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LEEDS, 16 November 2016 - Beating
off strong competition in the Leeds agency market, Richard Thornton has been
awarded Costar’s 2015 Dealmaker of the Year for his work on a string of
‘high quality deals’ which includes one of the largest lettings this year, the
prelet to PWC at Central Square as well as deals at No 1 Whitehall Riverside in
Leeds city centre.
According to CoStar’s latest league tables, the Office
Agency team was also ranked the most active in
Leeds city centre. From July 2014 – June 2015, they handled nearly 700,000 sq
ft of instructions and leased almost 270,000 sq ft of space.
Jeff Pearey, Lead
Director – North East at JLL, said: “In a competitive occupational market it’s a notable
achievement to maintain our market leading position. Congratulations to Richard
in particular on his dealmaker of the year award which was voted for by his
“During the judging period, the team has
been involved in all four significant pre-lets in Leeds city centre – the only
agents to achieve this accolade. It’s been
another strong year for the team and we are rightly proud our hard work has
helped us achieve a premier position yet again.
Leeds office market has performed strongly in the third
quarter of the year with the latest figures showing that occupier take-up reached
112,103 sq ft in Leeds city centre over 36 deals. Q3 activity in the
out-of-town market reached 72,314 sq ft over 21 deals compared with just 35,305
sq ft over the same period last year.
to date city centre take-up stands at 412,918 sq ft while 169,551 sq ft has
been transacted in the out-of-town market. The Leeds office agency team
anticipates that the final full year city centre total will be in the region of
575,000 – 600,000 sq ft approximately 25% above the five year running average.
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