TESTIMONIALS

 

We believe that dedication to achieving our client’s objectives helps build lasting relationships. This ethos is paramount to our role as property advisors.

 

Here is what some of our clients have said…

 

"Kenyon International Emergency Services is the world’s leader in providing crisis management services. The Company provides Disaster Recovery Services globally and act for government bodies in major incidents, including, in recent years, The Australian Government following the Asian Tsunami, the Governor of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, for the UN in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, and for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower Fire.

 

Kenyon engaged Damian Comerford of Comerford Real Estate to provide commercial property advice following the expiry of their lease at their UK headquarters in Bracknell. Following an agreed property brief, Damian advised on several alternatives to meet the Company’s requirements and ultimately negotiated the terms of a new lease at the Western Centre, Bracknell, a 19,500sq ft office and warehouse building, which will provide accommodation to meet the Company’s needs for the future.

 

Conor Prendergast, Chief Operating Officer of Kenyon says; "We were very fortunate to have Damian as a key resource in this project. His extensive knowledge of the commercial property world, market conditions, lease considerations, and the related regulatory framework allowed him to thoroughly test our own assessment of what we needed and for us to make the right informed choices. He is a very easy personable individual, responds very quickly and is readily available and doesn’t waste your time. He works hard for the client and gives excellent guidance and support throughout. He carries our highest recommendation for expertise in this field. "

Kenyon International Emergency Services

"In the complex world of property leases I have only used the best over the last 18 years to guide me, so that my businesses get the best possible deal. Damian Comerford is a true professional and has helped me acquire new buildings, renegotiated inflated landlord rent increase demands and has always been on hand to advise when property issues arise. Damian has unrivalled local knowledge and expertise, is thorough in his approach and understands what I have needed, and above all, has delivered.

 

If you need a real expert to help and guide you through the property maze for your business I have no hesitation in recommending Damian Comerford.

 

Even though my own businesses have taken me to the USA and Far East now, Damian Comerford is still in my contacts list in case I need to start something again in the UK. When it comes to sorting out commercial property issues, Damian is my first call."

 

STEVE WEEDON
CEO
Discover Imaging Products Ltd

"Damian Comerford is definitely someone you want on your team if you’re entering into any kind of commercial property transaction. Damian has negotiated several deals for Langland, including the acquisition of our current offices, and I have always found him to be very professional, straightforward and easy to deal with.

 

His no-nonsense approach is refreshing; he doesn’t waste your time and if he feels something is not in your best interests, he’ll advise you to walk away. In my experience, Damian’s fee is nothing compared to the amount of money he has saved us through skilled negotiation. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services."

 

JOANNA CHIN
Owner and Chief Operating Officer
Langland

 

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"I have relied on Damian's advice and expertise in two companies with very different commercial property needs. For the Newspaper Licensing Agency, Damian has enabled us to successfully negotiate an attractive lease renewal for our Tunbridge Wells office and fulfilled a difficult search brief to find a new London office in an excellent location on attractive commercial terms.

 

I have had no hesitation in recommending him to a number of business contacts."

 

DAVID PUGH
Managing Director
NLA

"Damian Comerford was highly recommended to me and I have been recommending him on ever since to associates looking for office premises. He was a tremendous help in finding and selecting our current premises and then in conducting the exceptionally difficult and complex ensuing negotiations with the landlord. He was thoroughly professional throughout, keeping me fully up to date at all times, and a pleasure to work with."

 

SARAH FAULDER
Chief Executive
Publishers Licensing Society

"My company is a long established family owned property investment company founded in 1917. The company owns a mixed portfolio of commercial and residential properties spread throughout the UK. We have been involved with a number of commercial property developments in the Reading and Wokingham area and Damian has always given us first class agency advice and achieved satisfactory sales and lettings on our behalf. These include two newly built industrial developments in Reading and Wokingham and also a self contained office building in Wokingham adjacent to the St Anne's Manor Hotel.

 

Damian has also offered advice on lease re-structuring and rent reviews as and when the need has arisen.

 

He has also been able to offer my company off-the-cuff advice on potential investment properties in the Thames Valley.

 

Accordingly, Damian would always be my first port of call for industrial and office properties in his part of the world. My colleagues and I wish him every success in his new business.

 

NIGEL J ANDERTON
Managing Director
The District Estates Limited

"The charity has employed Damian Comerford for about fifteen years on two multi-million pound deals; one that took about five years to bring to fruition and the other three and a half. His most recent achievement is negotiating a most satisfactory the lease for our new offices. I can therefore say, without fear of contradiction, that he has always understood exactly what we have been striving to achieve and has always delivered exactly what the Trustees have needed. His knowledge of the property market is unrivalled and, if anyone is about to enter a property deal and needs an expert, Damian is the man and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him."  

 

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"Comerford Real Estate helped NLA media access with 2 different office accommodation challenges in 2015. In Tunbridge Wells, our landlords – and several others in the town – announced their intention to convert our building to residential use; which meant that choices were limited. Following a successful search, Damian negotiated a great space that not only kept the business in the centre of the town, but also improved on car parking and proximity to transport links.

 

In London, having negotiated a great deal for us in 2010, when the market favoured tenants we faced an office renewal in a rising market with short supply of suitable accommodation for a business of our size. Once again, Damian came through by negotiating a renewal on fair terms that keeps us in a convenient and practical location"

 

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