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L to R: Chris Whitaker, Ian Wilson and Merolyn Whitaker


The Plymouth branch of Martin & Co. has grown by more than a quarter after acquiring a local independent agent.

Managing Directors, Chris and Merolyn Whitaker acquired 200 properties from Sams Accommodation in the Devonport city, along with three staff.

Chris, who purchased the Plymouth franchise four years ago, said, “This is our fourth acquisition and each one is super exciting and brings its own challenges and opportunities.

“The owners of Sams felt we were a good match and believed we could continue to develop positive relationships with their landlords of the past 35 years.”

The Sams acquisition takes Martin & Co Plymouth’s managed portfolio to almost 1,000 properties, one of the largest single office portfolios in the Group.

Ian Wilson, Chief Executive of The Property Franchise Group, added, “This couple have taken the Plymouth lettings market by storm since they cold started their agency. In a classic twin-pronged attack, they have grown organically and made a series of tactically adept acquisitions.”

March 10, 2020

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