Director Group are not a brokerage or transaction based company. We do not charge a fee related to a real estate transaction and are not rewarded by landlords or developers.
It is our independence, that enables us to focus on our client’s needs and sometimes that means not doing a deal at all, if it is not in their interests.
We provide a market-wide review of available real estate to ensure our clients are offered every single on, and even off, market opportunity – regardless of who is ‘commissioned’ to represent the landlord.
As former in-house directors and advisers to some of the world’s leading companies, we understand the importance of real estate partner relationships. However, we work with brokers and agents on behalf of our occupiers, not their landlords.
- Site acquisition support and client representation
- Lead negotiations, lease terms and incentives
- Procure and manage professional and brokerage fees
- Instruct and liaise with client in-house or external legal teams
- Alignment of transaction timing to support an estate and business strategy
- Rating and service charge cost and value appraisals
- Site search and selection exercises through to transaction management
- Acquisition management
- Disposal management
- Lease renewals and renegotiations and re-gearing exercises
Biomedical HQ and Production Site Relocation
A biomedical client based in mainland Europe has operations and services around the globe. The UK headquarters building which is combined with their main production, sales and support facilities learnt that their landlord would not renew their lease at expiry.
The senior management team took advice from their property agent and received limited visibility to available sites and faced relocating the operation to an unsuitable property solution.
As part of the Global HQ approval process, we were asked to check the outcomes from the original agent’s property search. We were able to show an additional 12 options, previously unseen, and were instructed to draw up a short list that fitted the site selection criteria and location strategy we had helped to draft. Within 5 weeks from initial contact, we were instructed to agree final heads of terms on the selected location and solicitors were instructed.
Director Group continues to support the client through the design and procurement of the workplace which includes highly technical production space, state of the art laboratory and production clean environments together with traditional office and customer demonstration environments.