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Fresh challenge as Simon takes on new role at Berrys

Published February 2nd, 2016

Simon Parsons recently joined Berrys in a new role as Head of Commercial Agency. Previously Simon was Director of Parsons Estate Consultancy and was assisting BNE’s commercial agency department.

Berrys and BNE merged in July and the company now employs more than 90 members of staff across Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and Herefordshire.

Simon has worked across the UK acting for institutions, property companies, developers, occupiers and individuals. He has also worked in Sweden acting for multi-national corporations and advising foreign investors. The market was fairly buoyant at the time and the development market offered opportunities so Simon enjoyed several years working with both commercial and mixed use development projects.

“I really learnt a lot during my time in Sweden especially as a principle within the development sector. It was invaluable experience and has really helped me in my career in recent years”.

Simon’s enthusiasm for his profession and his career drives him to provide the highest quality service and this very much fits in with the culture at Berrys.

“The opportunity to assist companies in the region and across the Midlands is there but we need to differentiate ourselves from the competition. I do feel that with my knowledge of the market across the UK and contacts in the region, along with the diverse client bases within the company, we can deliver this.”

The focus for the commercial agency team and steered by Simon is two-fold, firstly to increase stock levels of offices, industrial and retail accommodation and secondly  also to work with more occupiers and provide strategic advice to assist in their business planning.

“You learn so much about general business when you speak to companies rather than only being focused on commercial property. Of course we sometimes forget that the property is merely there to facilitate the production of goods or services being offered out of the building. Company Directors want surveyors to understand their business first and we are doing that with various clients,” Simon added.

Berrys experienced commercial property team offers a comprehensive service from land acquisition on behalf of retained clients to sales and lettings. Contact Simon Parsons on 01536 213169 or email simon.parsons@berrys.uk.com.

 

 

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BSc (Hons) MRICS
Head of Commercial Agency
Tel: 01536 213169
simon.parsons@berrys.uk.com

Simon has over 18 years’ experience as a Chartered Surveyor, with a career that started in London with DTZ and took him to Europe working with international clients. He has also worked on the client side of the profession as a commercial developer.

Simon has unrivalled and diverse knowledge of commercial property across the UK and overseas. He specialises in and has advised a wide range of major corporate clients on commercial agency, acquisition, valuation and occupier solutions and works for property companies and high profile corporate occupiers alike. His niche skillset includes debt recovery solutions which he applied during the downturn in the economy.