Christie + Co, the leading specialist property advisor, is today celebrating the 80th anniversary of the company’s formation by George Christie, James Owen and Nick Davies in Baker Street, London, in May 1935. Over the last 80 years the company, which now operates out of 16 UK and 14 international offices, has worked on many landmark projects for countless leading companies on a wide range of groundbreaking deals in business properties and portfolios.
David Rugg, Chairman of Christie + Co said: “I am incredibly proud of the work Christie + Co have done over the past 80 years, particularly in adhering to our founders’ simple ethos of promoting our clients’ interests first and foremost. We have shown adaptability in the face of changing market cycles and identified and reacted to gaps in the market, for example founding our own finance and insurance associate companies at a time when intermediary provision in our specialist sectors of any quality was virtually non-existent. Through Group acquisitions, we have made stock auditing and inventory solutions available to our clients. We have a fantastic heritage and the future looks exciting, both by broadening our reach and extending our services. We have just launched our Asia desk and created our first presence in Sweden. Best of all, we retain a ‘family’ feel.”
Chris Day, Managing Director of Christie + Co comments: “The property market has changed dramatically and external factors such as the availability and cost of finance and the emergence of private equity and opportunity funds as key players in all our markets has led to continuing development of our range of services. We continue to see new independent entrants in our markets, many focusing on lifestyle purchases in pubs and restaurants, hotels and convenience retail. An ageing population and increasing demand on care and medical services have also affected the care sectors in which we work. Our employees ensure our clients are core to all our services and they are key to our business, often building long and trusted relationships with our clients that can last decades.”