Agency ‘coup’ transforms Plymouth commercial sector

Ashleigh Phillips, team manager at Bruton Knowles in Plymouth with new associate Mark Slade. Picture by Carl Hewlett/TWM - Thousand Word Media Ltd.

Described as the most significant shakeup in commercial property agency in Plymouth in recent years, well-known local agent Mark Slade has joined Bruton Knowles.

Mark, a former fly half and Captain of Plymouth Albion, is a leading figure in Plymouth’s close-knit commercial property circuit and brings an extensive network of business contacts as well as a wealth of new leads.

Team Manager Ashleigh Phillips said: “Mark’s appointment is a key part of our growth plans and adds a full commercial agency and brokerage service to our core strengthens, combining more than 60 years of property experience with unrivalled local market knowledge.

“Mark is a well-respected figure within the South West property sector and his appointment signals our office’s intent to grow.

“His local agency experience and well-earned reputation for delivering the very best levels of service complements the existing team well.

“Mark will be combining his all-important local knowledge with the full backing and extended reach of a trusted national brand in Bruton Knowles.”

Mark joins from Maitlands Commercial and has more than 17 years’ experience working in and around Devon and Cornwall.

He said: “It’s good to be joining a team with shared values of integrity and trust who truly believe in providing clients with the very best property advice.

“This is the right time to be joining Bruton Knowles with headline deals around the city fringes drawing attention to Plymouth as a business hub for the entire South West.”

Specialising in industrial, office, development and investment sectors, Mark believes the firm’s national presence will open up further opportunities, especially on disposals and acquisition work.

“With a network of like-minded professionals around the country, I will now be able to connect client requirements here with a far wider range of potential business partners in the South West and beyond.  This should help encourage the investment and development Plymouth has been crying out for.”