Prominent Bristol property agent launches independent consultancy

Philip Morton

One of the most prominent property agents in Bristol, Philip Morton, has launched a niche independent consultancy.

Morton Property Consultants is a commercial property consultancy providing advice predominately on office agency, both transactional and advisory.

The new firm’s services cover office relocation services, workplace strategy, lease advisory, disposal, development, refurbishment, investment and portfolio services.

Philip has over 25 years’ experience in the South West property industry, most recently at CBRE, where he was a senior director, heading up the agency and development teams in Bristol.

Having qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1994, he has established a strong reputation for his agency experience, having worked for international property consultants in London such as Cushman & Wakefield, before moving to Bristol. He was head of office agency at Chesterton and DTZ in Bristol before joining CBRE.

During his career, he has advised a significant number of institutional funds, developers, property companies and private individuals, as well as a wide range of occupiers, including those in the technology, media and telecom and creative sectors.

He has worked on some of the most high-profile office schemes in Bristol, with his market experience enabling him to develop in-depth market knowledge and a diverse network of trusted industry contacts.

Phil Morton explains: “I saw a real opportunity in the market for a niche office specialist, so I decided to launch a new consultancy to meet that demand. We are keen to support all those involved in the workplace from start-ups and scale-ups to more established firms looking to relocate or become more efficient by adopting a modern way of working.

“We can offer bespoke, impartial advice gained from many years of experience at a senior level, combined with a friendly, personal service. When critical decisions need to be made to ensure the company business plan is aligned to the property strategy, or an investment purchase or sale is carried out, it is so important that businesses have on board a trusted consultant offering an in-depth knowledge of the local marketplace.”

Philip advised developer Commercial Estates Group (CEG) on the design and marketing of Aspire, one of Bristol’s most significant speculative office schemes, as well as advising on the masterplan for and letting of Bristol & Bath Science Park. He also advised PwC on the relocation of its Bristol offices from Clifton to the city centre.