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Founded in 2013, our market leading, multi-disciplinary advisory team provide total property solutions throughout the entire commercial real estate lifecycle.

With over 130 years combined experience and dedicated business lines, we pride ourselves on our Director led service which ensures every client benefits from our wealth of industry experience and technical expertise. Our knowledge, agility, innovation and team ethic makes us unique and sets us apart from our competitors.

Entrepreneurial in our approach, Realest offers insight and creativity in providing bespoke advice and integrated solutions for landlords, investors, developers, occupiers and various public sector bodies both locally and nationally. Our reputation is built on delivering a first-class service, creating value for our clients and driving success.

...I just wanted to thank you all for your tremendous work in achieving the reverse premium especially having access to all info, draft and negotiate remotely. A fantastic result and so please pass on my thanks to your teams

Andrew S Garard

Meggitt PLC

Our Ethos

Understanding your needs​

Proactive probing for value added opportunities

Developing trusted relationships through innovation and client first advice

Fostering our Director-led team ethic to provide advantageous, timely and informed real estate decisions

Market leading deal and consultancy execution

Realest Property Cycle

What Goes Around Comes Around

The Realest Story

2013
2013

Realest is formed by Stuart Cook, former Senior Director and Head of Office at BNP Paribas Real Estate, Southampton

2015

The business is expanded and fully established with the joining of Robert Haynes, Steven Williams and David Ferriman, all previously Senior Directors at BNP Paribas Real Estate, Southampton

2017

Realest moves to new offices at Vanbrugh House, Hedge End, Southampton

2019

Winner of Industrial Agents Society “Deal of the Year 250,000 sq ft+ for Prospero Ansty, Coventry - Meggitt PLC - 480,000 sq ft HQ Acquisition

2020

Adrian Whitfield joins Realest from Lambert Smith Hampton as Head of Industrial & Logistics Agency

2020

Guy Jones joins the business from Hellier Langston as an expansion to the Lease Advisory department

2020

Simon Nicholls is recruited as a Consultant to the Building Surveying department, joining from JLL where he was Head of Building Consultancy

2021

Further expansion of the Building Surveying team when Ben Johnson joins as a Consultant to the Building Surveying department, joining from CBRE

2022

Stuart Cook retires and is retained by Realest as a Consultant

2022

Simon Nicholls becomes a permanent Director of the business

2022

Winner of CoStar Office Award for Most Active Single Branch Agency (sq ft and number) – South Coast Market

2023

Winner of CoStar Office Award for Most Active Single Branch Agency (sq ft and number) – South Coast Market

2023

Runner Up (3rd) of CoStar Industrial Award for Most Active Single Branch Agency (sq ft) – South East Market

2023

Realest moves to a new office at 1632 Parkway, Solent Business Park

2024

Winner of CoStar Office Award for Most Active Single Branch Agency (sq ft and number) – South Coast Market

2024

Winner of CoStar Industrial Award for Most Active Single Branch Agency (sq ft) – South East Market

2024

Winner of CoStar Impact Award – ‘Lease of the Year’ South East 2024 for our acquisition of 75,000 sq ft offices for a retained client

2024

Winner of ‘Property Deal of the Year’ at South Coast Property Awards 2024 for the agency double disposals of Units 1 & 2 Strategic Park, Southampton (a combined total of 127,049 sq ft). Our building consultancy team also project managed the refurbishment of both units

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