Two of the Thames Valley’s best known commercial property agents are to merge.

Reading-based Haslams Surveyors LLP and Sharps Commercial will come together from March 1 in an effort to consolidate their market share, extend resources and widen market intelligence. The new firm will trade as Haslams Surveyors LLP.

The merger is expected to create a stronger hold on the sales, lettings and development of commercial property across Berkshire, Hampshire, and Oxfordshire.

Neil Seager, managing partner at Haslams Surveyors LLP, said: “We have long recognised a synergy of vision and quality with Sharps Commercial. In joining forces, we can better ensure all our clients gain the advantage of our personal, focused and forward-thinking approach across an even wider spectrum of property services.”

Both firms rank among the south’s largest independent commercial property agents and chartered surveyors and regularly rank among the top performers.

Alec White, director of Sharps Commercial, who will become Haslams Surveyors’ equity partner, said: “With the combined breadth of knowledge and experience that this merger presents, our two firms are in an unrivalled position to best serve the needs of occupiers, landlords, investors and developers in their commercial property acquisitions and disposal projects across the Thames Valley.

“With unparalleled access to occupier requirements throughout the region, we will be ideally placed to monitor rental and investment values in key Thames Valley centres and the wider South-East, matching clients’ properties to market demand.”

The combined firm’s new portfolio includes offices, industrial and commercial properties in areas of Reading, Bracknell, Basingstoke, Maidenhead, Slough, High Wycombe, Wokingham and Newbury.

Consultancy services will include leasing advice, property valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals, building surveys, development opportunities and land sales.

Image (l-r) shows Neil Seager and Alec White.

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