It's very difficult for any agent to be truly effective without local knowledge, a good reputation and a proven track record. Without these fundamental qualities we simply wouldn't have been able to assemble this development site on Ilderton Road in Bermondsey.
A chance meeting one morning with a client of ours alerted us not only to his proposed purchase of an industrial site within the Old Kent Road regeneration area, but also of his unsuccessful attempts at brokering a deal with the adjoining landowner. Half of the site wouldn't work, and so the acquisition of the neighbouring property was critical for our client in order to achieve planning permission. Several other agents had been scorned by the seller, but being a prominent local landlord, we've known him for years.
Whilst well aware that our approach was on behalf of the same potential buyer, our track record and long-standing relationship with the seller ensured that he took us seriously. We quickly agreed a deal that worked well for both parties, and planning permission was granted for the construction of 48 apartments and c.5,000 sqft of commercial space.
Our reach and reputation are such that there aren't many buyers or sellers of commercial, development and investment properties across South London and North Kent that we haven't met in the last 20 years. This serves us well, and enables us to make a difference where others simply can't.