17 April 2015
SOUTH BANK’S USP GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Union Street Partner's first anniversary is celebrated with appointments, new headquarters and instructions

Vincent Cheung has been appointed as Partner by the firm and will join from Kalmars, the specialist South London property advisors, in May bringing with him almost ten years of experience of the South Bank market.    

The appointment coincides with the arrival of Simon Smith and Rupert Cowling from CBRE’s central London agency team, who have a combined experience of over forty years working in the South Bank market.  

Joining as Partners, both Smith & Cowling will be in situ when the firm relocates to new offices at One America Street, SE1, from Monday 20th April 2015. Union Street Partners is relocating from its current premises on Copperfield Street, SE1, to accommodate the firm’s continuing growth.   
 
The appointments and office relocation cap an outstanding first year of business for Union Street Partners, which was launched in April 2014.    

The firm is resourced by a combined team from both of the JV firms, led by a management team of four partners, all of whom combine their roles for Farebrother and Tuckerman. The new appointments will help Union Street Partners establish its position as the South Bank’s leading specialist real estate advisory firm.   

Since establishing the new venture one year ago, Union Street Partners has secured instructions to lease almost 500,000 sq ft of office space across the market. The firm is acting on a range of buildings, from the market’s most prominent, flagship developments, to smaller secondhand and newly refurbished space in the less established, but emerging pockets of the market.  

Jules Hind, Partner, said: “It’s been an incredible first year for Union Street Partners, which has surpassed our own high expectations. The firm’s ‘USP’ is our local knowledge of our own market - in which, unlike our competitors, we have a permanent base - and passion for the area. Vincent, Simon and Rupert all share our experience and love of the South Bank, and we have the right team in place to build on the successes of our inaugural year. The breadth and mix of our instructions represents a true reflection of the fabric of the market as a whole.”

Mark Fisher, Partner, said: “The overwhelming reaction in the market to the launch of our new business has vindicated our commitment to this dynamic market. These appointments represent a major coup for this new business, enabling us to expedite the growth of the firm and establish Union Street Partners as South Bank’s leading specialist agency. Their entrepreneurial grounding makes all three a perfect fit for the firm and we’re delighted to have them on board.”

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