Benchmark International has advised on the transaction between chartered surveyors, Dunlop Heywood, and estate agents, The Leaders Romans Group.
Dunlop Heywood is a chartered surveying practice specialising in rating consultancy and property management with offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Belfast. Clients include Asda, Doncaster Rovers, Bradford City, Travis Perkins, Leeds Bradford and Dublin airports, and charities.
It is a renowned property consultancy that was established by founding partner Stuart Hicks in 2008, but the origins of the business can be traced back to 1832.
Leaders Romans Group is one of the UK’s largest property services groups following the merger of Leaders, Romans and Boyer in 2016 and is backed by leading private equity firm, Bowmark Capital. Starting in residential sales and lettings, the company has since expanded to offer a whole host of property services from planning to financial services and corporate property management. The company has 160 branches across the country and employs over 2,100 people.
Post-sale, Stuart and the senior team will remain with the business, which will continue to trade as Dunlop Heywood.
The senior teams at Leaders Romans Group and Dunlop Heywood are now working on an investment and development plan, which will ensure that Dunlop Heywood maintains its position as the leading business rates consultancy in the UK.READ MORE >>