DHP expand into new offices after stellar year

(l-r) Mike Dove, Jonathan Phillips, Sarah-Jayne Lishman, Mike Haigh, Julie Gordon and Simon Dove outside their new offices.

Leeds-based commercial property agency Dove Haigh Phillips (DHP) has moved into new premises in the heart of the city’s professional quarter.

The leading Yorkshire consultancy has expanded into offices overlooking Park Square at 11 Park Square East.

The move comes on the back of an excellent year in which DHP have picked up a raft of new property mandates, as well as continuing to advise major Yorkshire property companies and developers such as Caddick Developments, Keyland Developments, Tritax Symmetry, Panattoni, Opus North and Marrtree.

Partner and Co-founder Mike Haigh commented: “Our move, some 13 years after we launched, is a sound indication of the progress we’ve made. The past year has been an excellent one for us. We have enhanced our reputation as one of the leading Yorkshire property consultancies in challenging political and economic circumstances.

“Despite the uncertainty of Brexit, we were able to get a number of significant commercial deals over the line in Yorkshire and further afield. Now Brexit is sorted, we have every confidence that the commercial property market in Yorkshire will flourish.

“Due to our involvement in a number of high-profile schemes and development sites in the region, we are well placed to provide accurate investment advice on the sectors we operate in,” he added.

Mr Haigh explained: “We have also become more involved in the sale of residential development land in Yorkshire, which remains strong, despite Brexit. There is a pent-up demand for new homes in Yorkshire and we are working with land owners and housebuilders to provide new sites.”

At the same time, the consultancy is working on a number of prestigious projects such as the regeneration of Park Valley Mills in Huddersfield and Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, the sale of the iconic Zachariah Hinchliffe’s Dobroyd Mill in Huddersfield; Trinity Business Park in Wakefield; and the marketing of over 800,000 sq ft of speculatively built industrial property.

Mike Dove, Partner and Co-founder of DHP, commented: “These are exciting instructions, which demonstrate that there is a great deal of activity and optimism in the commercial property market across the UK.”

“This has been an excellent year so far for DHP – and we remain very optimistic for the future. There is a real appetite for development in West Yorkshire in particular and we are in constant contact with companies who want quality new premises in the region.

Mr Dove added that the valuations department of DHP was going from strength, undertaking valuation and appraisal work for a range of clients, notably banks, corporate organisations and private high net worth individuals, including Lloyds, Santander, Yorkshire Bank and Handelsbanken.