North East's most active agent
At the end of last week our agency team was named the most active commercial property agent in the North East by Estates Gazette.
In the past year, our agency teams have let or sold a total of over 2.5 million sq ft of commercial, retail and industrial space across the region.
We were awarded the title, which is widely regarded as one of the top accolades for real estate agents, for transactions completed between January 1 and December 31, 2015.
Our head of commercial agency, Robert Patterson, said: "To win this award confirms our passion for serving clients and delivering results. We are delighted that our expertise has been acknowledged by this leading industry award after another strong year for the commercial market.
"Our skill, local knowledge and full service agency offer means we are best placed to advise across several sectors. The North East agency teams are entirely focused on securing the best deals for our clients and we are delighted to be recognised for that commitment once again."
Our office team has been particularly active, with Robert and his team concluding several large deals including high profile relocations such as Greggs' move to its new premises at Quorum Business Park in September 2015, taking 30,715 sq ft Grade A office space. Later in the year we also arranged the letting of 30,000 sq ft to Ubisoft on behalf of Partnership House landlord Carillion Energy Services.
We have also managed to secure significant industrial lettings, including a 60,000 sq ft letting at Bentall Business Park in Washington on behalf of landlord Industrious, which completed in August 2015, and a 50,000 sq ft deal in Cathedral Park at Belmont Industrial Estate in April 2015 on behalf of an institutional fund.
In retail, highlights included twenty seven Money Shop disposals, five instructions for national affordable gym chain PureGym, including one at St James Boulevard in Newcastle, as well as recently being appointed at joint agents for Viking Shopping Centre which comprises 74 shops, with seven shops currently available to let.