Property firm that tops the table for tenant representation revealed

Kelvin Craddock

JLL’s Birmingham team is celebrating after its tenant representation division was ranked the leading agent in Birmingham for 2022 in both the city centre and out of town markets.

The team have been ranked No. 1 in the Birmingham city centre market for three out of the last five years, having acquired more than 850,000 sq ft for clients in the city during this period.

The rankings are determined by the total sq ft transacted by a firm in any given year. In both the city centre and out of town market, JLL said it acquired more space for its clients than anyone else.

JLL acquired 22% of all space taken in the city centre last year, accounting for 36% of all represented transactions by sq ft. In the out of town market these figures were 16% and 30% respectively.

The team, which is headed by Kelvin Craddock, saw strong demand from a variety of sectors, with notable activity from the financial services sector; government departments; training and education; and also the continued expansion of flex providers. The most notable and largest deal in Birmingham last year was the Goldman Sachs move.

The JLL team first supported Goldman Sachs in 2021 as the investment bank found its first footing in the city via flex space. A year later, the JLL team secured Goldman Sachs 110,000 sq ft at One Centenary Way, which is part of MEPC’s £1.2bn Paradise Birmingham development.

Kelvin Craddock, director – tenant representation for JLL in the Midlands, said: “Topping the rankings table is always a fantastic achievement although it is those individual deals, relationships and successes for our clients that we will be most proud of when we look back on 2022. Tenants come to us because they appreciate that we know the Birmingham market inside out, and we delivered that for them.

“And as much as it’s been a great year for my team, it has been an even better year for our city. Businesses can see the huge potential for growth here and are increasingly choosing Birmingham. Goldman Sachs, coupled with the fantastically successful Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last year, will both undeniably have positive knock-on effects for years to come.”

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