Johnson Fellows buys London retail agent

By Paul Norman - Monday, September 04, 2017 13:40

Johnson Fellows has bought niche London retail agent TPF Retail, taking a base in the capital for the time in its 33-year history.

Johnson said the move provides the platform for the firm to embark on further expansion across London and the wider south east region.

With the addition of TPF’s office in Queen Anne Street, it means Johnson Fellows now has offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Nick Wint, partner at Johnson Fellows, said: “This is a very exciting day in the history of Johnson Fellows, as we gain a foothold in London for the first time. TPF Retail is a niche retail consultancy owned and managed by the well known and respected Gerard Finn and Mark Tindale, who will become partners of Johnson Fellows and head up the new office.

“This is a hugely important move and signifies the beginning of a new and exciting era for the business.

“A lot of our clients are based in London, so having an office local to them means business can be carried out more smoothly and communication lines will be greatly improved.

“It’s another milestone in our journey to become a truly national consultancy, and from here we can charge full steam ahead with the plans to expand across the entire south east region.”

The acquisition will also provide the opportunity to appoint more people into the business, as Johnson Fellows’ team continues to grow, the company said.

TPF Retail offers services including retail agency, landlord and tenant, investment and asset management.

Gerard Finn qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1979, going on to become head of retail professional services and partner at Healey & Baker Cushman & Wakefield.

Mark Tindale qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1986 and worked for Lambert Smith Hampton before setting up his own business. TPF Retail was established in 2002.

Gerard Finn said: “This represents an unmissable opportunity for us to merge our business into such a prestigious practice. We are excited and looking forward to working to make a huge success of it.”

Johnson Fellows Chartered Surveyors is a commercial property agency established in 1984. The practice encompasses several specialist departments and acts for a variety of clients including retailers, investors, developers, financiers and occupiers of commercial property.

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