PROPERTY consultants VSL & Partners has been named Oxfordshire’s best performing commercial property agency and most active deal maker for the 10th time in 11 years.

Leading property publication Estates Gazette Interactive named VSL & Partners Oxfordshire’s best performing commercial property agency and awarded the firm Most Active Agent and Dealmaker of the Year in its 2019 deals competition.

The competition is an independent survey conducted by the publication's research team, which covers commercial property transactions across all property types including industrial, office, retail and leisure.

It is designed to establish the agents completing the largest volume of deals throughout the year.

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Once again, it was VSL’s dominance in the office and industrial markets, which helped it secure the Most Active Agent title for another year.

Across Oxfordshire, VSL completed deals in the industrial, office, retail, land and investment sectors involving 80 deals and equating to 550,000 sq ft of transactions from August 2018 to July 2019 for its clients.

Oxford Mail:

Director Richard Venables said: “The commercial market is currently driven by the success of the science and technology sectors which has impacted on office, laboratory and industrial properties. The retail market is more challenging due to the impact of consumer confidence, the internet and Westgate, so will still take time to recover. Overall investor confidence reflects the positive future growth potential for the region.”

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Duncan May, associate director at VSL & Partners gained the accolade of Dealmaker of the Year for completing the most transactions.

Tom Barton, director at VSL said: “We are once again delighted to have won this prestigious industry award which reflects the strength of the VSL agency team that continues to dominate the regional market.

Oxford Mail:

“We are one of only a few independent firms in the area and pride ourselves on our detailed market knowledge, excellent client service and permanency of staff.”

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The most notable deals the VSL team have completed in 2019 include the acquisition of Isis House in Transport Way, Cowley – a building which covers 32,000 sq ft and OxBox on Oxford Business Park comprising 84,000 sq ft on behalf of Oxford BioMedica; the sale of 13 new business units at Glenmore Business Park at Langford Locks, Kidlington; the letting of 30,000 sq ft at Unit 3 Omega in Didcot to Thames Water; the letting of 4,800 sq ft to Legal Shield at Oxford Business Park; and lettings to Nottingham Rehab Supplies comprising 17,405 sq ft and Hardide comprising 22,313 sq ft at Network @ Link 9 in Bicester.

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VSL & Partners was established 17 years ago with a team of 10 and now employs the largest commercial property agency team in the area.

The Kidlington-based firm is a niche independent agency providing a range of office, industrial and retail services to landlords and tenants throughout Oxfordshire.

VSL acts for a range of clients, include Milton Park, Oxford Business Park and Abingdon Business Park.