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Savills has acquired GBR Phoenix Beard, a UK-based property consultancy with offices in Birmingham, London and Leeds. The bolt-on adds around 200 professionals to Savills’ UK operations, and creates one of the largest real estate advisory firms in Birmingham and the wider Midlands region.

GBR Phoenix Beard is an independent, owner-managed business which support clients with a range of property consulting services, including commercial estate management, office and industrial agency, investment, residential management, building consultancy, lease consultancy, rating, and health and safety services. The firm works for a diverse base of clients such as M&G, Ballymore, CEG, Bruntwood, L&G and Ediston, and manages properties across the UK on behalf of retained clients including Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Standard Life Investments, Calthorpe Estates, Wesleyan and Scarborough Group.

In the year GBR Phoenix Beard turned fifty – the consultancy was founded in 1965 – the firm has decided to merge into Savills, a larger player in the UK, and internationally one of the market’s largest players – globally Savills has 30,000+ people across a network of over 700 offices. “This is a pivotal moment in GBR Phoenix Beard’s history and we are excited by the compelling proposition offered. Savills full-service business, global presence and highly developed infrastructure bring significant opportunities for staff and clients alike”, says Simon Farrant, Managing Director at GBR Phoenix Beard.

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