Eccord Announces New Block Management Client & Spear’s 500 Listing
As we approach the end of 2018 we are very pleased to launch our new website, www.eccord.com, which outlines our services and showcases some of the beautiful properties we have acquired and managed for clients.
Earlier this month we were delighted to feature in Spear’s Magazine’s influential Spear’s 500 Index as one of their Top Recommended Buying Advisors and Property Managers. I was also asked by Spear’s Magazine to write a column for them regarding the new breed of buying agents and I have enclosed the link below.
In addition, we can formally announce that our block management team has been appointed by leading property developer Lodha UK to handle the building management administration of their Lincoln Square residential development in the West End.
We wish you all an enjoyable run-up to the festive period. It will be business as usual for the Eccord team so if you would like to discuss any property matters please do get in touch.
We are delighted to launch our new website
You can find it at www.eccord.com. The new site gives clients a clear overview of our services, covering both the acquisition and management of luxury property in central London. Every photo featured on our site is a property we have acquired or managed, and we have included numerous case studies. We hope you like it!
Eccord listed as one of the Top Recommended Buying Advisors and Property Managers by Spear’s Magazine’s influential Spear’s 500 Index
The prestigious Spear’s 500 index is compiled following detailed research on the best private client advisors in the industry across wealth management, art, law and property. We are honoured to be recognised by such a trusted guide to the top private client advisors, wealth managers and HNW service providers.
Jo Eccles’ column for Spear’s Magazine: The New Breed of Buying Agent
A market in transition means changing roles for buying agents, says Jo Eccles:
“…The profile of those taking a stake in the London property market has changed significantly, too, with our client profiles becoming much more complex, including high profile media and sports personalities, company CEOs, entrepreneurs and, at the ultra-high end, family offices.
Of course, we are still expected to know the price per square foot in London, which sides of the best squares are tube-affected, and every off-market property opportunity out there. But our super prime clients now need us to be more akin to asset managers. When making decisions, they require teams of experts to help them manage one-off large transactions, or much more complex family portfolio decisions…
…For example, one British family office who engaged us three years ago had amassed an impressive portfolio of 35 properties in London, each ranging from £4 million to £80 million, acquired over a ten year period through a small trusted independent buying agent. However, they found that they had outgrown the boutique firm’s capabilities. They needed a bigger team, with wider expertise to help them maximise their returns. It’s one thing to go on an acquisition spree, but another to ensure that those purchases perform as a good investment…”
You can read the full article at https://www.spearswms.com/new-breed-buying-agent/
Eccord’s Block Management team appointed by leading developer Lodha UK to handle the management of their new prime West End development, Lincoln Square.
Eccord has been appointed by leading property developer Lodha UK to handle the building management administration of their Lincoln Square residential development in the West End. The PLP-designed building consists of 221 apartments with 17,000 square feet of amenity space including a swimming pool, spa, gym, private club and library, a 24-person private cinema room, private dining room, snooker room and children’s play area.
Our Block Management team has extensive experience of managing period and new build properties, and we currently represent resident management companies, freeholders, investor landlords and developers for over 800 units.
For residents, we recognise the importance of having a professionally run and maintained building, both for your own enjoyment when living in the property and equally to maximise the value when you come to rent out or sell.
For developers, we understand the reputational importance of setting realistic service charges before the marketing phase and ensuring smooth handovers on completion and building long-term relationships with residents.
If you would like to discuss the management of your building, please contact our Head of Block Management, Stephen Britton on: +44 (0) 20 7244 4480 or Stephen.email@example.com