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Expansion for Northwood franchisees

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Expansion for Northwood franchisees previous nextAgencies & PeopleExpansion for Northwood franchiseesWarminster and Glasgow acquisitions completeSheila Manchester4th May 20190558 Views Phil Gee, Managing Director of Northwood, has announced the completion of two significant acquisitions by Northwood franchisees.Phil said, “I am delighted to confirm that Martin and Fiona Bradbury of Northwood Warminster have successfully completed on the acquisition of Wilsons of Westbury, whilst Keith Robin of Northwood Glasgow has completed on the acquisition of Domino Estates Ltd.“Acquisitions are a major part of Northwood’s strategy for business growth, and we have had a huge level of engagement across the entire network with many franchisees looking to develop business growth through acquisition.“Martin and Fiona Bradbury first joined Northwood in 2004, and they have created a phenomenal business at Northwood Warminster said Phil, “They are incredibly committed and hardworking, having completed on a large acquisition two years ago, and winning the title of Estate Agency Sales South at our 2018 Annual Awards. I am delighted to report that they have now successfully completed on the acquisition of Wilsons of Westbury, which has added a further 110 managed properties to their portfolio, and means they have doubled the size of their lettings business in the past 18 months.”“Keith Robin of Northwood Glasgow has been with Northwood for over 15 years. He is a great operator, and the recent acquisition of Dominos Estates Ltd earlier this month is testimony to his professionalism and ambition. This acquisition is also Keith’s second acquisition, and has added a further 191 managed properties to his portfolio.“We wish our franchisees every success with their business development plans. Northwood, which is part of the Belvoir Group, is actively looking for owners of independent businesses who may be looking for an exit strategy, and we have a strong pipeline of acquisitions that are due to complete later this year.”Glasgow acquisitions Keith Robin Martin and Fiona Bradbury Northwood franchisees Northwood Marminster phil gee Sheila Manchester Warminster Wilsons of Westbury May 4, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Get ready for a post-election ‘turbocharged’ property market bounce

first_imgThe resounding Conservative victory over Labour and the Liberal Democrats in the General Election has been warmly welcomed by the property industry this morning, with many predicting a post-election ‘super bounce’.Economic and political uncertainty has stalked the housing market since the EU Referendum and both big data and agents on the ground have highlighted the need for greater certainty of the UK’s economic direction to persuade people to start moving home again.Prior to the election, RICS described the property market as ‘subdued’ and ‘haunted’ by a lack of clarity over Brexit.Here’s the reaction to the Conservative’s landslide victory early this morning, which we will be adding to as the comments roll in.Bounce in confidenceIain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals “Now that there has been a decisive win for the Conservatives and therefore a clear path forward has been established, I believe we will see a bounce in confidence and activity in the property market.“Many buyers and sellers have put their lives on hold waiting for an outcome to the political controversy playing out in front of us.  This has led to a severe lack of stock coming onto the market as sellers have held back. The result of the general election has finally provided the population with clarity regarding the Brexit hurdle and we will almost certainly leave the EU at the end of January, meaning we can move forward as a country and the market can settle into a new normal, which should see activity start to improve as buyers and sellers return to the market.”Reassure the property marketNick Leeming, Chairman at Jackson-Stops“Over the last few years, both buyers and sellers have done well to adjust to the ongoing uncertainty facing our country, yet we hope that today’s result will finally provide some reassurance to the property market.“Throughout the Conservative party’s campaign, they pledged their support for greater home ownership and so now is the time for them to form a Government that will deliver on this.“In the lead up to Boris being elected Prime Minister, he spoke widely about stamp duty cuts for UK residents, yet this quickly fell by the wayside as he settled in to No.10.“Our latest research found that 41% of consumers think there should be a wholesale reduction in stamp duty across all price brackets, while more than a quarter think Government should abolish stamp duty on all homes under £500,000. Just 3% felt no change was required, which highlights the need for change.”Turbocharge the marketDavid Westgate, Group Chief Executive at agency chain Andrews Property Group“The property market will be one of the main beneficiaries of Friday’s decisive General Election result.“Such a conclusive victory for Boris Johnson has the potential to turbocharge the property market and get it out of its current rut.“The certainty that comes with a five-year administration will create confidence and bring back the aspirational buyers and sellers that have been lacking since the EU Referendum result.“For three years the property market has been gripped by political uncertainty and deadlock but now it can finally move on. There’s every chance we are now at the beginning of a market cycle that may not peak until 2027 or beyond, with growth of around 4% a year.“Let’s not kid ourselves that the housing crisis will be miraculously solved overnight, because it won’t. We now need a Housing Minister with a properly costed and fully structured long-term plan that looks beyond building a certain number of homes each year.“The structural issues in the property market will still be there when the euphoria of the Conservatives has faded.”Immediate bounceSebastian Kalmar, Residential Director at estate agency KALMARs “The result of the general election and the strong Conservative position should benefit the property market, as we now look towards greater clarity regarding the UK’s departure from the European Union and less uncertainty for buyers in the market.“For many buyers, the question of Brexit has put their purchasing plans on hold, but we expect a renewed surge in people committing to homes across London in the New Year.”Pent up demandGuy Gittins, Managing Director, Chestertons“If there’s one thing that slows the property market more than anything, its uncertainty and this morning, two big uncertainties have been removed:  we will have a Conservative government for the next five years and we will be leaving the EU, with or without a deal.“We expect that the considerable pent-up buyer demand which has been waiting for Brexit clarity will now be released. Sellers will in turn be encouraged by the increase in demand and are likely to start putting their properties on the market in greater numbers and the increase in sales could see prices bounce back quite quickly.“We have already seen how quickly confidence can rebound with the pound surging to its highest level since June last year and the FTSE 250 hitting record highs, and buyers should consider acting sooner rather than later while prices are still at attractive levels compared the last market peak.”Full in-tray of decisionsRichard Donnell, Research Director at Zoopla “While voters ranked housing as the seventh most important issue for them as they went to the polls, the incoming Government faces an in-tray full of housing-related policy decisions.“The election result changes little when it comes to the fundamentals of the housing market. The challenges for housing vary across the country and there are no simple, national solutions.”Wait and seeFranz Doerr, CEO of alternative deposits platform flatfair“We ‘ll have to wait to see whether the Tories will create lifetime deposits as suggested in their manifesto.“While in practice this is a flawed idea as it does not provide a solution for the widespread issues faced between tenancies, we welcome the efforts of tackling the very real problem of hefty upfront rental costs.“The need to gather a cash deposit is an enormous barrier to renting and this won’t be avoided simply through deposit passporting.“The technology to make renting fairer for everyone is already available with platforms like flatfair which already allow tenants to rent without a deposit, whilst offering greater protection for landlords from any damages or rent arrears.”Sense of certaintyMarc von Grundherr, Director of London lettings firm Benham and Reeves“Forget political alignments for the minute, as we finally have a sense of certainty on which we can move forward as a nation, and while the curtain is far from falling on the rollercoaster that has been our European departure, we should see a fair degree of positive property market stimulation as we enter into next year.“The sluggish one percent annual rates of house price growth that have plagued the market for the last few years should now give way to a far healthier three to four percent.”Unhindered route to deliveryMichael Stone, CEO of newbuild specialist Stone Real Estate“While the Government’s track record of late has been fairly admirable with some 241,000 new homes delivered this year, there’s always room for improvement, and now the election dust has settled we should hopefully see an unhindered route to delivery and a positive impact on social housing given that it is linked via S106 agreements.“We’ve seen many big housebuilders operate on a more hands-off basis of late, largely due to a lower rate of house price growth and a fear of financial underperformance in tough market conditions.“However, the new build sector has actually been the silver bullet against Brexit uncertainty with those opting to enter the fray rewarded with consistent levels of buyer demand and buoyant sold prices to match.“With things only about to get better, the new build sector can expect a busy time over the coming year as pent up market apprehension surrounding our political landscape is relieved to a degree, and more homes are built, more homes are bought, and market sentiment receives a well-needed boost. ”Depressed primeFraser Slater, CEO of property finding agency Ludgrove Property“Now that a Conservative majority has been confirmed two of the key factors that have depressed prime London property prices and transactions over the last few years; namely Britain’s withdrawal from the EU and political uncertainty have been removed.“The third negative factor – Stamp Duty – remains a millstone but one that is not without hope. Although an increase in Stamp Duty for overseas buyers was muted in the Conservative manifesto, we are somewhat sanguine that Stamp Duty may be reduced for domestic buyers in the February Budget. After all the PM, Deputy PM and Chancellor have all been vocal about the need to slash Stamp Duty with Boris Johnson himself referring to the current level of Stamp Duty rates as ‘absurd’.”Uncertainty removedJason Risholver, CEO of developer the Heronslea Group“We are delighted that The Conservatives have won, this is the best outcome for the UK property market. All the uncertainty surrounding the market and the lack of confidence in buyers will now quickly disappear as the two reasons why we are in a challenging market – Brexit and political uncertainty have gone. We now have a clear picture and direction for our country.” Andrews Property Stone Real Estate Chesterton General Election Jackson-stops Nick Leeming 2019 Benham and Reeves David Westgate flatfair December 13, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Get ready for a post-election ‘turbocharged’ property market bounce previous nextHousing MarketGet ready for a post-election ‘turbocharged’ property market bounceEstate agents, developers and tech chiefs hail Conservative landslide as good news for housing, although many demand action on Stamp Duty.Nigel Lewis13th December 201905,374 Viewslast_img read more

Courtyard By Marriott Donates Fitness Equipment

first_imgMEDIA CONTACT:Shannon Vassar, General ManagerCourtyard By Marriott, Burlington @ Tafts Corner(802) 879-0100COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, BURLINGTON @ TAFTS CORNER DONATES FITNESS EQUIPMENTBURLINGTON, VT November 9, 2007 The Courtyard By Marriott, Burlington, @ Tafts Corners, owned by New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading third-party manager and hotel developer, has donated their former fitness equipment to the American Lung Association of Vermont on Hurricane Lane in Williston, VT. The equipment, purchased by the Courtyard By Marriott in 1999, was valued originally at $8900.The American Lung Association of Vermont Staff is sponsoring and participating in the Healthy Air” Walk. The walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 in Downtown Burlington, VT. For more information about this event please visit their website at www.lungvt.org(link is external). The American Lung Association Staff is also training for the Vermont City Marathon in May, 2008, in Downtown Burlington. The Staff is using the equipment to train and prepare for their upcoming challenges. We are so excited said Alissa Ganje, Administrative Assistant at the American Lung Association. All the other New England American Lung Association branches are envious! As a health organization committed to healthy air and improving the quality of life for those living with lung disease its important that as a staff were also taking care of ourselves. This is going to help us do that. exclaimed Danielle Pinders, Director of Development at the American Lung Association of Vermont.The Courtyard By Marriott has updated their on-site fitness room with brand new, state-of-the-art equipment for their guests use while staying at the hotel. The new equipment, consisting of two treadmills and one elliptical cross-trainer, is Life Fitness and has a modern touch, with personal viewing television screens on each unit. Guests can enjoy the full work out experience with the cold months quickly approaching. With all Marriott brand hotels being 100% non-smoking, it gives the full corporate experience of wellness on the road. Our new fitness equipment is key to enhancing the total guest experience. The Courtyards overall mission is enabling people on the road to make life better and we are excited about this addition in our amenity line-up said Shannon Vassar, General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Williston.We are happy we could be intricate in the development of the American Lung Associations Marathon team and at the same time, donate our equipment to our corporate neighbor said Sarah Howrigan, Sales Manager of the Courtyard By Marriott. The Courtyard By Marriott Staff delivered the equipment on Friday, October 26, 2007.The Courtyard By Marriott has resided at 177 Hurricane Lane for 7 years since their opening. They serve companies from Chittenden County, Addison County and incoming guests from all over the world. The Courtyard By Marriott has resided at 177 Hurricane Lane for 7 years since their opening. They serve companies from Chittenden County, Addison County and incoming guests from all over the world. They are managed by New Castle Hotels & Resorts which owns, manages and has under development 31 resorts and hotels in the United States and Canada. The hotel management company consistently ranks in the countrys top 100 hotel management and development companies in hospitality industry trade publications. New Castle celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2005. For more information on New Castle Hotels & Resorts, please contact Gerald P. Chase, president, chief operating officer, at (203) 925-8370, or visit the corporate website at www.newcastlehotels.com(link is external).###PRESS RELEASEBURLINGTON, VT Oct. 26, 2007 For more information on the Courtyard By Marriott in Williston, VT, please contact Shannon Vassar (General Manager) or Sarah Howrigan (Sales Manager) at (802) 879-0100. You may also visit the corporate website at www.burlingtoncourtyard.com(link is external).last_img read more

MLAX : Dynamic Duke attack provides steep challenge for Orange defense

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ It took three games for John Danowski to stop being ‘dumb.’ After the Duke lacrosse team limped to a 1-2 start, its head coach finally moved freshman Jordan Wolf out of the midfield and back to his normal position at attack.‘The head coach was dumb enough to play him at midfield for the first three games,’ Danowski said of himself in a phone interview. ‘While I thought on paper it was a good move, we moved him back to attack where he was more comfortable.’He can’t explain what happened next.Since his team’s third game of the season — a dismal 7-3 loss to then-unranked Pennsylvania — the Blue Devils (8-2, 2-0 ACC) have become arguably the hottest team in the country. They’ve surged to seven consecutive wins and a No. 3 national ranking behind one of the nation’s best attack units. The third highest-scoring team in the country matches up with No. 1 Syracuse’s vaunted defense Sunday at New Meadowlands Stadium as part of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic. This matchup of top-five teams has all the makings of an upset with the recent struggles endured by the Orange (7-0, 2-0 Big East).Wolf is one-third of a Duke attack unit that has already scored 14 or more goals six times this season. He and fellow freshman Christian Walsh join senior leader Zach Howell in one of the most potent and dynamic groups of this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Losing two in a row and only scoring three goals, I think everybody did a lot of soul searching — including the coaching staff,’ Danowski said. ‘And I think practice just became different. I think it became more focused.‘I can’t explain it. I wish I could.’The defending national champions were hit hard by graduation and saw more than the departures of Duke legends Ned Crotty and Max Quinzani. Sixteen seniors left the program, and as a result, three freshmen grace Danowski’s starting lineup this season.Wolf and Walsh have proved to be more than able supporters on that front line. They have combined for 29 goals and 17 assists while putting more than 72 percent of their shots on goal.Wolf, in particular, has caught the eyes of many around the nation. Danowski said Wolf is the fastest and quickest player he’s ever coached. The Syracuse defense has certainly taken notice as well.‘We didn’t hear much about him at all in the beginning, and that’s what happens when you’re a freshman until you have a breakout couple games,’ SU goaltender John Galloway said. ‘We’re going to have to look to stay top-side on him. We’re going to have to look to help John (Lade) if he needs it. He’s a very talented player.’As Galloway mentioned, it will likely be Lade who draws the assignment on Wolf. He has the task of shutting down the freshman who has tallied 15 points in his last three games alone.But he’s accustomed to the role. Each and every week this season, Lade has drawn the assignment of the best player on SU’s opponents.So far, he’s done well. But so far, he’s never faced anyone with the pace of Wolf.‘He’s one of the quickest we’ve seen,’ Syracuse long-stick midfielder Joel White said. ‘John is the best one-on-one defender I’ve ever seen. But we always know that we have his back if he happens to slip up. And the rare times that he does, we’re there for him.’Take away Duke’s two losses in February, though, and the Blue Devils lead the country in goals per game at more than 14.8. Howell’s 25 goals and Wolf’s 18 have led the way.Sunday’s matchup might be a game in which the Syracuse defense has to bail out its offense once again. It’s an offense that was held to just 10 combined goals in its last two contests.Nonetheless, Danowski doesn’t think an up-tempo game necessarily favors his high-scoring Blue Devils. He recognizes the veteran talent SU has and calls the Orange a ‘sleeping giant’ that can ‘explode’ at any time.But being able to put 15 to 20 goals on the board never hurts. And Duke is certainly capable of it.‘You don’t really look at those two slipups in the beginning of the season,’ White said. ‘You look at the games they’ve played (since then), and they’ve played very well. The film that we’ve watched, they’ve shown that they’re the best — one of the best in the country.’[email protected] Commentscenter_img Published on March 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more