Encore Estate Management’s expansion into London has been fast-tracked following the acquisition of JP Management.
The move forms part of the Cambridge-based estate and block management company’s planned growth strategy for 2010/2011.
Encore has grown rapidly since its inception four years ago; the company began life with just one employee, but quickly went on to win multiple instructions (including the prestigious Belvedere in Cambridge) from local developers and Resident Management Companies, thanks to its unique brand of estate and block management. Now with a team of 25, and recently shortlisted as finalists across several categories at the 2009 Property Management Awards (organised by leading industry magazine News on the Block), Encore’s acquisition of JP Management underlines that progression.
Retirement of the founder and owner, John Peartree, forced the sale of JP Management, which spent over a year searching for a company with the same values and attention to detail to take over its portfolio, including leasehold apartment blocks of various size and age in the City (close to Liverpool Street Station), as well as Pimlico, Bayswater and Wimbledon.
Moving into new head offices at 2 Hills Road, Cambridge earlier this year, directors Stephen Chard and Neil Robinson are delighted with Encore’s advancement.
Stephen adds: "Despite the economic downturn, Encore has had an exceptional 12 months. London, and all its potential, is very exciting for us, and we’re looking forward to bringing our fairly inimitable approach to estate management to the city’s residents."