Somerford Real Estate expands its London team and purchases Great James Street for leading client.
- Somerford Real Estate expands its London team with the appointment of Nick Willson as Director of London office.
- The joining forces of Willson and Somerford follows purchase of Great James Street at the end of last year for £2.4 million.
LONDON, JANUARY 15, 2021 – Somerford Real Estate Limited, a boutique real estate practise and consultancy focussed on the central London market, today announced that Nick Willson has joined the company as Director of the London office.
Nick has more than 15 years experience in the commercial property sector, including Edward Symmons, Stretton’s and Farebrother and most recently at his own consultancy Willson Associates. Serving many clients, from property companies and funds to private individuals, Nick has developed unrivalled knowledge of London’s City Fringe, Midtown and South Bank markets.
In December, at the end of a turbulent year for London’s commercial real estate sector, Willson Associates and Somerford Real Estate jointly purchased the freehold of Great James Street Chambers on behalf of GFZ Investment for £2.4 million. Brett Sullings of Sterling Ackroyd acted for the owner occupier counterparty: Great James Street Chambers.
The building, a Georgian grade II listed shared barrister’s chambers, represents 4,000 square foot of prime, commercial real estate in the City of London. The property has been purchased unconditionally for redevelopment into a single dwelling, subject to planning permission.
Nick Willson comments: “I am delighted to join Will and Andrew at Somerford Real Estate to consolidate the successes in recent years I look forward to further developing the team’s expertise with a particular focus on commercial clients in the central London market.”
Somerford Real Estate was established in 2016 by Will Wynn-Williams and Andrew Riley, who have more than 50 years combined experience from some of the UK’s leading real estate agencies and investment businesses, including Strutt & Parker, Michael Elliott, Franc Warwick and BCM.
Will and Andrew have worked closely together for many years and through their entrepreneurial approach, have created a niche real estate practise and advisory firm that provides well researched and explained investment and development opportunities based on rigorous analysis.
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