Proptech is ‘changing the industry’, claims expanding independent as its opens new HQ

In a sign of how much tech is sweeping through the sector, re-branded Petty Real in Lancashire is about to open a new tech-enabled hub in Burnley.

A fast-expanding independent estate agency has rebranded and is moving its headquarters to a new tech-enabled hub office within Burnley, its home town.

Petty, which recently bought Cheshire firm Wright Marshall out of administration and also Burnley-based Beehive, is to become Petty Real and is moving its headquarters to a former pub in Burnley which it is currently refurbishing.

This will soon then become a new tech-enabled hub for the business.

Following the recent acquisitions and expansion, Petty Real now manages over 1,700 properties across Cheshire and Lancashire and employs 110 people, making it one of the largest independent estate agency groupings in the region.

“Burnley was has been awarded the accolade of most enterprising town in the UK as well as being identified as one of the UK’s top towns for the growth in the digital technology sector by the Financial Times and we want to play our part in that,” the company’s Commercial Director Brent Forbes (left) told local media.

“We wanted to bring the brand up to date to reflect our expansion plans and the changes we see in our industry, especially around technology, whilst making sure we maintain our great customer service ethos which has served us well for the past 90 years.”

The company has seven branches in and around Burnley plus the single branch of Beehive and now the seven branches of Wright Marshall.

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