First Class

“Adam Smylie's advise on our lease extension was first class. He was prompt to inspect and whilst his report was very clear he kindly took the time to explain it to us as well. When negotiations started Adam advised us of his strategy and kept us up to date with progress. The end result was a premium significantly lower than the estimation provided by the landlord. We appreciate the high level of service provided and would recommend Adam and his team”

Mr Devine | June 2024

We received an exceptional service

"We wanted to thank Kirkby Diamond for the exceptional service we received from them with a recent property transaction. It is true to say that without Andrew Wright’s expertise and contacts, we would never even have known about the opportunity, let alone been able to bring it to fruition. The company stuck with us through a long and arduous process, being there to shepherd us through an area with which we were unfamiliar. Full marks."

Private client | June 2024

Thank you for your time and diligence

“I would just like to take the opportunity to thank you for your time and diligence in getting the works completed to a high standard”

Weatherheads TV Ltd | June 2024

Clear and concise

“Thank you so much to Kirkby Diamond. Adam Smylie clearly explained the lease extension process and provided helpful advice on how to proceed. He then inspected and reported in a timely manner. The lease extension is now underway thanks to Adam and his team”

Leaseholder | May 2024

I am very pleased that I chose Kirkby Diamond

I have read your very comprehensive and professionally written report. I am very pleased that I chose Kirkby Diamond and you specifically to undertake the valuation process. Thank you.

Alan Smith | May 2024

Kirkby Diamond's in-depth local knowledge proved invaluable

We've consistently recognised the benefit of partnering with qualified property advisors during rent reviews and related matters. Seeking expertise in the Milton Keynes market, we were thrilled to discover Mark Hannam and the Kirkby Diamond team. Kirkby Diamond's in-depth local knowledge proved invaluable, coupled with their seamless and professional service. Mark's personal touch was an added bonus, fostering a collaborative and efficient process. The outcome exceeded our expectations, demonstrating the true value of their expertise. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kirkby Diamond and look forward to collaborating with them again in the future.

Private Client | 2024

Professional and efficient

After being recommended by a friend, we approached Kirkby Diamond to prepare a valuation of our warehouse in Milton Keynes. We found Darren Pape to be friendly, professional and thorough in his attention to detail. The result is a comprehensive valuation report which ticks all our boxes. Thank you – would have no hesitation in recommending Kirkby Diamond.

Jennie Dothie, Owner at MK Box Self Storage Ltd | 2024

We were very impressed with the professionalism and efficiency

We were very impressed with the professionalism and efficiency in which KD dealt with our commercial valuation for probate purposes. They delivered their report in the timeframe agreed and competently liaised with our solicitor to ensure the report complied with all our requirements. Many thanks for your help at this difficult and sensitive time, very much appreciated.

Private Client | 2024

The level of expertise provided us with peace of mind

Successfully completing these acquisitions has enabled us to expand our portfolio into new locations. We are very grateful for Kirkby Diamond’s continued advice and the team’s understanding of the sector and environment. That level of expertise provided us with peace of mind as we completed the acquisition process.

Steve Hickson, Grandir UK Ltd - 2023

Unparalleled market exposure

Kirkby Diamond have been highly effective in driving rental growth at our Bedfordshire office assets. They have unparalleled market exposure in the area and are a great team to deal with. I have no hesitation in recommending them to ensure optimal performance of investment assets.

Tom Shadbolt - Tilehouse Properties - 2022

We would not hesitate in recommending Kirkby Diamond

We were very impressed with Adam and his team from the initial contact through to receiving our valuation report. Adam was very professional in his approach but at the same time approachable and friendly. The services offered represented excellent value for money and we would not hesitate in recommending Kirkby Diamond.

Private property owner - Chesham - 2022

Kirkby Diamond showed compassion and professionalism

Following the death of my late husband, Kirkby Diamond showed compassion and professionalism from the probate valuation through to the sale of the business property. They were always easy to contact and gave helpful advice. The whole process was also enhanced due to the establishment of a good relationship with the buyer which lasted throughout the whole time and ongoing.

Private Client - Probate Valuation - 2022

Kirkby Diamond were very helpful in supporting our company

Kirkby Diamond were very helpful in supporting our company with a complex lease and circumstances that could have easily terminated the leasing of a production facility for us in Luton. Eamon especially went above the call of duty to work through the details and delays to strike a deal and ensure the leasing of the space that we required to accommodate the growth of our business!

Steven Roberts | Air Culinaire - 2022

Excellent knowledge of the market

Selecting Kirkby Diamond as our agent for this project proved to be the correct decision. Their knowledge of the market and tenacity in managing the process through three parties resulted in Hallgarten having an HO of which we are very proud, and at price that we would not have achieved without them.

Howard Falk, Hallgarten Wines - 2022

Choosing Kirkby Diamond is one of the best decisions I have made in business

Working with Eamon and his team made the outcome of my sale way better than I could have imagined, from the initial call to discuss the possible sale, to the completion day, was managed very professionally and promptly. It’s obvious that Kirkby Diamond are experts at their job. The entire process was top notch, from the valuation, the amazing advertising (great aerial pictures) the way in which the prospective buyers were managed, inspections, the legal team, I was very pleased with the solicitor Eamon recommended, all this was handled without me being in the country as I currently live abroad. I have recommended Eamon and the team to friends who are interested in selling their properties, I would highly recommend you call them if your considering marketing your property. Well done, Eamon, and the team at Kirkby Diamond.

Ian Kewn, Forgold Ltd - 2022

Andrew Wright supported us through a complex, multi-year, land transaction

Andrew Wright supported us through a complex, multi-year, land transaction. We needed to ensure that the charity's interests were protected and all Charity Commission requirements were met. Andrew successfully guided us through the process, helped manage the relationships between multiple landowners, and ensured that the charity obtained best value for our land. He was unswervingly professional, and excelled at explaining the many technicalities, which allowed us to confidently address decisions and ensure that we were able to fulfil our duty to act in the best interests of the charity.

Dave Nicholls, Chair Pitstone Parish Charity - 2022

Expert advice

I wanted to write and say thank you for the advice and negotiations you've undertaken for us. It's been quite tricky at times, but I've so appreciated your expertise and firm hand in dealing with all matters. I'm so glad we've got there and that the funds released will now go towards our work with young people in the coming year. Thank you for doing such a fantastic job.

Chris Curtis, Youthscape - 2022

Extremely knowledgeable and efficient

I have worked on a large number of transactions with Andrew Clarke and Kirkby Diamond since I came to Bedford in 2004 and became Head of the Commercial Property Department at Woodfines LLP, based in Bedford, with branches in Cambridge and Milton Keyes. Kirkby Diamond are the main agents we deal with in the Bedford and Milton Keynes area. We have always felt that Kirkby Diamond are extremely knowledgeable about the local property environment, well connected and very efficient. When difficulties have arisen in commercial property transactions, they have been proactive and very willing to get involved to assist the legal process and achieve completion as smoothly as possible. We have no hesitation in recommending them to our clients.

Woodfines LLP

We are happy to recommend KD

Kirkby Diamond have been the university’s retained local property advisers for many years, with Eamon Kennedy our lead partner contact. At senior and executive level we find their advice insightful, practical and pragmatic. Their combination of deep local knowledge, in terms of both values and key ‘market players’ / contacts, has enabled us to undertake a number of favourable transactions from freehold sales to lease acquisitions and exits (including complex dilapidations negotiations), achieving very beneficial outcomes. Eamon and the wider team also endeavour to understand us as an organisation and see property issues in that light, not purely ‘just’ in terms of a ‘deal’. Their style is informal and approachable, and we have a very good working relationship with the ability to ‘pick up the phone and talk things through’. Together, we get things done and are generally able to then reflect on a very good outcome from each project afterwards, including but not limited to from a financial perspective. We are happy to recommend KD

University of Bedfordshire - 2022

Excellent work ethic and professional competency

I have known Andrew Wright professionally for a number of years in his role as Head of Planning & Development at Kirkby Diamond. I appointed Andrew to represent me in a land owner’s consortium for the promotion and sale of a major warehouse distribution site in Milton Keynes. Knowing of Andrew’s excellent work ethic, professional competency and ability to challenge diligently all aspects of the process, I was entirely confident in appointing him. He displays a professional demeanour under pressure and has a complete understanding of Market Values and Land Promotion critical to achieving a successful completion of sale. He proactively seeks to anticipate the unforeseen in fiscal, legal and planning issues always acting in the client’s best interest striving for the best outcome. I will continue to appoint Andrew in further property matters and Land development projects.

R N - Milton Keynes Land Owner - 2021

Kirkby Diamond provide a professional service across our developments

We have worked with Kirkby Diamond in excess of 10 years. They have provided a professional service across our developments located north east of London in areas such as Luton, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Northampton and Rushden. Due to the exceptional service they have provided we have sought to transfer the developments we managed south and south east of London into the professional services they provide. These areas now include, Canterbury, Maidstone, the Isle of Sheppey, Epsom, Tonbridge and Southampton. We feel that the reason Kirkby Diamond are able to provide such an efficient service is that we have been assigned fixed points of contact and surveyors who know and understand our business and, as such, the developments we manage. Each of these points of contact are easily contactable and can provide informative answers to new and ongoing projects to allow us to work with our customers and provide updates or answers to queries in a timely fashion.

Ross Syme, Nationspaces - 2022

KD have performed in every department and added value to what we do

Kirkby Diamond have advised Pioneer Real Estate on transactions across a range of Real Estate Sectors, including their industrial, strategic land and lease consultancy teams. Whether it be buying, selling or negotiating challenging title issues, KD have performed in every department and added value to what we do. With a strong commercial focus they offer sound, results driven, professional advice and their team have always made themselves available when needed.

Elliot Burkeman, Founder Pioneer Real Estate - 2022

KD's Valuation Reports provide depth, completeness and a transparent methodology

Our report auditors have found that Kirkby Diamond's valuation reports provide depth, completeness and a transparent methodology all in easy-to-read formats. These areas are a key differentiator in the service you provide. Congratulations to all of the staff involved in the production of your valuation reports.

Panel Manager for a global lending institution - 2021

Experience and knowledge

The Jewers family would like to extend their gratitude and thanks to Eamon and his superb team at Kirkby Diamond for all their hard work exercised during the marketing and sale of our industrial unit in Biggleswade. We appointed KD at the end of December 2021, they immediately set to marketing the property and creating unprecedented interest. Having managed and undertaken a great number of viewings, they secured multiple offers, several of which were in excess of the asking price. Taking their expert advice we accepted an offer on 16th February 2022. Seamlessly moving into the next phase they worked closely with our legal team and the purchaser to negotiate and secure the sale with an exchange and completion on the same day, just 40 days later. The Kirkby Diamond team worked with great tenacity and professionalism throughout; we would without doubt recommend Kirkby Diamond to anyone who is looking to sell their commercial property.

JCJ – Biggleswade - 2022

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