A leading commercial property expert has scooped a top award – just weeks after a colleague won a similar title.
Bromwich Hardy partner James Brookes has been named Dealmaker of the Year for the West Midlands by highly-respected industry publication Estates Gazette.
The award comes after fellow Bromwich Hardy partner Andrew Cosnett was last month named Warwickshire Dealmaker of the Year and the Coventry-based company scooped the title of Warwickshire’s most active agent for the sixth year running.
James, one of the country’s leading specialists in student accommodation, said he was honoured to have won the award for the second time in three years, having previously taken the title in 2017.
“This award is recognition not just for me but for the whole team at Bromwich Hardy, which consistently proves itself to be the best in the market for delivering commercially-led results for clients across every sector.
“The West Midlands Region has an awful lot going for itself currently, with preparations for the City of Culture in Coventry in 2021 and the Commonwealth Games in the region a year later.
“Despite some of the uncertainty nationally, there is a lot of positivity floating around this region. Birmingham is currently one of the hottest regions in the country for the Private Rented Sector (PRS) and Build To Rent projects and there has been an explosion of student accommodation in Coventry and Birmingham.
“Add to that the fact that industrial and office rents across the region are at the highest we have seen for both prime and secondary stock, with investment transactions achieving ground breaking yields, and the region is in good shape.
“That being said, there is an air of caution with the current political stand off and it remains to be seen how this will impact the country and the West Midlands going forward when the situation is finalised.”
Bromwich Hardy founding partner Tom Bromwich said he was delighted with the latest award and the company’s ranking at number five in the most active agencies in the region, which cemented its position as a centre of excellence in the commercial property market.
“To win three such prestigious awards in just a matter of weeks is hugely rewarding, particularly since it provides independent confirmation of the quality of our work and the success we achieve for all our clients.”