Property firm wins award

Peter Whiteley of Knight Frank, right, with the company's Agency Team of the Year Award and Gerald Jennings of sponsors Land Securities
Peter Whiteley of Knight Frank, right, with the company's Agency Team of the Year Award and Gerald Jennings of sponsors Land Securities
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International property consultancy Knight Frank’s Yorkshire Division has been named the Agency Team of the Year at this year’s Yorkshire Business Insider Property Awards.

The division includes the company’s office in 
Sheffield, which is celebrating 25 years in the city 
this year, and an office in Leeds.

Peter Whiteley, partner at Knight Frank in Sheffield, said: “It has been a challenging year for the property industry in Yorkshire, as elsewhere, but we have been involved in 45 per cent of all office transactions across Sheffield and Leeds over the past 12 months and managed to put together some important deals in a difficult market.

“We were delighted to win this prestigious award, especially as it was voted for by a committee of property professionals.”

Highlights of 2012 included combined lettings of 130,000 sq ft at Sheffield’s Provincial Park to Firth Rixson and Universal Components and a 15 year lease on the 205,000 sq ft Nexus 36 adjacent to junction 36 of the M1.