18 March 2016, Carter Jonas, the UK property consultancy, and Van Gool Elburg, a leading independent commercial property agency in the Netherlands, have formed a strategic alliance, as both firms aim to expand their cross-border capabilities.
With over four decades of experience in the commercial property market, Van Gool Elburg advises public and private sector clients including Credit Suisse Asset Management Immobilien, Gazprom and KPMG. Carter Jonas has a long standing expertise in commercial property with a number of offices across the UK. Its team work with institutional, national and international clients including, U+i Group (formerly Development Securities), ARM Holdings and Goodman.
Mark Granger, Chief Executive of Carter Jonas, said:
“This new alliance is consistent with our strategy to enhance our network of expertise in core locations in the UK and Continental Europe. Van Gool Elburg’s extensive commercial property experience, together with its client-oriented approach to its services reflects that of the Carter Jonas team.
“Segro’s recent portfolio acquisition of three logistics buildings in the Netherlands is demonstrative of the continued interest from UK investors in the commercial property market of mainland Europe. Together with Van Gool Elburg, we ensure that we are strategically positioned to benefit from such opportunities flowing between the two markets.”
Job Neijzen, partner at Van Gool Elburg, said:
“For some time now we have been looking to align ourselves with a partner in the UK. We are proud that we have been able to come to a strategic alliance with Carter Jonas, who share the same values and standards as our company.
“Joining forces with Carter Jonas will enhance our ability to support UK based, and other international, clients, particularly given the continued interest shown by UK investors into the Dutch market.”