11 Jan An amazing 2017 for the Page Hardy Harris Team and their Clients.
Left to Right: James Page, Susie Page, Hannah Taylor-Brewin, Nick Hardy (sat), Kieran Webber, Sarah Webb, Julia Hardy, Mark Harris.
2017 was a great year for PHH, with the team producing the company’s best set of results in its 15 year history!
Between the 2 offices, Bracknell and Maidenhead, the teams delivered a 30% increase in turnover on 2016. Over 115 deals were secured equating to nearly half a million sq. ft. with total instructions at an all time high.
Why such a great 2017?
Without a doubt it has been a very busy time for the Commercial property world in the Thames Valley Region. Bracknell, for example, has seen the impact of the £250m spend on the Lexicon town centre scheme come to fruition in September 2017. The trading figures for new retail development exceeded all expectations over the Christmas period and it has certainly attracted new investment not only to the town but to the surrounding areas.
Other significant examples of Thames Valley 2017 activity can be seen in Maidenhead. Town centre initiatives such as The Landing, with the revised scheme to include more residential units and a new 10 storey car park, has had a positive impact in the Commercial world. The residential/commercial Chapel Arches development, a major 3 phase project, by developer Shanly Homes’, saw the completion of phase 2 last year. This project, with completion of phase 3 in 2021, will continue to see regeneration of this Royal Borough.
But it’s not just circumstance or market forces that have delivered such a successful year for the Page Hardy Harris team. Nick Hardy, master of the understatement, says “We were rather busy”! The proactive approach, taken by all at PHH, led to the company being awarded (again!) EG’s 2017 ‘Most Active Agent in Berkshire’ and Nick Hardy being awarded (again!) ‘Most Active Dealmaker’. Nick was very clear as to the why 2017 was so successful. ”Luck? NO! Hard work and a great team? Definitely YES! “
So what can we expect from Page Hardy Harris in 2018?
Mark Harris see’s a very glowing year ahead. “There is SO much happening in the Thames Valley area. Not only are there major commercial and residential projects in the pipeline, such as The Landing’ in Maidenhead, Wokingham town centre redevelopment, and Crowthorne’s ‘Buckler’s Park’’ (to name but a few), there is a lot of exciting infrastructure on the horizon. Of course there is Cross rail, the M4 smart motorway and potential Heathrow Airport extension but it’s the associated ‘upgrades’ that come with these types of projects such as rail and bus stations. Just have a look at the plans for Slough and West Drayton. This all adds to the attraction of large corporates looking to move out of London. The office market also saw a rally in the latter stages of 2017 and this is more than likely to roll over into 2018″.
James Page is keen to point out the following “Be in no doubt, the PHH team will not be resting on their laurels or relying on market forces in 2018. Its business as usual……which means we will continue to pull out all the stops to ensure we look after our existing and potential clients”
So here’s to a successful 2018 for all! Happy New Year!