The Norwood Property Lunch 2019

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We were lucky enough to have been invited along to the Norwood Property Lunch 2019, by our client and fellow supporter of the event Black Brick. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Norwood Property Lunch, where over 700 property professionals attended to help raise money for great causes.

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As well as being a fabulous opportunity for networking, this event and it’s achievements go much further than just property. Thanks to this great charity event and the support it receives, Norwood are able to change lives for thousands of children and their families.

We were honoured to be a part of this fantastic afternoon!

The Property Press Awards 2019

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The Elevate PR team were lucky enough to attend this year’s Property Press Awards 2019, with Property4Media. Amongst catching up with some familiar faces, we enjoyed wine and canapes whilst celebrating some of this year’s most prestigious journalism.

 

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There were some well-deserved winners, in all aspects of the property world including some fresh faces like George Hammond winning Newcomer of the Year. As well as some experienced favourites like Carol Lewis, winning Lifestyle and Interiors Journalist of the Year. Zoe Dare Hall won Property Freelance Journalist of the Year and Ruth Bloomfield, Consumer Magazine Journalist of the Year.

Graham Norwood scooped an impressive five awards, for categories including Property Trade Magazine of the Year and Property Commentator of the Year, among others.

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And how can we forget to mention the wonderful Anne Ashworth collecting the Property Supplement of the Year award for The Times Bricks & Mortar, as well as the incredible PPA Lifetime Achievement Award 2019.

We can’t wait to see what the next year of journalism brings!


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We have moved into our new office in Oxted, Surrey

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We are delighted to have recently moved into new offices in the leafy village of Oxted, Surrey. Serviced by excellent train connections our time will be spent here and in central London. We are already feeling more productive in our new space!

Our new contact details are:

info@elevatepr.co.uk
01883 818010

38a Station Road West
Oxted, Surrey RH8 9EU

2019 has seen some exciting changes here at Elevate PR. We have welcomed new clients, expanded our team and our office space.

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Celebrating our third year, the company is continuing to go from strength to strength. We are generating even more coverage, enhancing important relationships with key journalists and expanding our client base to the overseas market.

However, we aren’t stopping there, watch this space for more company news and updates as we have lots of plans which will enable us to enhance our offering further in the coming months.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co win Property Story of the Year at The London Magazine Awards

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co, formerly Kay & Co, had a momentus year in 2018. The prime London estate agency signed a franchise agreement with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the Warren Buffet owned, leading real estate agency in the USA and took away Property Story of the Year at the 2018 London Magazine Awards.

Elevate PR immediately set to work with a PR campaign to announce the arrival of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co to the UK, reaching out to national and international media outlets.

The campaign resulted in the generation of over 300 pieces of coverage around the world, including headline articles in The Times, City AM and Wall Street Journal.

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The glittering launch party at The Gherkin was attended by hundreds of individuals including property experts, clients and the media, who all came to celebrate the announcement.

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Elevate PR submitted the successful campaign to The London Magazine for consideration in the Property Story of the Year category.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co won and we are absolutely delighted to have delivered such a successful award winning PR campaign and contributed to the company’s successful launch in the UK.

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Elevate PR welcome Newcourt Residential to its client base

We are delighted to announce that Newcourt Residential, have appointed Elevate PR to handle their PR.

Chanel Bailey, Managing Director at Elevate PR commented:“We are proud to welcome Newcourt Residential to our client base. We will be working closely with the team to deliver both corporate and consumer editorial coverage for the company. With an array of exciting current and up-and-coming schemes, Newcourt Residential is undergoing exciting expansion plans which we are looking forward to announcing via the media in the coming months.”

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Established in 2011, Newcourt Residential is a leading luxury developer with a difference. Founded by three brothers who all share a passion for unique and beautiful property, the company specialises in the restoration and conversion of historic buildings and the creation of new homes across the South East of England.

Newcourt’s enviable reputation is the result of its professional, highly skilled team, who deliver homes which are completed with meticulous attention to detail and finished with Newcourt’s signature high specification interiors. 

Situated in some of the most highly sought-after locations, Newcourt has an array of exciting new developments in the pipeline with a series of new launches set to take place in 2019/2020. Current schemes include Wadhurst Place, the refurbishment of a Grade II Listed manor house and new family homes, set within an AONB in Sussex; and Orchard Lea, a collection of four luxury houses set within a converted manor house and 10 new apartments in desirable Windsor. 

If you are interested in hearing how Elevate PR can help you, please contact us on T: 020 8224 0886

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Harrods Estates appoint Elevate PR

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We are delighted to announce that Harrods Estates, the real estate offering of global brand, Harrods, have appointed Elevate PR to  handle their PR.

With three offices in Prime Central London, Harrods Estates are specialists in luxury property.

The new appointment marks continued growth for our company. 

Chanel Bailey, Managing Director at Elevate PR commented: “We are so pleased to welcome Harrods Estates to our growing client base. The iconic global brand is an exciting addition and we are looking forward to working closely with the Harrods team to deliver exceptional results and press coverage.”

Elevate PR will commence PR activities from 1st November. 

For further information about our services, please contact us on 020 82240886 or email info@elevatepr.co.uk  

New team member at Elevate PR

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We are proud to welcome Phoebe Bagge, to the team.

Phoebe joins as Account Executive having graduated from Bournemouth University as a qualified Public Relations practitioner with a Hons degree after studying for four years.

Her background includes working in automotive inhouse and luxury agency, with clients in the food and drink industry as well as fashion.

With a year’s experience working for Honda UK during her placement year as their Corporate Affairs Assistant, Phoebe developed an understanding of PR strategy, communications and event planning. She worked with a range of top publications, gaining a repertoire of news coverage and building relationships with important press from around the world.

Phoebe has a passion for communicating in new and creative ways whether its pitching proactively to national press or managing social media accounts. Her personable approach with clients and press and love of property makes her a great asset to the team at Elevate PR.

Reach her at Phoebe@elevatepr.co.uk

Luxury Central London Estate Agency Kay & Co to Join U.S.-Based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Respected agency known for client service and market expertise will operate as
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co from November 2018

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced expansion of its franchise network into the London market by signing an agreement with luxury estate agency Kay & Co. Starting November 2018, the agency will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co.

The signing marks the second global franchisee of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices following Rubina Real Estate of Berlin in May. Kay & Co plans expansion in the prime central London market through acquisitions and joint ventures with best-in-class agencies, and the addition of up to 10 standalone offices over the next decade.

“London has been among our highest priorities as a key center for international business and an attractive market for global capital looking to invest in property,” said Gino Blefari, president and CEO of the network. “We are thrilled to enter the market with Kay & Co, a brokerage known for exceptional leadership, knowledgeable, tenured agents and relentless client service. As important, the company’s core values and growth aspirations match those of our own, steeped in trust, integrity, stability and longevity.”

Kay & Co, founded in 1982 by Chairman Samuel Bikhit, remains independently owned and operated. It serves London’s upscale Mayfair, Hyde Park, Marylebone, Regent’s Park, King’s Cross, Bayswater, Paddington and West End districts. The estate agency was recently named “Smaller Managing Agent of the Year” at the prestigious ARMA ACE Awards, which recognize the U.K.’s leading residential asset managers and suppliers. It is also a perennial honoree of the British Property Awards, a recognition program that ultimately helps consumers choose estate agencies.

“We are proud to bring the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand to London,” said Bikhit. “We believe Londoners and our many American clients in the city will embrace the brand and understand its marketing appeal.”

Martin Bikhit, Kay & Co’s managing director, added: “We are delighted to enter into this agreement with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. London is a global hub that attracts people from around the world and as specialists in the central London property market we are confident that London will remain a desirable choice for many.”

Timing for his agency’s brand transition is ideal as an influx of corporations to London will likely drive demand for luxury residential real estate, Martin Bikhit said. “We believe there will be a surge of home-buyer interest in areas across central London, driven by the arrival of global tech giants Apple in Battersea Power Station, Twitter in Soho, Instagram and Snap – the parent company of Snapchat – in Fitzrovia and Google and Facebook in King’s Cross,” he explained. “These companies and others have made informed decisions to establish hubs in London. Their employees will need homes in the months and years ahead, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co will be ready to help.”

With their network membership, Kay & Co gains access to the brand’s Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides global listing syndication, relocation referrals, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for high-end listings.

“Our longstanding clients are going to benefit from this international alliance, which will open up opportunities with fellow Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisees,” Martin Bikhit said. “We are joining a network of top U.S. and German estate agencies and as such we’re very excited for the future.”

Samuel Bikhit reflected that his family-owned estate agency has matured nicely over the years. “Kay & Co steps forward to a whole new era with a wealth of experience serving the central London market our team dearly loves,” he said. “We’ve seen boom times and we’ve endured challenging times. The experience has given us a unique insight and understanding of the areas and clients we serve, and that knowledge is hard to beat.”

Kay and Co will commemorate its brand membership in November at a gala celebration in London attended by agents, guests and representatives from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

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