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Testimonials

Testimonials

We know that at the centre of every project is a commitment to meet the client’s requirements as effectively and efficiently as possible, and the feedback from clients reflects this core aspect of our approach and why they choose to work with us. We are grateful for them going to the effort of putting pen to paper (or finger to keyboard!) and hope the sample below will provide an insight into how we work and what we help them achieve.

5 star rated firm

We also work with a third party independent feedback provider – to ensure we remain focused on what is important to clients, who rate us as 5 out of 5. Click here to see what people have to say and how we have achieved this coveted independent rating.

October 2018
Fiona Brownfoot
Recently our final year Real Estate students were fortunate to enjoy a lecture by Fiona Brownfoot on valuing retail units. The lecture was engaging and informative and clearly demonstrated Fiona's extensive market and valuation knowledge. The students learned a lot from it. Thank you Fiona!
Professor Sarah Sayce, University of Reading
October 2018
Fiona Brownfoot
What a fabulous speaker Fiona is. The presentation was content rich on all things retail property related - delivered with wit and professionalism - just what is needed early in the morning! Looking forward to a follow up sometime in the future.
Sue Reeves, Business Biscotti
September 2018
Hicks Baker
We have just completed the sale of our office building in Reading, the final piece of the jigsaw on our deal and I think it was a great piece of agency work in a hard market. The deal was not straightforward but I think that your ability to find the right purchaser and at a price that was above our expectations is a testament of the work you have put in.

I just wanted to thank you and your team on a great job both in terms of this transaction but also for the work you have done over the years on our properties in Theale.

Tom Gormley, Director - Asset Management, Private Property Company
June 2018
Stephen Head
Hicks Baker have been a first class highly professional, knowledgeable and effective partner for Make-A-Wish UK. We owe a huge amount to Steve Head and the team for the success of our whole relocation project. From the initial advice and guidance to execution of both the relocation and disposal of our offices, Hicks Baker always listened, fully understood and appreciated our organisational needs. We welcomed their challenges, their advice and their insight and as well as their professional skill and expertise. Hicks Baker also have a first rate network of partners who all contributed to supporting the charity through this significant milestone in our organisations history. We could not recommend Hicks Baker more highly… thank you Steve and all the team, a great job very well done.
Mark Curtin, Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK
April 2018
Stephen Head
Thanks for all your support with this transaction. We have ended up with a great building, in the right location and with plenty of room for expansion – relative to a number of other buildings we considered. Your assistance in negotiating the lease was fundamental and we really appreciate your experience and persistence on a number of the finer points.
Iqbal Dhanji, The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre Plc
January 2018
Business
I appreciate your efforts in taking over the management in recent months and achieving a remarkable ‘double’ by way of an improvement in estate services and a reduction in cost.
Alan Bate, Real Estate Associates PLC
January 2017
James Moore & Stephen Head
I am very happy that DataCore chose Hicks Baker to find a new building for us to grow into. Their work in identifying the right choice of building by location, size, cost, and of course parking space was excellent. Our main aim was to reduce the time and effort we would need to put into finding a new building, as well as getting expertise on unfamiliar areas, and choosing the right building for the right fit at the right price. I know it was not an easy one to find something that was functionally right for our Support operation, needing an IT Data Centre equipped area, as well as the customer facing Sales & Training requirement. But to your credit you gave me choice of locations, fitted buildings, empty buildings, new builds, old builds, refurbished, being refurbished, and helped us quickly to identify the ones that met our needs, organised well coordinated visits that minimized our time and effort, and followed up for repeat visits and negotiations on the ones we were interested in. We were kept informed at all times with good communication and updates, and the format the information was delivered back to us made it easy to see the differences between each option. Thank you James and Steve for your understanding, empathy and commitment to how we wanted to work.
DataCore

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