Foxtons says it bought rival agency because of its le…

Foxtons says the explanation behind its buy of rival London agency Douglas & Gordon was to get its lettings guide.

The deal, for some £14.25m, will see each Foxtons and D&G function within the capital below their current manufacturers. 

Foxtons says: “Having been established in 1958, Douglas & Gordon is a top quality London property agent with a well-respected model and huge lettings enterprise delivering round 65 per cent of [its] complete revenues from 2,900 tenancies. The administrators imagine that D&G will match nicely with Foxtons’ current enterprise mannequin resulting from its excessive degree of customer support and compliance, robust payment integrity, well-established landlord relationships and related customer-focused and results-based tradition.”

This deal follows final 12 months’s acquisition of smaller operators London Stone, Pillars Estates and Aston Rowe.

In its most up-to-date assertion to shareholders previous to the D&G acquisition, Foxtons dedicated to construct is lettings armoury by means of takeovers.

Foxtons CEO Nic Budden feedback: “Douglas & Gordon is a enterprise we have now lengthy admired and revered. Like us, it is a enterprise with intimate information of the London market and a tradition constructed round delivering outcomes for patrons making it a wonderful strategic match.”

Foxtons is to launch its 2020 efficiency figures every week at this time, and given the poor exhibiting of the London gross sales market through the pandemic, the lettings facet of the enterprise is anticipated to dominate.

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