Reesa is a global real estate consultancy that acts as our clients commercial property department, offering a bespoke service that operates exclusively on behalf of the occupier.
We understand that a working environment can define a company and a culture. An office move is an opportunity to inspire and build a new momentum that can be aligned to whatever business strategy is right at that time.
By specialising in advice on specific short and long-term property strategies and office relocation, we can provide solutions in all aspects of a commercial project from the office search, negotiation and deal execution, to lease renewals, transaction management, rent reviews and rating appeals.
We want to help our clients engage with their spaces and to ‘be moved’ by how they experience their working life.
We aid a lot of start-ups in helping them make the right property decisions, thus enabling them to scale quickly. The diversity of our client base really helps to give a more open perspective, whether it’s by their choice of building or simply how they utilise it.
A lot of what we do is about finding spaces. For example, this could mean an abandoned factory unit in an unexpected location or in one of the world’s most recognised buildings.
Here at Reesa, we act as tenant only representatives. This means we go to war for our clients during the negotiation process, maximising not only sizeable savings, but also securing an occupier friendly lease that will protect their interests for the duration of their tenancy.
Our mission is to help clients feel engaged, happy and well motivated through their working environment, to tune into their needs and ambitions, allowing them to both move physically and metaphorically into a space, which is really going to add value.
Reesa was established in 2015, merging their established tenant commercial real estate firms in Perrins Dooley, Keystone CRE and Shoreditch Office Space, with the objective of providing our clients with honest and objective advice whilst being viewed as the go-to thought leaders within commercial real estate transactions. We have worked with some of the largest multi national corporations and small local businesses alike.
"Sean and his team have been a pleasure to work with. They not only helped us secure our fab new office space in Shoreditch, but have always gone out of their way to give us sound advice and guide us through what could otherwise be a demanding and complicated process. Could not have done it without their help, and I cannot recommend them enough"
Natasha Nissar – Office of the CEO, Meltwater
"We chose them as our advisor because they are an occupier focussed practice that have very good landlord relationships without the associated conflict of acting on both sides of the fence....
... they acted professionally and diligently throughout the process and cannot be recommended highly enough."
Guy Marks - Client Services Director and Co-Founder of Mobile5, an Omnicom Group Company
"..... I reached out to a senior contact in the property world to recommend someone who could take care of it all for us. .... recommended one person, saying that Piers Barttelot was my man and that he would take away all the pain and hassle with finding a range of suitable options, negotiating favourable terms and project managing things through to a successful conclusion. ...... from start to finish Piers has been a pleasure to deal with. .... the way that they have handled things has been exemplary. I would wholeheartedly recommend them."
Tim Skipper - CEO Totum Partners
"... Throughout our relocation, from the start to the finish, the team at Reesa were my guides, my advisors, my help & support and my sanity checkers! Hugely professional at all times, the team have the experience and vast knowledge of the marketplace to help you through each step of the move process. They’re also a great group of people and I always look forward to catching up with them. It’s invaluable having a trusted team around you when you’re taking on a relocation project – quite simply, they nailed it!..
Sharon Rimell - Office Manager Audience Science
"...Working with Lucinda and the Reesa team to find our perfect studio space was an all round great experience. We relied heavily on Lucinda to show us the best of what was on offer and then hone in to enable us to make a qualified decision.
Viewings were prompt, well organised and included a wide and thought provoking range of options. Our initial brief was very broad so we were incredibly impressed with the market knowledge and guidance which culminated in us finding our new 'home'...."
Aftercare was also provided by the recommendation of a knowledgeable solicitor who provided seamless assistance throughout the lease process.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Reesa's services to our peers!..."
Julia Belgrove - Studio Manager AllofUs
We work with but don’t advise all of the landlords in London and therefore have access to each and every available office building in the market. This makes us well placed to plug you in to office space that is obtainable now and what is coming soon to the market.
Our team is split into 2:
We're based in London and that is our primary focus. That said we are a client-focused business and we advise our clients on their property portfolios throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and North America.
Our managing Director has worked for a global real estate consultancy and development company in the Middle East and carried out numerous transactions across MENA.
As a general rule of thumb we would recommend our clients budget far more than they originally envisage spending on an office fit-out. In practice the level of this capital expenditure is subjective to the circumstances of each client and deal. This is because of variety of reasons ranging from the condition / layout of the space, landlord contributions, the functionality of the workspace for the client (e.g., a global headquarters, telesales call center, disaster recovery etc…), and the procurement process deployed by the occupier (e.g. Going to tender, traditional, design and build etc…). Collectively our team has vast experience in this field and we have a proven track record of managing and executing the back-end of our clients projects, with our consultancy on space planning, furniture, and value engineering adding significant savings and value to our clients in this regard.
We advise on an entire property strategy from start to finish, setting the standard for tenant only representation in London. Our promise is to ensure our full support to enable our clients to make improved and informed decisions so that with us, better results can be achieved. Our aim is always to forge long term and successful relationships with companies who we help expand and grow.
We have experience in advising occupiers from a wide range of industries – including banking, legal, consumer goods, oil and gas services, tech, telecoms and the creative industries. In recent years some of our consultants have gravitated more and more towards London's thriving TMT sector and because of this as a firm we are widely recognised as a market leading consultancy for TMT sector occupiers.
The answer to this question will of course vary depending on the location and condition of the building. In London we are currently in a market cycle that favours landlords, as demand is over powering supply across the West End, Midtown, SE1, City, and Tech City. That said, our team are experienced tenacious negotiators, securing not only the best price, but also a tenant friendly lease