Tuesday 28 February 2017

DNG Commercial acquired by Lambert Smith Hampton

Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

Edmund Douglas

A UK property firm has bought the commercial arm of one of the best known estate agents in the country.

Lambert Smith Hampton has acquired Douglas Newman Good Commercial.

DNG Commercial, which was set up in 1993, specialises in property management and agency work. It is said to generate revenue of some €45m a year and manages more than 2m sq ft of assets.

Key clients include AIB, Bank of Ireland, Grant Thornton, NAMA, State Street and Tesco.

Edmund Douglas, who set up DNG Commercial, will remain in charge of the enlarged Dublin business. LSH’s Dublin chief Peter Rowan has left the business.

LSH chief executive Ezra Nahome commented: “It is no secret that Lambert Smith Hampton is on a mission to create the most progressive commercial property agency in the UK and Ireland.

"Bringing Douglas Newman Good Commercial into the Group is perfectly aligned with this strategy, building on our acquisitions of BTWShiells and Tushingham Moore and giving us critical mass in markets where there is significant potential.”

Edmund Douglas said: “We are excited to join one of the fastest growing and most dynamic commercial property consultancies.  Lambert Smith Hampton has become a major force in retail agency and retail property management and has ambitious plans to grow its operations further; I am delighted to be part of that initiative.”

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