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LSH director wins dealmaker of the year award


Geoff Gibson

Geoff Gibson, Head of our Leicester office and Director in our Industrial & Logistics team, has been awarded the accolade of Leicestershire’s Most Active Dealmaker of the Year in a prestigious commercial property contest.

Estates Gazette’s annual competition

Geoff was recognised by the Estates Gazette’s online service – EGi - in their annual competition for the country’s most active agents.

The Estates Gazette EGi assessment team gathered information regarding deals transacted in 2011, covering all sectors of the market including industrial, office, retail and leisure.

Ground-breaking deals recognised

Geoff, who has worked for us for 25 years, was involved in several ground-breaking deals including the 70,000 sq ft acquisition of the largest modern warehouse in Leicester for POS Direct, and an off-market letting of a 16,000 sq ft warehouse on Meridian Business Park in Leicester, acting on behalf of retained offshore clients.

Other deals included a letting of 33,000 sq ft to a substantial tenant of the former Fedex building on Meridian Business Park within days of their lease expiring, so mitigating the void holding costs to the client.

Three units totalling 55,000 sq ft at Link 7 Interlink Bardon were let at rents of up to £5.25 per sq ft, which reflects the highest level for modern warehouses of the size in the county.

LSH excels in EGi accolades

Geoff said: “The market is tough and competitive at the moment, so to get this accolade now is especially pleasing. We have a great team here who know the Leicestershire property market intimately and have the contacts and capabilities to get deals done. We also, through our network of offices nationwide, have the ability to take a national view when that is needed.”

LSH also scooped the EGi award for the Most Active Industrial Agent in the country.

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