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Brexit buy-up? Leading London independent is swallowed up by Savills

High profile and long-established estate agency is to eventually become part of Savills' brand.

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L to R: James Sparrow, Liza-Jane Kelly, Anne & Chris Currell, Daniel Parker

 

High-profile independent Currell has been bought by Savills which will be added to its existing East London office network in Islington, Shoreditch, Wapping and Canary Wharf.

Established in 1990, Currell has offices in Islington, Clerkenwell, Hackney, Hackney Wick and Victoria Park. Known for the strength of its substantial lettings, residential development business and block management business, the group also operates successful residential sales and new homes divisions, together with a general practice commercial professional department.

The offices will continue to trade for the next few months under the Currell name and branding, adding ‘part of the Savills group’; to safeguard the uninterrupted quality service levels for which both firms are known. The Currell Islington office will relocate across the road to the Savills office.

James Sparrow, CEO, Savills UK and EMEA said, “East London offers an exceptional opportunity particularly for us, as Crossrail comes on stream and the area is considered to offer relative value when it is compared to other neighbourhoods. The outstanding reputation of Currell, alongside its strong office network and client services, will provide a natural extension to our existing Islington, Shoreditch, Wapping and Canary Wharf businesses.

“We’ve admired Currell for many years. Their culture, location of their offices and market sectors in which they operate complement our existing rentals, sales and residential development businesses extremely well. This acquisition allows us to be at the forefront of the increasing interest in East London.’’

Anne and Chris Currell, joint founders added, “We are absolutely delighted to become part of the Savills group. Having built the company up over the last 28 years, we feel we are a very good cultural and strategic fit.

“Our passion and drive will now continue within Savills as we make the most of the opportunities for growth within the real estate markets in East London.”

February 14, 2019

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