GPP's offer goes international
The German commercial properties network German Property Partners (GPP) has entered cooperation agreements with the British real estate specialists Carter Jonas and the Dutch real estate consultants Van Gool Elburg. GPP’s customers will in future benefit from international marketing opportunities and the new partners’ familiarity with the relevant industries.
By taking this step, German Property Partners, who already successfully cover the top 7 locations in Germany, propose to offer their local expertise in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. “The cooperation agreements with Carter Jonas and Van Gool Elburg are an important milestone on this road”, GPP’s spokesperson Guido Nabben explains. “In the medium term we intend to further reinforce our international market position and give our customers access to the most important European markets.”
In the UK, the owner-run estate agency business Carter Jonas, with its headquarters in London, offers a wide range of property services in the sectors commercial (investments, letting, corporate mandate), project development, residential, and farms, land and estates. In 2017, the British real estate journal Property Week awarded Carter Jonas 12th place among the 40 major real estate consultants in the UK. Some 800 employees at 38 offices in England, Scotland and Wales serve and advise private property owners, wealthy customers, international corporations and institutional investors.
“For overseas investors, the UK is often the first port of call in Europe – not least because of the language and the similar cultural environment. We now offer these investors access to the important and highly stable German market”, Carter Jonas’ CEO Mark Granger comments. “Our market position and also our mindset and business models as an owner-run business fit together well.”
The real estate consultant Van Gool Elburg from Amsterdam, likewise an owner-managed business, looks back on four decades of experience in the commercial property market. The team consists of a staff of 12 who advise organizations, companies and (institutional) investors on buying and selling, letting and renting, and developing commercial buildings. In its annual rankings, the specialist journal PropertyNL regularly places Van Gool Elburg among the leading independent real estate agencies in the Dutch commercial property market.
“We already entered a strategic alliance with Carter Jonas in 2016. In German Property Partners we are now pleased to have found a cooperation partner whose local expertise and reliable performance we can draw on in Germany. Many of our customers are interested in commercial property and projects in Germany because of the geographic proximity”, says Ron van den Berge, one of the partners in Van Gool Elburg. “We intend to make use of the international environment of the real estate exhibition MIPIM in Cannes in order to focus our customer approach.”
Photo caption: Ron van den Berge, partner of Van Gool Elburg, GPP spokesperson Guido Nabben, Mark Granger, CEO of Carter Jonas, and GPP partner Theodor J. Greif (f.l.t.r.) look forward to their cooperation and focus on their joint sales approach in the international field of MIPIM.
Image source: German Property Partners (GPP)
About Carter Jonas
Carter Jonas LLP is a leading UK property consultancy, renowned for the quality of its service and expertise of its people. With a network of 38 offices and over 800 people across England, Scotland and Wales, Carter Jonas helps its clients sell, let, manage and add value to their properties. The firm works across various sectors including residential, farms and estates, development land, offices, industrial and retail buildings.
About Van Gool Elburg
Van Gool Elburg Vastgoedspecialisten is an independent real estate consultant with four decades of experience in the commercial segment of the property market. The company specializes in advising companies, institutions and (institutional) investors on buying and selling, letting and renting, and developing commercial buildings. The starting point is a customer-oriented approach to consultancy in which Van Gool Elburg develops tailor-made solutions on the basis of a thorough analysis of each particular property requirement or investment strategy.