Naylors Chartered Surveyors has triumphed as the North East’s most active office agent in a national property competition.
The firm, based in Newcastle, was named the most active agent of 2014 in the office sector and the region’s second most active agent in the industrial sector in the contest, which is based on transaction volumes across all commercial property sectors, run by online property magazine EGi.
The results follow a recent report by Newcastle’s office agents group stating that 2014 was one of the best in the past four years for the region’s office sector, which saw just under 800,000sqft of office space being let in the out-of-town and city centre markets.
Naylors’ head of office agency Simon Taylor said: “This is the first time Naylors have taken the crown of most active office agent in the North East, which is a fantastic achievement for the team.
“We are actively working to broaden the scope of our office agency department in terms of both instructions and clients. The office sector is strengthening and we are confident of the outlook over the next 12 months in which we will be marketing a number of high profile instructions”.
The firm is currently instructed as sole agents on the forthcoming Maling Exchange development at Hoults Yard and a new 17,000sqft office refurbishment at Team Valley.
Last year Naylors disposed of a total of 1.2msqft of office and industrial space including a 46,000sqft office to AMA Group at Whitehouse Business Park in Peterlee and the acquisition of a 125,000sqft warehouse to Andrew James, which was last week crowned the Durham and Wearside Company of the Year, in Seaham.