When I founded Bride Hall Group in 1983, I was conscious that the Property Industry lacked developers whose prime focus was on occupiers’ needs. It was with that philosophy I set about the task of assembling a small, highly qualified, motivated team of user friendly individuals whose collective skills would provide the ability to consistently produce top quality, long term investments.
Over the last three decades we have worked through every phase of the economic cycle and developed over 5 million square feet of quality retail, office and commercial space with a capital value approaching £2 billion.
Successful partnerships have been enjoyed with over 200 landowners, government bodies and public and private organisations. Over 70 leading institutions have backed Bride Hall's development schemes over the years.
We continue to remain active in the investment sector where, over the years, Bride Hall has acquired, asset managed and sold retail, office, leisure and industrial assets across the UK with a capital value exceeding £½ Billion.
Bride Hall’s present portfolio has been successfully assembled, refreshed and asset managed over many years with low leverage coupled with a strong focus on long-term fundamentals and intrinsic development upside. Given the Group’s solid foundations, we were well positioned to add to the portfolio during the most recent downturn of 2009-13.
My sons, Nick and Nigel Desmond, now run Bride Hall Real Estate Partners Limited and Bride Hall Developments respectively. In 2014 those companies were transferred to each of them. Although they are now completely independent of the Group, they remain affiliated and we will continue to work together as and when the opportunity arises.
The Group continues to focus on bringing forward our portfolio of sites held for development and actively managing our income generating assets.
I remain proud of Bride Hall Group's longevity, track record and advancement. I look forward to this continuing for many years.