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Centrick Launches Professional Services Division

Property specialist Centrick has today announced the launch of a new valuation and professional services division designed to give even greater industry leading support to its residential and building and estate management clients.

The new Centrick Valuation & Professional Services division will support local and national clients alike from its Birmingham headquarters. It will join the Group’s existing property valuation team, which already offers formal RICS ‘Red Book’ valuations and reinstatement cost assessments, with new in-house building surveying capabilities, aligning with the company’s ambition to have a fully integrated property business.

It will complement the efforts of Centrick’s Residential and Building & Estate Management team in executing major works projects and delivering a best-in-class service to clients. The new division’s services will also include compliance.

Centrick managing director Phil Johns said:

“Centrick Valuation & Professional Services will see another step change to our already high service levels and ensure an industry leading approach to building issues, proactively diagnosing problems more effectively and minimising any disruption residents experience with building fabric problems.

“Establishing a multi-faceted professional services offering has always been a strategic pillar in the long-term considered growth of Centrick and I’m excited to see that ambition come to fruition. Our goal has always been to support our clients with turnkey property solutions and being able to offer building surveyor services in addition to valuation as part of the new Centrick Valuation & Professional Services division will provide real added value for our property teams to ensure we are maintaining the homes of our customers to the highest standards.”

The division builds on Centrick’s expertise and significant growth in its valuations department. In the past three years the valuations team has grown by 150%, and coverage has been extended across the West Midlands and East Midlands. It has secured significant panel appointments and has seen a 200% increase in valuations monthly.

Centrick founder James Ackrill said its expertise in residential property has been the focus of its service and strategic growth plans. When Centrick acquired the brand and assets of Andrew Grant Commercial in 2020 it was primarily for its valuation capability.

“Centrick has always been a residential property expert. This new division provides us with a major opportunity to focus primarily on delivering residential and professional property services,” he said.

In order to sustain this focus, Centrick is selling the retail arm of its commercial agency business to long-term peers Siddall-Jones. Also based in Birmingham, and led by founder Ed Siddall-Jones, the company is an established, very successful and well-respected operator within the commercial property field.

James added:

“The Centrick retail agency team will be transferring to Siddall-Jones which means all of our retail agency clients will experience a smooth transition and no loss of service, while working with the people that they have come to know and trust.”

Ed Siddall-Jones, managing director of Birmingham-based Siddall-Jones, said:

“I am of course thrilled to be welcoming such a high quality, experienced team of property professionals from Centrick.

“This is just the latest stage in our growth, and further enhances our offering to landlords both regionally and nationally, ranging from independents to major property businesses.”

About Centrick

Centrick prides itself on being a company of knowledgeable industry experts with a joined-up approach to all aspects of residential and commercial property. Innovation is at the heart of everything it does, helping it to adapt to the ever-changing market. This is all underpinned with a strong ethical code of trust and family values, where the team works as one to deliver exceptional service.

Specialists across both residential and commercial property sectors, Centrick is forward-thinking and agile; always looking for new ways to work flexibly to meet the needs of its clients, using its strength and depth, across the property sector. By investing in talent, leading the way on industry practices, developing its technology and systems, it delivers an outstanding service to clients. Providing services across the UK, with offices in Birmingham, Solihull, Nottingham, Southampton and London, Centrick’s services include:

Residential sales

Residential lettings

New homes

Build to Rent – BTR, Student & SFH

Asset Management

Insolvency

Estate Management

Commercial sales and lettings

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