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Essex Based PMS Leasehold Management win coveted Property Management prize
Regional Property Management Company of the Year won by the team at PMS in Colchester
The News On The Block Property Management Awards (PMAs) are organised annually by News On The Block, a monthly publication designed to assist owners of Leasehold Property. The PMAs were in their 5th year in 2013 and are judged by an independent panel of property experts; the purpose of the awards is to recognise and celebrate excellence in the UK property management industry.
PMS, who manage a property portfolio that spans the whole of Anglia, the South East, The South and London areas of the UK, were nominated by many of their clients and were contacted by the judging team to submit a supporting statement. In October, PMS were announced as one of seven finalists and invited to attend the awards ceremony held at Troxy, a prestigious multi-purpose venue in London’s docklands area.
The judging panel for 2013/14 were the Director of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Residential Faculty Georgina Hiberd, The Chairman of the Federation of Private Residents Associations, Bob Smytherman and the Director of Real Estate for the British Property Federation, Ian Fletcher.
At the event were the Managing Director of PMS, Liza Reeves and Senior Site Manager Dean Everett. Dean was also shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Regional Property Manager of the Year Award’ which is designed to recognise excellence by an individual.
Liza and Dean were presented with the winning award on stage in front of almost six hundred property management industry professionals.
Immediately after the award was presented, Liza said: “Words cannot express how happy I am that we won the ‘Regional Property Management Company of the Year’ Award at the News on the Block Property Management Awards. I am so proud and grateful to all my staff for their continued hard work and loyalty to help set us apart from other managing agents. We have all worked tirelessly not only to improve the business with strategic planning for growth within the retirement and commercial sector, with the emphasis on company service levels, transparency and legal knowledge but also supporting change within the industry to ensure that Property Management becomes a well regarded and regulated industry. Employing appropriately qualified and diverse staff to suit all our clients’ needs has taken us from just managing to building up professional and personal trust from our clients and professional contacts. The moral of the story – work hard: remain positive –we are proud to be managing agents”.
This is not the first coveted award that PMS have won; 2012 saw PMS secure a ‘very close’ runner-up position in the ‘ARMA-Q’ which is an independently judged scheme to recognise excellence in Property Management organised by the Association of Residential Managing Agents. It follows that 2014 will be a very exciting year for PMS, almost certainly with more awards in the pipeline. In the interim, this gives credibility to our boast that we really are the best Property Management Company outside of London.
Notes to Editors
1. PMS was formed in 1987 by the former Mayor of Colchester, Terry Sutton. Control of the company has now passed to Liza Reeves (M.D.) and her dedicated Team. We are based in the Severalls Business Park in Colchester.
2. Our portfolio of managed properties extends to Kings Lynn in the north of the Anglia region, to Crawley in the South and across to Ware in Hertfordshire. In addition to managing private residential developments, we are continuing to expand our services to cover Commercial Property Management (shopping centre and out-of-town retail complexes) and retirement living flats.
3. The News On The Block PMAs were originally established in 2009 as a way of celebrating and rewarding achievement and excellence in property management. The awards have grown exponentially since 2009 and are now recognised as a major event on the Property Management calendar each year. The founders of News On The Block are former property professionals who provide advice and have influence in the property management industry. They have appeared on BBC News, many locally based Radio Station services and are featured on many industry specific websites. Their website is at www.newsontheblock.com
4. Further information about PMS can be gained by making contact or seeing our website at www.flatmanagers.co.uk
Issued by: PMS Leasehold Management Ltd
Press Contact: Liam Furr
Telephone: 01206 835 360
PMS Leasehold Management Ltd
Page Updated Last on: Dec 13, 2013