Hamptons International has today announced that it has acquired Humphreys Skitt & Co, a estate agency operating in the South East London markets of Blackheath and Greenwich.
The acquisition covers both Humphreys Skitt & Co’s offices in Blackheath and Greenwich and includes the sales, property management and land and new homes divisions of the business. Hamptons International has already started recruitment to establish a new lettings operation which will strengthen the existing services currently offered by the Humphreys Skitt & Co team.
The acquisition forms a key part of Hamptons International’s strategic plan to expand its UK network, which currently includes 73 branches across London and the South of the UK.
The company will now trade under the name Humphreys Skitt & Co in Association with Hamptons International.
Commenting on the acquisition, Marc Goldberg, Head of Sales at Hamptons International, said: “We are extremely excited about welcoming the Humphreys Skitt & Co team to the Hamptons International fold. South East London, particularly around Greenwich and Blackheath, has been on our radar for quite some time and the Humphreys Skitt & Co business ethos and strategy is much aligned to our own. A presence in Blackheath, Greenwich and their surrounding areas firmly strengthens our South East London network, linking our Canary Wharf and Dulwich branches and our nine offices located in the South East region outside of London. Today’s announcement marks our second acquisition of the year and a further step in our plans for expansion this year and over the coming years. We look forward to introducing ourselves to the local community in Blackheath and Greenwich in due course.”
Mark Maynard, Director at Humphreys Skitt & Co, added: “The team at Humphreys Skitt & Co is thrilled to be included under the Hamptons International umbrella. The retention of the firms long established name acknowledges our place as part of the fabric of the local areas that we know so well .The opportunity to be a part of a larger company like Hamptons International offers our staff and our clients a wealth of opportunity and additional benefits. We believe this will place us in a unique position locally combining, our local knowledge and reputation with Hamptons International’s formidable market reach. We look forward to a smooth transition phase and will be delighted to introduce some new faces from Hamptons International to the local community in the very near future.”
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