Here We Grow Again


Philip James Deansgate has recently acquired independent lettings agent Bradshaw and Hall – taking on 300 of its managed properties.

With an impressive portfolio of 2,000 properties, this addition is sure to boost Philip James’ profile even further as the company continues to grow.

“This latest development reaffirms that we’re expanding”, says director of Philip James Manchester, Rob Cuffe.

“We currently have 250 properties under offer and over 500 up for sale from our five branches throughout Manchester, and we’re always looking to increase this amount to give out clients as much choice as possible.”

Situated in the heart of the city centre, the Deansgate branch prides itself on its in-depth local knowledge – informing clients of the nearest bars, restaurants, shops and other amenities. And, now that the company has taken on Bradshaw and Halls’s agents, this wealth of local knowledge is set to double.


In the last 12 months, Philip James has sold £100m worth of property and the team has visited clients in London, Saudi Arabia and China (Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai) to reach out to a global audience. As a result of the firm’s growth, Philip James is currently planning more trips abroad to sell further developments to overseas investors; transferring its local success to an international market.


Here in Manchester, last year also saw Philip James win a bid to sell The Roof Gardens on Ellesmere Street – one of the city centre’s more prestigious new developments. And, thanks to its efficient marketing strategy, the properties were snapped up in record time with 70 per cent already sold. To give its managed properties maximum exposure, Philip James spends over £100,000 per year on the latest technology including regularly updating its interactive website, maintaining a wide presence on Rightmove, Zoopla and FindaProperty; producing online promotions, exploring social media tools and investing in professional photography.

Serving a wide range of clients, Philip James has the experience to meet their expectations. Rob added: “From private owners to professional landlords and pension funds, we’re selling successfully across the board as this exciting city centre markets matures.”

Find Philip James at 293 Deansgate, M3 4EW. Or call 0161 828 8200 for more information on its property services.

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