We’re over the moon to see our property consultant and leasing agent Connect Property North East (CPNE) celebrating its first year of trading by scooping a prestigious industry award for the most active industrial agent across the region.

The award, presented by national industry publication Estates Gazette, recognises the practice achieving the largest number of transactions across the region in a 12 month period. First place was share jointly with an international practice.

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Tim Carter, Director of CPNE said: “This is testament to the 12 months of hard work that we have put into getting this new practice up and running and we are extremely proud of this achievement, and we would like to thank all of our clients for supporting us and helping to make this possible.”

The award represents a diverse and varied specification of buildings with over 70 individual transactions over the course of the year. The award is a further accolade for Tim Carter who, in 2013, was named the Estates Gazette most active deal maker for the whole of the North East.

We’re not surprised to learn of this fantastic accolade – having witnessed the hard work and enthusiasm shown for our own award-winning office and industrial space available in Darlington.

Jonathan Simpson, fellow Director and Co-Owner, added: “2015 saw a significant level of take-up of industrial and warehouse space across a huge range of varying size and age of building.

“Over the last 12 months we have seen how the strong occupational market in the North East continues to fuel and drive the investment market across the region. Rental growth in the sector has continued to rise, triggering significant investment, with the A1 corridor continuing to be the region’s top performing area.  The end of last year saw Darlington’s biggest industrial letting for a number of years, comprising of 25,000 sq ft to JLM Foods at the award-winning Lingfield Point. 

Congratulations CPNE – we’re proud to be associated with you and long may it continue!

For more information on CPNE or want to get in touch with our award-winning leasing team,

contact Tim Carter for our range of office space or Jonathan Simpson for our industrial space on 01642 602001.





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