Property Agents Agree Merger To Create New Commercial Property Business

Property Agents Agree Merger To Create New Commercial Property Business

Andrew Bowman (left) and Marco Rebecchi

A merger has been agreed by two Inverclyde-based property agents to create a new bespoke commercial property business, Bowman Rebecchi Limited.

ARB Growth, led by former Riverside Inverclyde executive Andrew Bowman and Marco Rebecchi, owner of Rebecchi Architectural Services, have agreed to bring the property agency elements of their respective businesses together to create the new venture.

Bowman Rebecchi will provide a vast array of services, including commercial letting and sales, portfolio management including billing, maintenance and refurbishment work, partnering with local business expertise to support delivery.

Co-founder, Andrew Bowman said:

The creation of Bowman Rebecchi is the next natural step for Marco and me. We have been working successfully together on several projects over the past year.

“We are excited to bring the businesses together and see a gap in the market to provide a high-quality and local commercial letting and sales services, as well as further property services for both owners and their tenants.

“The promotion, marketing and overall management of commercial properties are still fairly traditional. This new venture allows us to deliver an outstanding and contemporary service for owners, as well as providing wider complimentary services.

“We also enjoy excellent existing relationships with national property agents and see a further opportunity to work closely with these global organisations through joint-agency.”

Bowman Rebecchi will provide another boost to the independent retailers on Kempock Street in Gourock after the owners agreed to a long-term lease on the former Foundation store.

External refurbishment works have concluded following successful applications to have both the class use and refurbishment works agreed with the planning department at Inverclyde Council. The Council is also providing grant support through its Property Assistance and Small Business Assistance schemes.

Co-Founder, Marco Rebecchi said:

I’m delighted to be joining forces with Andrew to create this new venture, which provides a fantastic opportunity to support the west of Scotland property market.

“The new office has always been our preferred location, given its closeness to Rebecchi Architectural Services, but also given the vitality of Gourock as a base for independent businesses to grow and succeed.

“Bowman Rebecchi prides itself on providing a unique and high-quality one-stop-shop for property owners and we have been delighted by the early interest from property owners.

“We are grateful for the support from Inverclyde Council, and while we aim to grow locally, we are also targeting growth in Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire.

“While we see potential growth opportunities within the residential market, our current focus is on commercial property and establishing a solid base for the business to grow.”

The new enterprise has already enjoyed early success, with the firm currently marketing the former Jobcentre in Port Glasgow and other Arranglen properties, as well as the management services for Fort Matilda Industrial Estate.

To contact Bowman Rebecchi, email property@bowreb.com.

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