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New city centre headquarters for expanding property firm

A leading North East property consultancy has moved to a central office location as it continues to expand.

George F. White’s commercial and development team has relocated to Dean Street, in central Newcastle.

The move follows the strong growth experienced by the firm since it arrived in the city almost five years ago.

In the last 18 months, the commercial and development team has grown significantly, broadened its specialist service offerings, and enjoyed a 30 per cent increase in revenue.

With larger demand for services from Newcastle- based clients, and a greater need for a bigger space and better resources, the new office marks a key milestone for the consultancy’s city-based workforce.

Richard Garland, partner at George F. White and head of commercial and development [pictured, left], says: “The office move is a pivotal moment for the Newcastle team as we continue to adapt to market changes and capitalise on new opportunity.

“We offer a very specialist and focused service, which gives us a unique market position as we’re able to join up expertise from across our team.

“That gives us a service offering wider than most national firms, but the flexibility of a regional, client- focused partnership.

“The sweet spot for us is being able to offer the full spectrum of our services.

“A prime example is purchase of commercial properties for clients.

“Our valuation and building surveying teams carry out initial due diligence, with planning and architectural teams offering redevelopment advice.

“Our in-house EPC and capital tax allowances teams allow clients to benefit from full spectrum services in one place.”

Richard adds: “While technical specialisms and attention to detail are our forte, we pride ourselves on

getting the right deal too.
“We work hard, deliver what clients want, and enjoy

doing it in the process.
“We’re an increasingly strong, close-knit team,

which, coupled with our collective experience and expertise, will ensure we continue to grow, adding to our headcount as we do.”

George F. White offers a wide range of specialist commercial and development services, including building surveying, real estate taxation, valuation and full spectrum planning architecture and development advice.

It is currently acting for a wide variety of clients that include Teesside International Airport and Adderstone Group.

The Newcastle office is also the headquarters of the business’ residential property management team.

Robyn Peat, managing partner of the consultancy, added: “The commercial and development team has done phenomenally well in the last five years, which have included having to navigate one of the biggest property market shocks the world has experienced with COVID-19.

“The growing team, increase in clients and move to a bigger office signifies our reputation as the region’s most trusted adviser when it comes to all property- related matters.

“Whether it’s residential, rural or commercial and development, we have the expertise to support and guide clients, offering the agility and customer care approach that large national firms simply cannot.

“The commercial team plays a huge role in George F. White’s overall growth and expansion plans.

“And I’m looking forward to seeing what is in store as Richard continues to lead from the front, carving out a unique market space for our commercial and development services.”

George F.White
For more information about George F. White’s commercial and development team, visit