New firm enters the top ten
22 MAY 2010
LEEDS AGENT LEAGUE TABLE "NEW FIRM ENTERS THE TOP TEN"
A bold decision to branch out on their own at the height of the recession has paid dividends for three agents. Fledgling firm WSB has stormed into the top 10 in our agents' league after just one year in business (see feature, p116).
Securing one of the biggest deals of the year to Yorkshire Water helped the firm to the number five spot, with CBRE retaining its crown as number 1. Interestingly the amount of space CBRE transacted in the year to 31 March was up on last year by around 31,000 sq ft although overall in the table the number of deals and space transacted was down.
It was also a successful 12 months for Carter Towler, which climbed four places in the table to the number four slot.
But, for every gain, there are losers, and this year that seems to be Jones Lang LaSalle, which has slipped four places down the table to number seven. Other fallers include BNP Paribas RE, which dropped two places, and Lambert Smith Hampton which also dropped two.
The table covers Leed City Centre for the period 1 April 2009 to 31 of March. Both sales and lettings are included (but not investment sales). The table refers to agents acting for the lessor/vendor, not the lessee/purchaser. Joint agency deals are related to both agents.