Miller Commercial award

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Miller Commercial has once again scooped the EGi Most Active Agent Award, presented by the industry publication, the Estates Gazette, to the commercial agency which completes the most number of deals in their region each year.

Miller Commercial’s senior partner and head of investment, Peter Heather, said despite all the uncertainty around Brexit, a combination of long-established links with related business and investment in new staff has helped the company retain top spot in Cornwall.

He said: “Significant multi-million pound acquisitions, formal valuations, disposals of leisure parks, together with countless smaller transactions of corner shops, industrial units, offices, fish and chip shops etc throughout Cornwall and Devon have all contributed to the award in conjunction with the skills and hard work of the surveyors and support teams in place within the firm.

“Interestingly, Brexit has had little or no effect on the number of transactions we conducted this year, in comparison to previous years. Nevertheless for the first time that I can remember since the late 1980s, it felt like the industry decided to take the summer off. Businesses were unsettled, preferring to sit and wait, rather than press on with their plans.

“Various commentators suggested that the market could be subdued into 2017, but we have found that with the exception of the residential development sector, levels of activity, particularly going concerns and investments have been busy since everyone returned in September.”

Additionally, Miller Commercial’s partner and head of agency, Mike Nightingale, was awarded the EGi Deal Maker for Cornwall.