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“We Know A Great
Little PlacE”

Property acquisition specialists for
restaurants, leisure and hospitality operators

 
 

WHAT WE DO

We source, negotiate and secure properties on behalf of our clients.

Stonebrook London is a niche property agency, focused on acquisitions for operators within the restaurant, leisure and hospitality sectors. We specialise in tenant representation, working collaboratively with some of the ‘best-in-class’ operators looking to grow businesses in London and the UK. Through our in-depth knowledge of the market and tenacious approach, together with a strong contact book, we aim to secure properties which meet our clients locational and budgetary requirements through both on and off-market endeavours.  

 

WHO WE ARE

At Stonebrook London, we take great pride in working with high quality restaurant, licensed and leisure businesses at various stages of their lifecycles.

We have advised an eclectic mix of clients ranging from national multiple restaurant groups to international operators entering the UK market for the first time, as well as some of the UK’s most exciting concepts and independent restaurateurs.

As well as providing strategic advice to operators looking to grow businesses, Stonebrook London also provide leasing advice to private landlords across London and assist existing tenants looking to exit their leases.  

 
 
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Jake Bernstone

Jake set up Stonebrook London in March 2017, capitalising on a gap in the market for a service-led property agency for restaurant, pub and hospitality operators. Jake has spent his career to date working in the leisure property industry, initially as an integral part of the acquisition team at Davis Coffer Lyons, and latterly at JLL, as Head of Retail & Leisure in their London Unlimited agency.

Jake acquired a number of sites to assist the roll-out of national brands such as Cote, Bill’s & Wildwood, as well as accelerating the growth of restaurants including Honest Burger, Home Slice, Natural Kitchen and Pizza Union.

Since starting Stonebrook, Jake has successfully represented Caprice Holdings, Corbin & King, By Chloe & M Restaurants to name but a few

His approach has earned him a reputation as one of the best brokers within the leisure agency sector.

T 07763374098 
E jake@stonebrook.london

 
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Adam Bowers

Adam joined Stonebrook in 2018, bringing to the team a wealth of experience gained across a number of sectors within the property industry, as well as a Masters in Real Estate Development.

Adam began his career underwriting property development loans at a specialist lender, before moving into commercial property investment and asset management, with responsibility for managing and developing a nationwide portfolio of office and retail assets.

His focus at Stonebrook is on acquisitions both for emerging brands and established chains, where his network of landlords and agents has allowed him to unlock exciting opportunities for his clients, both on and off- market.

T 07909773773
E adam@stonebrook.london

WHAT WE’VE DONE

We’ve selected the highlights from our first years of business.

We’re busy at Stonebrook, but you’re only as good as your last job, so here’s the run down on what we’ve been up to recently, and the work we’ve been doing for our clients.  

 
  1. August, 2018

    Flatiron Steak, London Bridge

    Acted on behalf of Flat Iron Steak for their 7th site in London Bridge on Tooley St.

  2. June, 2018

    Ritorno, Covent Garden

    Acted on behalf of Ritorno, an Italian small plates and cocktails restaurant based in Kings Rd for their second London site on Great Queen St, Covent Garden

  3. May, 2018

    Corbin & King, St. Johns Wood

    Acted on behalf of Corbin & King for the newest addition to their restaurant portfolio in St Johns Wood. We took a new lease from Trophaeum on the site formerly trading as Carluccios. Due to open Spring 2019 .

  4. March, 2018

    InBev, Shoreditch

    Acted on behalf of AB InBev, one of the worlds largest breweries as they secured their first brew pub site in Central London on the site of the formerly trading Drunken Monkey at 222 Shoreditch High St

  5. February, 2018

    Lina Stores, Greek Street

    Acted on behalf of the landlord to lease to Lina Stores Pasta Bar, backed by White Rabbit Fund at 51 Greek St.

  6. Feb & June, 2018

    By Chloe, Covent Garden & Tower Bridge

    Acquire two flagship sites on behalf of By Chloe, the Vegan comfort food brand from New York. The first site was acquired in Covent Garden in a DTZ IM owned property and the second down in Tower Bridge within a high-end residential development by Berkeley Homes

  7. February, 2018

    Patty & Bun, Borough Market

    Acquired an amazing unit directly opposite Borough Market on behalf of Patty & Bun

  8. January, 2018

    Opso, Newburgh St

    Acquired a second site on behalf of Greek concept Opso for their new Pita Bun concept on Newburgh St which forms part of the Shaftesbury Estate

  9. January, 2018

    Genuine, Fitzrovia

    Brokered the UK debut of Avroko Hospitality, bringing their concept Genuine to Fitzrovia having agreed a new lease directly with landlords Shaftesbury

  10. November, 2017

    Cinnamon Kitchen, Battersea Power Station

    Acquisition on behalf of Vivek Singh-led Cinnamon Kitchen within the first phase of the iconic redevelopment of Battersea Power Station

  11. November, 2017

    Caprice Holdings, Granary Brasserie

    Acquisition on behalf of Caprice Holdings for the launch of bespoke Granary Brasserie. Acquired the lease from Grain Store in a high-profile off market transaction in a tripartite deal with Argent.

  12. October, 2017

    Darwin & Wallace, WImbledon

    Acquisition on behalf of Darwin & Wallace, part of the Imbiba Group on the site formerly trading as The Terrace in Standard Life’s Centre Court development in Wimbledon, now trading as 601 Queens Road

  13. September, 2017

    Five Guys, Richmond & Stratford

    Acquisitions on behalf of Five Guys including a site in Richmond on site formerly trading as Urban Diner and an off-market deal within Westfield Stratford on the site formerly trading as Ping Pong

  14. June, 2017

    Honest Burgers, Ealing

    Acquisition on behalf of Active-backed Honest Burgers in Ealing on the site formerly trading as Kerbisher and Malt

  15. May, 2017

    Franco Manca, Islington & Oxford

    Acquisitions on behalf of Franco Manca in Islington and Oxford

  16. April, 2017

    Urban Pubs and Bars, Kentish Town

    Acquisition on behalf of Urbans Pubs and Bars in Kentish Town; premises now trading as Neighbourhood bar and restaurant

What They Say: Testimonials

  1. “It was apparent from the moment we met that Jake was right for us”

    Tom Mullion, Owner/Managing Director at Kitty Fisher’s, Mayfair

    “Since opening the doors of Kitty Fisher’s Restaurant in 2014 we had been approached by a number of agents looking to help us secure our next site. It was apparent from the moment we met that Jake was right for us.

    He knows the London market inside-out and is a winning mix of steely determination, intelligence and good humour. While whirling like dervishes trying to grow our business he has kept our property searches on track, offering strategic insight and sensitively backing off when required.

    I recommend Jake wholeheartedly to other restaurant operators looking to secure their next quality site.”

  2. “I am sure we will do further work together”

    Justin Green, Managing Director at Natural Kitchen

    “I through Natural Kitchen have a long standing relationship with Jake. We have done two deals together, namely Waterloo Station and Angel Court near Bank. Both trade very well for NK. Jake takes the time to understand our concept and offers opportunities that meet our companies objectives. I am sure we will do further work together”

  3. “He’s got the tenacity to find great properties, the persistence to secure them and the resilience to keep the deal on track”

    Eve Bugler, founder of Bababoom

    “When Jake calls you want to pick up the phone.  He’s got the tenacity to find great properties, the persistence to secure them and the resilience to keep the deal on track.  Jake’s winning combination of likeability & effectiveness mark him out as one of the people I really enjoy working with and who I still hope to be picking up the phone to in 5 years’ time.”

  4. “Stonebrook London continues to go from strength to strength”

    Bobby Hashemi, founder of Pizza Union

    “Jake has been vital in helping us grow our business from a property perspective. He has been involved with 3 of our site acquisitions to date, with hopefully more to come in the future. Not only is he diligent, professional and hard-working, he also has high integrity and a good personality to work with - our relationship with Stonebrook London continues to go from strength to strength”

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