In a transformational year for the business, during which it executed a number of new client initiatives and put together some of the major deals across Yorkshire, LSH’s proactive approach to client service has changed perceptions among its clients and peers.
Fending off stiff competition from Knight Frank and JLL to pick up the coveted award at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, the judging panel praised the firm’s full client service offering and was particularly impressed with how it had turned itself around following its acquisition by Countrywide in 2013, citing it to have ‘real forward momentum’.
During the year, LSH’s Yorkshire team was involved in a variety of major projects, including the acquisition of the Former Tetley Brewery Site in Leeds, the disposal of Phoenix House in Leeds, the sale of Ventana House in Sheffield and the development of the Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield.
In February 2016, it also launched its Northern Powerhouse Office Districts App, which provides an unparalleled, comprehensive and granular analysis of the region’s office market, enabling occupiers, developers and investors looking for opportunities in the region to make informed, intelligent and accurate property decisions.
The Variety Yorkshire Property Awards, now in its 19th year, is among the most prestigious in the calendar for the region’s property industry.
Matthew Scrimshaw, Head of the North Region at LSH, said: "This has been a transformational year for LSH’s Yorkshire business. Having the backing of Executive Board to deliver progressive client initiatives, specifically in relation to our work with the Northern Powerhouse, has made a significant difference to our client service offering. To receive acknowledgement from our clients and peers is also extremely gratifying and testament to the team’s hard work.
Scrimshaw continued: “We are now in a strong position to accelerate our growth even further; we have a great team in place, our solutions are receiving industry recognition, and our clients are second to none. We will be working hard to retain the title next year!”