UK Volume 21 Superbrands UK Annual Vol.21 Savills plc is a global real estate services provider with more than 600 offices and associates throughout the Americas, the UK, continental Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Its 38,000-strong workforce combines entrepreneurial spirit and a deep understanding of specialist property sectors with high standards of client care Market Savills has an international network of more than 600 offices and associates. Its 133 strategically located offices throughout the UK, give Savills a substantial national footprint. It is the largest multi-service property advisory business in the country, providing more sector specialisms than any of its competitors across the commercial, residential, rural and energy sectors. Product During its 165-year history, Savills has grown from a family firm of chartered surveyors into an international property services group. Servicing all aspects of the residential, rural and commercial property markets, the firm continues to adapt its offer to cater for a diverse and evolving client base. Achievements In its continued dominance of market-leading deals, in 2019/20 Savills advised Blackstone on the acquisition of the iQ Student Accommodation platform for £4.66bn from Goldman Sachs and Wellcome Trust, the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK. It also pre-let 2 Ruskin Square in Croydon to the Home Office; secured the largest leasing deal, at 330,000 sq ft, in London so far in 2020; and brokered and managed the transaction of the largest leasing deal in German history, Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund, taking 87,000 sq m of space at Berlin’s ‘Treptowers’. Savills Student Accommodation team was named Agent of the Year for an unprecedented second year in a row at The Student Accommodation Awards and its Industrial and Logistics team was crowned Industrial Adviser of the Year at the EG Awards. There was also a double accolade for the residential teams at the RESI Awards, taking home UK Sales Agency of the Year and Letting Agency of the Year. Savills Cross Border Investment team was honoured for its stand out performance in 2019 as Europe’s leading investment sales broker, outshining the competition for the third consecutive year. In addition, Savills is The Times Graduate Employer of Choice for Property for the 14th consecutive year, a position that it has held since the category’s inception in 2007. The firm also re-entered the Top 100 Graduate Employers list, in 85th place, the only property company to be ranked. As a business, Savills seeks to identify and develop the future leaders of its business through a range of inspirational training and leadership programmes, ensuring that Savills strengths and culture continue in the future. Recently, Laura Mackay of the Manchester development team, became a member of the EG 2020 future female leaders programme (bottom left). Now in its second year, the cross- industry collaboration aims to create a wider, more diverse range of views and opinions as well as developing skills in communication and presentation. Additionally, Katrina Kostic Samen head of Workplace Strategy & Design, was named Inspirational Leader of the Year at the British Council for Offices (BCO) NextGen Awards 2019. As one of the founding members of ‘Changing the Face of Property’ in 2014, an initiative run by a number of major property firms, Savills remains committed to developing a culture of inclusivity and diversity within the property profession with six areas of focus: gender, age, disability, LGBTQ, socio-economic and ethnicity. Recent Developments In the past 12 months, Savills acquired London- based workplace consultancy and design studio KKS, creating a new workplace centre of excellence, offering a comprehensive end-to-end solution for its clients from inception to completion. Savills Global Property Management teammanage 350 million sq m of real estate , the equivalent of about 54,400 football pitches DID YOU KNOW?