NORTH EAST PROPERTY AGENT RESTRUCTURES FOR REGIONAL GROWTH
Bradley Hall- North East Property Agent
Leading North East independent chartered surveyor and estate agent Bradley Hall has restructured its management team to better manage its regional expansion programme – opening new branches, developing new markets and creating new jobs.
Director Neil Hart becomes managing director while Peter Bartley assumes the role of operations director of this growing firm, which now has operations in Newcastle city centre, Gosforth, Durham and Alnwick, employing 30 staff.
Neil Hart, 35, who has been with the firm since 2000, was one of the youngest surveyors in the country when he was recognised as a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) in 2014.
Fellow director Peter Bartley, 45, who joined the firm more than 20 years ago, continues his regional commercial role in addition to taking full responsibility and overview of the growing residential side of the business.
In its 25th year as an estate agent and almost 30 as a chartered surveying firm, Bradley Hall is enjoying annual turnover of around £1.5m and is seeing further growth from its expanding network of branches. In addition, the firm is managing almost 600 residential and commercial properties for clients along with a rising rent roll of almost £5m per annum.
Plans are well underway for Bradley Hall to open its 4th residential branch in Newcastle city centre, along with plans to expand the current commercial head office in Grey Street. A few months ago the firm opened a residential branch in Alnwick to meet the growing demand in central and northern Northumberland.
Bradley Hall’s founder, Graham Hall, remains within the firm but in a new role, as non-executive chairman. Other directors on the board with Neil and Peter are Geoff Davis, finance director, and Richard Rafique, who have now become shareholders in the firm.
Graham Hall said: “From a traditional chartered surveying practice, Bradley Hall has emerged over the years and developed into a full service property agency, the leading independent firm in the North East. I am delighted to hand over the reins to a young, ambitious management team determined to continue our growth.
“I have been lucky to work with some great clients and professional business friends over the decades and hope to maintain some of these relationships in my new, advisory role.”
Neil Hart explained: “Bradley Hall goes from strength to strength. Commercial property remains the bedrock of our business but residential, under the strong leadership of Peter Bartley, is set to make a stronger contribution as we raise our profile and activity across the North East.
“We now find ourselves in the unique position where all the directors of Bradley Hall are owner-shareholders in the business. We know from experience that our clients like working with decision makers.”
Today Bradley Hall’s clients include an extensive private client list along with Newcastle and Durham Universities, Allied Irish Bank, Barclays Bank, Helios PLC, Tarmac, Co-op Food, Arch Northumberland, Ramside Estates, Pulman VW, and HMC Group together with many of the high street lenders.
Bradley Hall offers a full range of property services including valuation, commercial and residential agency, property management, business sales and disposals, acquisitions, rating appeals and town planning.
For more information on Bradley Hall’s commercial and residential services, please visit www.bradleyhall.co.uk or call one of our regional offices.