Estate agency hails ‘transformational’ year following major acquisitions


The Property Franchise Group says its has undergone a transformative year thanks to two major deals. .

The UK’s largest property franchisor held its AGM on Friday, at which Paul Latham, non-executive chairman, made a statement.

The company has recently completed a merger with the Belvoir Group and the purchase of The Guild of Property Professionals and Fine & Country making it one of the largest estate agent groups in the UK.

Latham said: “The first five months of 2024 have been transformational for the group, with the completion of two significant transactions.

“As reported at the results in April, 2024 started with good momentum and that has continued to build. Our longstanding businesses have traded in line with our growth objectives. Notably, their lettings’ revenues have continued to grow at similar rates to last year and the sales-agreed pipeline at 30 April 2024 was 20% up on the same period in 2023, signalling a much stronger sales market so far in 2024.

“We now have one of the most experienced management teams in the sector with a broad set of complementary skills and an unrivalled expertise in both franchising and licensing. This extensive experience will help us to both integrate and leverage our breadth of capabilities to enhance revenues across the businesses.

“We are cognisant of the pending general election which may impact the sales market’s recovery over the summer as well as some broader headwinds. Notwithstanding these uncertainties, we are confident of driving our organic growth, delivering the expected synergies from our recent acquisitions and developing new additional revenue streams. For these reasons, the Board looks to the future with confidence and excitement about the further value we can deliver for all stakeholders from our increased scale and ongoing ambition.”

It was also announced on Friday that David Raggett, chief financial officer, will be leaving TPFG next year.

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