Hunters Property Group, the 105-branch national estate and lettings agents has today announced a merger with Hunters Group Limited, based in the West Midlands.
The two businesses will combine to become one of the top brands across the UK, conducting around 10,000 sales and lettings transactions annually.
Both businesses were established over 20 years ago amidst the early 1990’s recession but have thrived and become leaders in their respective markets.
Kevin Hollinrake, managing director and co-founder of Hunters Property Group and John Ozwell, founder and Chairman of Hunters Group Limited released a joint statement.
“We are delighted to be able to unify the Hunters name under a single business.
“We have been friends and admirers of each other’s businesses for many years and are very excited about the potential that Hunters has to become a huge brand in estate agency across the UK”.
“As we continue to grow our company, this is an important strategic merger that is designed to complement our existing network.
“Hunters Group Limited bring a wealth of experience and diverse specialisms and will reinforce our strength across the Midlands housing market, adding to the branches we already have in Harborne and Stourbridge.
“The investment into Hunters Group Limited marks the latest effort to boost Hunters coverage and success in the residential market, both across the Midlands and nationwide”.
John Ozwell added:
“Both Hunters brands have been expanding and getting stronger over the years and it was becoming clear that our marketing areas were increasingly getting closer.
“Kevin and I share the same company ethos and mission which is to provide a first class customer focused service and a powerful marketing presence within our areas of operation.
“It seems quite natural therefore, for us to combine brands and work together to create the best independent estate agency network across the UK.”
Hunters Property Group has a hugely talented team with enviable technology, marketing and training infrastructure that is geared up to support new branches and its network growth.
Hunters are also expanding their independently owned franchised branches which are run by business owners who are experts in their own local area and providing customers with real value.
The expanded network will now have 112 branches and Hunters are expected to have over 140 offices by the end of the year with a plan for further growth to around 500 offices in five years’ time.