4th March 2019
‘Position of strength’ sees Alder King top the EG South West Most Active Agent table for 18th year consecutive year
Property consultancy Alder King has retained its title as the South West’s Most Active Agent for the 18th year in succession. As well as winning the overall title, the firm also achieved ‘unassailable’ leads in the office and industrial sectors.
The annual deals competition is run by leading property publication Estates Gazette which commented: “A baby born at the start of Alder King’s winning streak would now be old enough to vote, such is the regional specialist’s position of strength. Once again it was unassailable in the office and industrial markets.”
The rankings present a comprehensive breakdown of 2018’s full-year transaction volumes across all areas of the UK and across all major use types.
Simon Price, head of agency at Alder King, commented: “Winning the overall title for the 18th time is a wonderful accolade and something no other firm in England has achieved. Despite our fantastic winning streak, we are never complacent about this competition.
“We are very grateful to all our clients who entrust us to handle their property requirements and proud of our teams for the quality of advice, property intelligence and customer service that they provide to clients.
“Last year we were involved in many of the region’s largest and most significant transactions, acting for landlords and developers as well as occupiers looking to acquire space in a highly competitive market.
“These include Bristol’s largest transaction of 2018 – UWE’s acquisition of two buildings from Hewlett Packard totalling circa 148,000 sq ft (pictured above), the pre-sale of a 180,000 sq ft manufacturing facility for Dowty Propellers on Gloucester Business Park for Arlington and over 15 disposals at the Paintworks in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, most of which were on Phase 3.
“Prospects for 2019 look very encouraging with more high profile transactions in the pipeline despite tightening supply in many locations. We look forward to building further on our market-leading position.”