The Team

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Andy Smallman BSc (Hons) MRICS


Having graduated from the University of the West of England Andy has been based in Bristol for his entire career.  He primarily advises retailers and leisure operators in their acquisition programmes including Topps Tiles, The Works, Triple Two Coffee Masters, Bosco Pizzeria and more recently Buzz Gym.

He also advises shopping centre and high street landlords including FI Real Estate, Tesco, Robert Hitchins, Rokeby Developments, MCR Property Group and Ashville. 

Prior to setting up ARC Retail in 2017 Andy worked as a Director at Macarthur Wilson for 10 years.  He is married with two children and has recently taken up the challenge of a half ironman.

07921 744 289

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Anthony Walker BA (Hons) MRICS

Associate Director

Anthony graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a degree in Business Studies, subsequently gaining a Diploma in Surveying from The College of Estate Management, Reading.

Anthony joined ARC Retail in March 2018, having previously worked for Macarthur Wilson for 7 years, along with spells at Lambert Smith Hampton and ETP.

He primarily advises shopping centre and high street landlords alongside Andy and assists in the acquisition programmes for The Works and Triple Two Coffee Masters.

He has lived and worked in Bristol since 2008, enjoys playing football, going to music gigs and festivals and watching Wolverhampton Wanderers.

07496 519790

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Pete Downing BSc (Hons) Est Man


Pete has specialised in retail property since his graduation from the University of Reading in 1979.  His career started in London and following employment with several retailers and retail based agencies, he formed Downing Bentley in 1987.  Pete has worked for institutional landlords such as Blackrock, Aviva and Aberdeen Standard amongst many others and numerous retailers over his 40+ year career. Pete is also a specialist mentor for the Prince’s Trust. He has now retired from the RICS.

His children have long since departed so he has more time to indulge in his passions for travel to remote places, photography and, inevitably, the odd game of golf.

He has won a number of awards for his wildlife and landscape photography and has a website dedicated to this endeavour,

07770 923511

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Leigh Smallman

Office Manager