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Property Agency firm celebrate 30th anniversary with £200m land deal

Loughborough based Commercial and Development specialists, Mather Jamie, is celebrating its 30th company anniversary and attributes its longevity of success to the strength of its relationships with clients, partners and staff. It is very optimistic heading into 2021, having secured the mandate to act as the commercial property agent for over 150 retail, office and warehouse units in major UK wide business parks and advising on the sale of over £200million of land for commercial development. The company was instrumental in building a bridge over the M1 at junction 21, which unlocked the potential to build 4200 new homes at New Lubbesthorpe, a leading residential development for Leicester and Leicestershire.

The firm originated from the merger of the only Loughborough commercial agents, Armstrong Mather and agricultural and development surveyors, Jamie & Partners back in February 1991. Following a recent restructure the firm is now run by a management team that includes Managing Director Robert Cole  and fellow board directors Andrew Bamber, Alex Reid, Gary Owens, Amy Biddell and Gary Kirk.

Mather Jamie is now one of the East Midland’s leading independent, mixed development, commercial and agricultural surveying firms.

Based on Weldon Road in Loughborough, the company employs a team of 30 specialists and, over its long history, has grown its reputation based on delivering expert advice, a director led service, a thorough understanding of the market and customer needs.

Mather Jamie has four specialist divisions focused on development land planning and agency, selling and letting commercial and agricultural property and land, and country estate management which also involves the letting of residential properties within the portfolio and renewables advice for large scale solar projects.

Whilst the brand is high profile in the local area due to its distinctively branded property marketing boards, the company is also highly respected by landowners and agents, who appreciate Mather Jamie’s approach towards the confidentiality and sensitivity of buying and selling land that often requires total trust and discretion during negotiations with developers.

Commenting on the anniversary, Managing Director Robert Cole said, “We are understandably very proud to have reached this milestone in our company history, particularly given the challenges of the last 12 months. We remain fortunate to have built the level of financial stability and market confidence required to navigate through two recessions as well as periods of economic upturn, and with a strong pipeline of development projects at various stages of completion. We remain highly optimistic about Mather Jamie’s future demonstrated by a significant and continual recruitment drive for bright young talent to complement our existing professional team. ”

Mather Jamie continue to act on the marketing and disposal of major residential development sites across the Midlands. During 2020 the team were responsible for over £100m of land sales, including 151 plots at Keyworth, Nottingham to Redrow Homes plc and 400 plots at Ripley, Derbyshire to Bellway Homes plc.

The company is also the retained agent at Hugglescote Grange, a 2,000 unit sustainable urban extension located to the south east of Coalville. The team delivered two land sales during 2020 to housebuilders Redrow Homes plc and Bellway Homes plc, which together offer the potential to deliver 400 new family homes. Further fully serviced residential plots will be offered to the housebuilder market in 2021.