ARNOLDS KEYS RUNAWAY LEADERS OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DEAL RANKINGS FOR 2021
Independent Norfolk-based property services firm Arnolds Keys has been named the county’s top commercial property deal-maker by leading industry publication EG (Estates Gazette), whose leaderboard shows that the firm has closed deals on more commercial buildings than its next-placed rival, by an impressive 50%.
The EG leaderboard records that so far in 2021, Arnolds Keys has acted on 38 transactions totalling 222,232 sq ft, some 80,000 sq ft ahead of its nearest rival, Eddisons.
The figures were revealed by the EG Radius On-Demand rankings, which provides a snapshot view of the latest commercial property deals and which agents are landing them across the UK.
The survey shows that Arnolds Keys’ largest deal so far this year was the disposal of 91,681 sq ft of warehousing at the Shipdham Airfield Industrial Estate.
Arnolds Keys managing partner Guy Gowing, who heads up the firm’s commercial property team, commented, “This is the most accurate and up-to-date barometer of commercial property deals in the UK, and we are delighted, but not surprised, to be heading the list for Norfolk, by some margin.
“The outstanding team at Arnolds Keys has gone the extra mile during challenging times. 2021 has proven to be a busy year for commercial property deals, particularly in the industrial and warehousing sector, and this bodes well for the county’s economic recovery from the Covid pandemic. Increased commercial property deal activity invariably means more economic activity and the creation of more jobs – which can only be good news for Norfolk.
“Norfolk’s time has certainly arrived. Whilst for many years we have looked enviably down the A11 to Cambridge, there is now considerable investment in the area by both existing companies and new arrivals to capitalise on the positive attributes of the area, such as enhanced connections by road, rail, air and sea, open space and low density of development compared to the home counties, the skilled pool of employees, and the availability of land and buildings for employment and housing.”