When you think about engaging a 180 year old company to find you the perfect office or warehouse in the Reading area, there is only one name you can turn to. Haslams.
Established in 1838 Haslams is one of the oldest independent commercial property agents in the UK and has breadth of knowledge and experience that is unrivalled.
Neil Seager, partner as Haslams, says that being fully independent allows the company to offer a full range of services to suit the client.
“Clients know we put them first. They come to us because they can have peace of mind knowing we offer the right solution for them, whether they want property valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals, business rates appeals or building surveys.”
“Our commercial property portfolio is spread throughout the Thames Valley across Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire with offices, industrial property and commercial properties in areas of Reading, Bracknell, Basingstoke, Maidenhead, “Slough, High Wycombe, Wokingham, Aldermaston and Theale.”
The Reading market for commercial property and particular warehousing for e-tailers is very buoyant.
‘”Land in Short Supply”
“At the present time there is strong demand and limited supply in the industrial market. We are involved with a number of new build schemes in the region which will fortunately start to plug the gap such 135 TLP, Connect Bracknell, Island Road, Suttons Business Park and Trade City Reading” Neil says.
Despite this, even if all of the above are developed in 2018 it is unlikely that they will be available until early 2019.
“Whilst in the short to medium term this is good news the concern is the next round of new development. It is expected that demand in this sector is only going to increase over the next 12 months, largely influenced by the increasing pressure on ‘e-tailers’ and retailers to provide faster, more efficient delivery options to customers, which is seen as a key factor in ensuring the longevity of these companies’ survival.”
Land is in short supply and the reality is that any new schemes after this first round of development will need to be built on green field land in the same way that this has helped with the housing crisis”
Haslams are still growing their own consultancy business, having recently recruited Harry Bevins MRICS.
Harry has joined from Reading firm, Hicks Baker and will operate alongside the members of the Commercial Agency and Development department.
With the commercial property market looking healthy in terms of demand and Haslams showing confidence in their own ability to service clients by increasing the number of experience staff, it looks as though they are setting themselves up for the to have a great 200 year anniversary in 2038!