Garness Group heads to York with commercial property specialist addition

Garness Group is expanding its work across the wider region with the addition of a long-established York-based commercial property specialist.

Barry Crux & Company is becoming part of the Hull-headquartered consultancy business, a leading operator across East Yorkshire. It will retain its name, with the long-established team remaining.

David Garness, managing director of Garness Group, said he is delighted to be expanding the group’s presence, and to be doing so with a team which has “unrivalled knowledge and experience” of the North Yorkshire market. Established in 1989 by Barry Crux, a chartered surveyor and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, it is described as having a strong reputation in the hotel, leisure and hospitality sectors.

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Mr Garness said. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be adding a company of the quality, standing and reputation of Barry Crux & Company to our offering. This is a positive step forward for all involved.

“Expanding our work further into North Yorkshire has been a long-term strategic goal for us, as has securing more work relating to licensed properties, hotels and leisure sector properties. To do this through adding a business with unrivalled knowledge and experience of the market in York and North Yorkshire is really pleasing.

“Barry and his team benefit from becoming part of a well-established group of property businesses, which have an added collective strength which comes from working together closely and operating in similar markets. It is certainly a perfect fit for us.”

Crux joins Garness Jones, Pure Block Management and Gro Residential Management in the group, with Pure Block Management already handling residential complexes in the region. It is based on Castlegate in York city centre, with a five-strogn team.

Mr Crux said: “These are exciting times for us all to look forward to. By joining forces with Garness Group our business will benefit from numerous synergies and back-up support services, and in a business environment becoming ever more demanding, this move will allow our team to refocus entirely on serving our client base and delivering a first class valuation and agency service, along with our other consultancy work.

“With the benefit of greater collective resource we will be able to build upon our first class reputation and position in the licensed and leisure property sector throughout the north of England, whilst also enhancing our collective position in East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.”

Matthew Smith, partner at Andrew Jackson Solicitors, and Mike Stocks, partner at Hull-based accountancy firm Smailes Goldie Group, advised Garness Group

on the deal, with Matthew Morton, of Morton Legal and Tony Farmer of accountants and business advisory specialists Azets, advising Barry Crux & Company.

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