A leading North East full-service property firm has been announced as ‘The Most Active Agent’ in the region following an impressive year of commercial deals.

Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents was announced by Estates Gazette as the firm which completed the most commercial property deals in 2018, as well as being named as the leading retail and investment agent.

A spokesperson for EG said: “Bradley Hall continued its upward momentum of 2017 with another excellent year in the retail sector which, when combined with solid showings in industrial and investments, was enough to see it take the North East overall title for the first time.”

The figures are based on Radius Data Exchange provide a detailed breakdown of 2018’s full-year transaction volumes on both national and regional levels and across various property types. Most Active Agent is awarded to the firm which carries out the most commercial property deals.

The firm beat other local firms including Gavin Black and Partners and Naylors as well as national agents Knight Frank, Sanderson Weatherall and Cushman and Wakefield to receive the top accolade.

Group Managing Director, Neil Hart, said: “We are enormously proud of this achievement as The EG Awards are compiled only of factual data, ensuring that they are one of the most accurate and reflective accolades in the industry.

“We are now competing with, and surpassing, the national and specialist agents which operate in the region. This acknowledgement really highlights that our dynamic, passionate and dedicated team is evolving and becoming a leader in the marketplace.”

Throughout 2018 the firm completed on 377 deals including for SME’s and start-up companies, to large development sites, public sector projects and investment property.

Neil continued: “Bradley Hall is a very different business from what it once was, so we almost instantly recreated that legacy to support the growth we had planned. At a certain point ‘small’ has evolve to become ‘bigger’ to succeed – and today’s Bradley Hall has certainly achieved that, and more, in the past three years. We’ve reinvented the business and created a fantastic team which we are proud of.

“Bradley Hall is moving away from being a commercial and residential property agency to a firm which can support clients with a range of property and finance related services. We are always looking at the bigger picture and encouraging activity not just for the clients and our business, but the region’s economy.”

Nicholas Bramwell, who is a chartered surveyor at Bradley Hall, was recently was awarded Dealmaker of The Year title from EG. He said: “The recent success by the commercial property team and has been underpinned by Bradley Hall’s growing reputation and presence and we look to continue this as our market share continues to expand.

“The past year has been an exciting time for the agency team, we’ve worked on a number of projects which ultimately will shape our region and impact on its economic performance and opportunities for local people and businesses. Despite uncertainty the market is buoyant, and we are looking forward to another outstanding year.”