urbanbubble, a leading provider of residential property management services, has won a contract to act as Managing Agent for residential property developer Artisan’s new Albion Works scheme, based in Manchester’s New Islington area.
The contract requires urbanbubble to handle full property-management for the 288 residential units at Albion Mill, New Islington, from the 1st of July 2013 onwards; Artisan awarded urbanbubble the contract due to its track record of providing apartment owners with outstanding service, value for money and transparency. This new contract follows other recent significant wins, including Nuovo and The Point in Ancoats, both of which add a further 250 units to urbanbubble’s portfolio.
Since urbanbubble was founded in 2008 by owner Michael Howard, it has expanded from managing one scheme with 70 units to 64 schemes and 3200 units. With more staff joining the company in recent months and a recruitment drive in place, urbanbubble are soon set to relocate to larger offices in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
Carol Ainscow, of Artisan, said: “It is our priority to provide leaseholders with the best possible living environment and during these uncertain economic times, it is especially important to offer them the best possible value for money. It was therefore extremely important to us to find a managing agent for Albion Works that would offer an affordable and sustainable fee for its services, without sacrificing standards of care.
“We were really impressed with the plans and approach that urbanbubble presented to us for the management of these schemes, and are confident that with their local presence, scale and nationally-recognised service standards they will make an immediate and lasting impression on Albion Works, whilst delivering real value for money.”
Michael Howard, of urbanbubble, said: “I started urbanbubble because I had found a gap in the market for a managing agent that could deliver on promises without an excessive price tag attached. I decided to create a brand new model of property management, with a number of effective tools and process in place, and I have worked hard to raise the standards in the industry. I am extremely proud to boast a 100 per cent client retention rate, and delighted to have been awarded this latest contract. We are very much looking forward to making our mark on Albion Works.
“2013 has been our busiest year yet, and this win is one of the most significant for us as a business and evidence that our hard work is paying off. We recently won the award for Managing Agent for an RMC/RTM at the National Property Management Awards, and I believe this has made a huge difference-leading developers and freeholders to measure our services against their incumbents and see the difference urbanbubble can make. End of year figures in April showed that we have doubled turnover, recorded six-figure profits and that we have broken all growth targets.”
For more information on urbanbubble and their North West property management services, visit their website http://www.urbanbubble.co.uk/ or call 0161 236 3344.
urbanbubble is one of the leading providers of property management services in the North West, and work with both property owners and tenants to deliver an award-winning, market-leading service. Dedicated to providing a professional and friendly service, urbanbubble only hire qualified personnel with extensive experience in the industry.
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