Estate agent leases office space on Colmore Row

Hortons’ Estate, a property company has finalised a deal with John Shepherd, enhancing the estate agent’s presence at The Grand in Birmingham city centre.

John Shepherd has leased a first-floor office suite at Imperial and Whitehall, a Grade II* listed building on Colmore Row.

The new office space will house John Shepherd’s property management, tenancy, and compliance teams, complementing their existing ground-floor premises at The Grand, where their city centre sales and lettings branch has been located since 2016.

The company anticipates up to 40 staff members will be based across both locations.

Imperial and Whitehall, originally built by Isaac Horton in the 1870s, is still owned and managed by Hortons’ Estate. The building features sixteen premium office suites, with only a few still available for lease.

Nina Meeks of Hortons’ Estate, said: “We’re very pleased to have facilitated John Shepherd’s expansion at Colmore Row. The company is a long-standing tenant of ours, with strong local roots and an established high street operation. It is committed to Birmingham city centre and supportive of the local business community, and we hope it continues to thrive in its new office suite at Imperial and Whitehall.”

Richard Crathorne, chief executive of John Shepherd, said: “Taking on this additional space at Imperial and Whitehall marks a significant step in John Shepherd’s regional expansion after nearly 10 years on Colmore Row. Our new office space on the first floor allows us to develop and expand our specialist property management team and further elevate the service we provide to our growing client base.

“We’re excited to be part of the vibrant Colmore Row business district and contribute to the city’s ongoing success. Nina and the Hortons team have been exceptional and supported us all the way, providing the flexibility we needed as we develop and grow the business. Our Birmingham office is the main hub and supports all the high street branches across the West Midlands and East Midlands. This move reflects our commitment to growth across the region, following our recent acquisitions of Centrick’s sales and lettings business and Tassi Sales and Lettings in Nottingham.”

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