How our long-term property asset management role has benefited one of the UK’s top financial advisory firms.
Established in 1989, Killik & Co provides wealth planning, investment management and advisory stockbroking services, with access to all major asset classes – equities, fixed income bonds, offshore bonds, commodities and currencies – in over 30 markets worldwide. See www.killik.com
Koopmans first acted for Killik & Co in the expansion of their branch network close to where their clients live and work.
In 1999 the lease the head office was coming to an end and Koopmans were engaged to secure a new property. The task was to seek out a building that could portray the highly skilled nature and professional etiquette of this partnership and allow the modern working environment needed for stockbroking to flourish. When Paul Killik, the Senior Partner entered 46 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, W1 he loved the building.
The property is Grade II * Listed and has a fantastic history (more info) and is described as a Twentieth Century Palazzo. The building allows Killik & Co to host seminars in the Music Room but at the same time to have good office space with all the screens and noise you expect from a trading floor.
We agreed terms for the lease of the property and worked with their solicitors to complete the lease. Time flies and we have undertaken two rent reviews here and in 2015 renewed the lease with the same Landlord for a further ten years.
Over the almost twenty years acting as a trusted property advisor to Killik & Co we have provided acquisition and disposal advice on both a freehold and leasehold basis, rent reviews and lease renewals, management and service charge advice and have co-ordinated other professionals on their behalf in respect of planning, rights of light and dilapidations matters. We have worked on offices and shops in Central and Greater London and their administration office in Ipswich.
We encourage the management at Killik & Co to pick up the phone to us on any property matter – however small as we believe that we can make a contribution to their business whatever the property issue that arises.
Killik & Co offer a trusted bespoke service to wealth management clients of all sizes with the same moral integrity, knowledge and experience that Koopmans offer their property clients and we look forward to continuing to work with them for years to come.