GBR Phoenix Beard secures commercial property management contract for Calthorpe Estates

Independent property consultancy GBR Phoenix Beard has been appointed to manage Calthorpe Estate’s commercial property portfolio with effect from 1 February 2015.  Family-owned since 1717, the prime focus of Calthorpe Estates is the prestigious 610 hectare Calthorpe Estate in Edgbaston, which it promotes as providing the ‘best place to live and work.’

Victoria Burgin, a director at GBR Phoenix Beard, will be the client director for the firm’s work with Calthorpe Estates, supported by fellow director Catherine Gabriel and property manager/surveyor Rakesh Joshi. They will work closely with Calthorpe Estates’ team to manage the commercial customer base which makes up the firm’s commercial property portfolio.

Mark Lee, Chief Executive of Calthorpe Estates, welcomed the appointment:

“I am delighted to welcome GBR Phoenix Beard to partner with Calthorpe Estates, having known many of their people for several years. It was imperative that we found the right match for this brief, and what has impressed my team during the appointment process has been GBR Phoenix Beard’s attention to detail and willingness to go the extra distance to understand our unique business model. The synergy and shared values of our businesses have been evident throughout the appointment period.”

Simon Farrant, Managing Director of GBR Phoenix Beard added:

“This is an extremely important instruction for us and follows many months of detailed discussions with Calthorpe Estates’ management team to make sure we offer the right fit with the diverse range of stakeholders involved. We are extremely proud of our roots in Birmingham and can demonstrate detailed local knowledge of the property market in the city which will greatly benefit Calthorpe Estates’ customers.”

Victoria Burgin, Client Director for Calthorpe Estates added:

“We have been working meticulously behind the scenes to be ready to start work with Calthorpe Estates, and are looking forward to liaising closely with the customers and suppliers during this busy period.  An early priority will be to review existing systems in place for the properties in the portfolio, and build on the amazing work already happening on the Calthorpe Estate.  As part of our initial induction, we will be making arrangements to meet with customers on a regular basis to listen to their views and issues.”