Director of Development (North) 2008-2020 (retired) – The Guinness Partnership
“I worked in partnership with Dandor in my role as Director of Development (North) for the Guinness Partnership from 2017 until my retirement in July 2020. During this period, Dandor introduced many opportunities to us, across the North of England, to help meet our acquisition targets. The largest of these was a c1000 home site in central Leeds – Points Cross, which Guinness was eventually successful in acquiring. This major regeneration project is now on site with completions commencing in 2023.
I consider Dandor to be unique amongst South East based Land Agents in their willingness to hunt down opportunities in the North and across the UK. They have an exceptional network of contacts (regularly supplying opportunities for Guinness across England) and once the brief is clear, will generate a high volume of credible options for consideration. They understand how Housing Associations operate and work with energy and tenacity to help their clients meet their objectives.
Their service is responsive and fair, and once an opportunity is identified as suitable, they leave no stone unturned in their efforts to make it happen. The pre-purchase negotiation phase on Points Cross in Leeds was particularly challenging and Dandor supported us all the way, going to extraordinary lengths to help us achieve a successful outcome. ”
Director – SGJ Limited Land Promotions
“We had our first dealings with Dandor Properties in 2019 whilst trying to find a buyer for a 6 acre housing site in Kent. We had a number of potential buyers but were finding it difficult to close a suitable deal.
Dandor Properties contacted us and delivered to us a large Housing Association client of theirs who successfully purchased the site. At all times Dandor was an excellent agency and kept us fully informed of their client’s requests, acting as go between with their client. They were always available and chased every query until resolved.
We have since continued to work with Dandor and explore further development opportunities, which we would be happy to do in partnership with them.”
Chief Executive – X1 Developments Limited
“Dandor Properties was introduced to my company by a third party who we had instructed regarding the sale of a complex development site we owned in Leeds which we were securing planning permission for 5 buildings comprising of over 900 apartments with associated car parking, commercial space and public realm. Dandor managed to agree a sale with a blue chip purchaser and then worked tirelessly with both myself, my senior management team and with our solicitors to finalise and complete a deal within a tight time frame we had set for the transaction.
I was greatly impressed with Dandors measured approach. They managed the transaction for both parties extremely well and I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending Dandor to any company involved in any property related transaction.”
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