Four & Co appoints retail property expert Mike Flint as Consultant

Four & Co appoints retail property expert Mike Flint as Consultant

Four & Co, the London-based retail and leisure property specialist, has announced the appointment of Mike Flint, formerly the Property Director at high street optician Vision Express, as a consultant to the expanding firm.

Including his 26 years at Vision Express, Flint brings an impressive 35 years of experience in the retail sector.

During his tenure at Vision Express, Flint was instrumental in overseeing the company’s retail store networks, and his strategic approach to the firm’s growth, included mergers and acquisitions, which significantly bolstered Vision Express's market presence. This included the acquisition of Tesco Opticians, which added 210 stores to the portfolio of shops and stores.

In his new role at Four & Co, Flint will leverage his vast experience to provide strategic advice on retail property, contributing to the firm's mission of delivering top-tier services to the retail market. His deep understanding of joint ventures and franchising, underscored by his operational responsibility for a £100M business encompassing 135 stores, makes him a key asset to the Four & Co team.

Adam Cohen, Partner at Four & Co, commented "Having Mike on board is a game-changer for us. His ability to assist and advise on client strategies, coupled with his extensive network of industry contacts and market knowledge, will be instrumental in driving the growth of Four & Co. Having a member of the team with so much experience on the ‘client side’ of the market provides us with a unique perspective on the issues and challenges that retailers face on a day-to-day basis. Mike’s insights will be invaluable as we tailor our services to meet the evolving needs of the retail property market."

Reflecting on his new position, Mike Flint remarked, "I am thrilled to join Four & Co and look forward to applying my years of experience and insights in retail property to contribute to the firm’s success. The retail landscape is transforming, and I am excited about the opportunity to help shape the future property strategies for our clients."

Flint's appointment underlines Four & Co's commitment to strengthening and enhancing its advisory capabilities in the retail and leisure property market. His arrival marks a significant milestone in the firm's growth strategy, further solidifying its growing reputation in the market.