Accent Property Management
Your Space Cambridge Apartments
Previous Chard Robinson Ventures
Encore Estate Management
Encore has been shortlisted in two categories at this year's Negotiator Awards, including Property Management Company of the Year.
The company has also made it to the last stage of the Employer of the Year category.
The Negotiator Awards 2014, organised by industry voice The Negotiator, in association with Zoopla Property Group, is billed as the leading nationwide agency awards scheme in the UK. Trophies will be presented at a glittering awards ceremony hosted by comedian, actor and host of the hit TV show Pointless, Alexander Armstrong next month.
The Negotiator says: "The 2014 entry list is the biggest in the history of the Awards and so competition is keener than ever. It is an extremely lively event, attended in 2013 by 675 guests and a superb cross-section of property professionals."
With Bill McClintock Chairman, The Property Ombudsman and Peter Bolton King, Global Residential Director, RICS, both on the judging panel, hundreds of entries have been scrutinised in order to find the nation's leading agencies.
Encore director Neil Robinson said: "It is wonderful news. This rounds off an exciting year for Encore, and it underlines all of the team's very hard work in ensuring the highest standards possible across our estate and block management operation."
The company's Recruitment and HR Officer, Nick Archer, added: "Encore has been built around the customer our good values in estate management set us apart. It's about delivering a quality service and value for money, by committed people with integrity, so it's great that this has been recognised by The Negotiator."
The company will find out whether it has won either accolade at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane on Tuesday 4 November.
Accent Property Management
In 2010, Chard Robinson Group sold its award-winning letting agency, Accent Property Management, following a deal with UK lettings specialists ‘Leaders’.
With renewed optimism and opportunity having returned to the marketplace, directors Stephen Chard and Neil Robinson decided to dedicate more time and resources to further expanding the Group in other areas, namely estate and block management company Encore property acquisition and investment vehicle Chard Robinson Property Investment. Following the sale, Stephen and Neil, along with the rest of the Chard Robinson Group team, are now focussing on those expansion plans, whilst still working closely with Accent Property Management - and Leaders - in general.
Lettings and property management in Cambridge
Accent Property Management provides a residential property management service for private individuals or consortiums as well as companies and investment funds. The target area of expertise encompasses Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and the booming ‘M11 Corridor’ from London to Cambridge, including Stansted Airport, through to Essex and Hertfordshire.
Negotiator Awards - WINNER: Independent Letting Agency of the Year 2009
WINNER: Green Champion of the Year 2009
WINNER: Independent Letting Agency of the Year 2010
WINNER: Marketing Team of the Year 2010
WINNER: Employer of the Year 2010
Your Space Cambridge Apartments
Founded in 1999 by Stephen Chard and Neil Robinson, Cambridge Apartments was the first serviced apartment provider in Cambridge and remained the market leader for over a decade, despite the industry's rapid growth and emergence of several competitors. The company specialised in luxury serviced accommodation and short-term lets in Cambridge for business and leisure visitors alike, as well as those relocating to the city. Cambridge Apartments originally opened with single units and small clusters but came to operate entire blocks of serviced apartments across multiple locations.
Successful merger and sale of shares
In 2009, Cambridge Apartments successfully merged with fellow serviced apartment provider, Your Space Apartments, to create Your Space Cambridge Apartments. This merger formed part of a planned 12-month exit strategy, with a view to the remaining directors acquiring the newly combined company. The merger of Cambridge Apartments with Your Space Apartments was successful, with no disruption to service or loss of quality standards experienced by either of the previous company's client base. Chard Robinson Group completed on the sale of shares at an optimum time in early 2010.
Chard Robinson Property Investment
In conjunction with Accent Property Management (the former residential lettings and property management arm of the group), Chard Robinson Property Investment was dedicated to the purchase, letting and management of property within the private rental sector. For 18 years, the directors developed an uncompromising service level to assist investment clients/landlords.
As UK buy to let property investments specialists, Chard Robinson Property Investment worked with clients in all aspects of property investment from an individual property appraisal to large scale property acquisition strategies and portfolio-building and analysis. Based in the University City of Cambridge (England), Chard Robinson Property Investment was an independent partnership, neither tied to nor operating as estate agents or independent financial advisors. The directors devoted impartial attention to property investment and acquisition services for clients without any conflict of interests.
Chard Robinson Design
An interior design consultancy bringing cutting edge interiors to cutting-edge properties. Chard Robinson Design created bespoke interiors to high standards and specifications, with expertise encompassing all areas of interior design; we work with many different clients across a broad spectrum of project types. These ranged from single-room colour schemes to complete refurbishment, as well as engagement at the early planning stages of new-build constructions to assist in the development and implementation of a scheme's identity.
A long-term investment vehicle for the acquisition of bluechip freehold residential developments, with sites in London, along the M11 corridor to Cambridge and throughout the East Anglia region towards Ipswich. Investment Freeholds worked closely with developers, managing agents and funders in securing freeholds. The company delivered a fair and equitable service, in terms of both management and maintaining longer-term value for leaseholders and freeholders alike.