my rent review and lease renewal work providing key information relating to shoppers and shopping centre assets.

    David Beck|Agent, Briant Champion Long

  • We wanted to build on our understanding of the Menkind customer profile and buying habits. Having this defined view of our customer really means we can develop a product strategy that responds to their preferences and needs. It’s vital that we demonstrate how well we understand our customer through our product range so we will be building this into our strategy.

    Paul Kaufman|Chief Executive, Menkind