Three well-known city property faces have joined forces to launch the first niche commercial property agency to form in the Midlands since the recession.
City agents James Darby and Chris Keye have joined forces with well known property mogul Graham Darby to launch Darby Keye Property.
The firm has offices in Birmingham and Coleshill and will focus on the regional logistics and distribution, manufacturing and office markets – with all instructions handled personally by the co-directors.
Mr Darby and Mr Keye leave behind successful careers at Colliers International and GBR Phoenix Beard respectively.
Mr Darby has recently completed a number of high profile transactions including the letting of a 128,000 sq ft warehouse at Hams Hall to a third party logistics operator working within the automotive supply chain.
He said: “I am thrilled to be working alongside these two dynamic surveyors and look forward to bringing together our immense industry relationships for the benefit our clients both regionally and nationally.”
Mr Keye has worked on a series of multi let and large scale manufacturing facilities in the region, and was a Birmingham Young Professional 2013 finalist.
Their clients include IM Properties, St Modwen, M7 Real Estate & Anglesea Capital.
He said: “We are very excited at the prospect of being able to combine our collective expertise and intimate regional market knowledge to deliver a personal, best in class service for our clients. Our energy and commitment to maximising value for our clients will set us apart. “
Mr Darby established GR Darby over 35 years ago and has since been very active across the Birmingham and North Warwickshire property markets.