Strategic acquisition for growing Harrogate property consultancy

Pictured are Tom Snook, Pantera Property; and Peter Sawyer, Jordan Property Matters

Harrogate and London-based Pantera Property, which specialises in property asset valuations and sales, has bolstered its South East operations with the acquisition of Essex property agency Jordans Property Matters.

Pantera, a fast-growing family property business run by siblings Tom, Harriet and Gabriella Snook, was founded in 2016, initially providing property services to insolvency practitioners.

The now 13-strong firm has continued to expand its scope and services to encompass national property sales, secured lending valuations, portfolio management and security services for a wider range of clients, launching a London office in 2017.

“We have established a great reputation for discreet, pragmatic valuation and marketing services for a wide range of residential and commercial property, and originally we attracted most of our business from insolvency practitioners dealing with bankruptcy, insolvency and Law of Property Act situations,” said managing director Tom Snook.

“Now we’re increasingly assisting lenders with securities and investors in valuing non-standard assets. We are also marketing complex portfolios for clients, including rental investment property and assets.”

The acquisition of long-established Chelmsford-based commercial and residential agency Jordans Property Matters will see Pantera boost its office in the capital, from where it already generates a significant proportion of its southern work.

“We are currently seeing a 50-50 north-south split in our workload, with a noticeable uptick in new business and instructions coming from London and the South East,” said Mr Snook.

He added: “Jordans founder Peter Sawyer has been in business in East London and Essex for more than 30 years. The firm will be a great strategic fit for us, bringing a raft of new clients which we will largely service in London.”

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