Franklin Reids Property the Liverpool based property sales, letting and management agents have been appointed as the new agents for Signature Living’s residential property portfolios in Liverpool.
The deal will see Franklin Reids firstly appointed as block managing agent for Signature Living’s West Africa House residential development in the city centre. This will be the first of what will be a series of arrangements across its residential portfolio.
Signature Living is the latest high profile client to hire the Liverpool city centre based property company which was set up in 2016 by former JLL surveyor Natalie Ormrod. The Liverpool born entrepreneur founded the company after seeing a niche in the property market for a different professional approach to commercial property clients needs that was being under serviced by existing agents in the city.
Ormrod has over 10 years of experience in the residential and commercial property sectors managing residential sales and letting, client portfolios, investment properties and block management. Since graduating from Liverpool John Moores University as a surveyor, she has worked for a number of property companies including JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle). During her time at JLL amongst many other roles she was responsible for valuations on land and property developments for several of the UK’s biggest house builders covering the entire North West from Cumbria to Lancashire, Cheshire and North Wales.
Ormrod has also worked for a number of London based and overseas property investors who are now pro actively investing in Liverpool and the North West’s booming residential and commercial property sectors.
Commenting on the new appointment Franklin Reids Managing Director Natalie Ormrod said;
“We are absolutely delighted to be working with Lawrence and Katie Kenwright and Signature Living on their residential property portfolio. Signature Living is one of Liverpool’s phenomenal success stories and is fast becoming one of the leading property developers and operators in the city and the North West. Liverpool is an exciting and vibrant city for UK and overseas property investors which has benefited from an immense transformation of inward investment, job creation and a booming business sector.”
“This not only provides a buoyant residential market but also provides above average yields and returns for investors. Both Lawrence, Katie and Signature Living were pioneers in foreseeing the phenomenal growth curve of residential property in the city and are now leading the way in providing unique high quality residential development schemes.”
Franklin Reids specialises in both residential and commercial property portfolios across Liverpool, Merseyside, Chester, Cheshire and the North West and manages a number of diverse property portfolios. The company also works with a number of UK and foreign investors looking to develop their property portfolios with single and multiple site acquisitions as well entire block developments and off plan schemes.
Signature Living, which was founded by Chairman Lawrence Kenwright and his wife Katie, is one of the leading developers of residential apartments and houses across Liverpool and the North West. The company’s growth strategy over the next 5 years will see its residential portfolio development grow to 1600 apartments and 400 houses with a number of schemes in Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Cardiff.
The Liverpool based company is also one of the fastest growing independent hotel developers and operators managing a £250 million pound hotel portfolio. Currently it operates the renowned Liverpool FC themed Shankly Hotel, 30 St James Street and The Arthouse in Liverpool amongst others, as well as the recently opened £42m Exchange hotel in Cardiff.
Signature Living has also committed and funding to invest a further £300m on hotel developments for 2018/2019. Amongst those projects that are under way include the £13m development of the Everton FC themed Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool. The hotel will be located alongside Signature’s Shankly hotel on Victoria street in the city centre. Both the Dixie Dean and the Shankly are part of wider plans to earmark the area as a designated football fanzone with a tree lined boulevard and statues of the great footballers and managers of both football clubs. Signature is also developing four hotel projects in Belfast including the £15m George Best hotel in Belfast which celebrates the iconic footballers sporting legacy. The three other developments in the city include the £25m development of the old Crumlin Road Courthouse and the £12m and £9m developments of the Harris and Wareing Hotels.
Chairman Lawrence Kenwright said;
“We are very pleased to be working with Natalie and Franklin Reids to manage our residential property portfolios in Liverpool. Natalie has a wealth of property knowledge and expertise in this field and will bring a very professional approach in dealing with both investors and tenants in our developments .”