New Century 21 UK Agency Branch Opens In Prestigious Westminster Area

Jeremy Gordon, (Century 21 Westminster Associate), Dani Roberts and Rachel Griffiths (both Century 21 UK), Paul Corcut (Century 21 Westminster Owner), and Ryan Woolley (Century 21 Westminster Associate) celebrate the launch of the Westminster office Century 21 UK, the estate and letting agency franchisor and part of the world’s largest residential estate agency organisation, has opened its latest branch on Buckingham Palace Road in London’s famous Westminster area.

The franchise is owned by Brighton-resident Paul Corcut who has spent much of his career working in London as well as gaining experience in international markets including Russia. Corcut’s new team speaks five languages between them, an attribute that makes them perfectly suited to an area as cosmopolitan as Westminster.

Century 21 Westminster will concentrate primarily on the provision of residential property sales and letting agency services such as introductions and management within the SW1 postcode in Central London.

Corcut and his team have ambitious growth plans for the next five years and aim to become a force to be reckoned with in terms of property letting, management and sales in the Victoria, Pimlico and Westminster areas.

Corcut commented: “Being the newest office of the world’s largest residential estate agency organisation – operating in one of the most important business and Governmental areas of the UK – means that we will be able to offer local vendors and landlords a genuinely global service which may give us an edge over some other local practices. The experience and language skills of our team enable us to provide a truly international offering and genuine expertise in dealing with Russian and Chinese clients.

"Our new branch will bring total professionalism to property services in Westminster, allied to absolute discretion and faultless efficiency. Given Century 21’sglobal clout, we are better placed than any other local agent to source international buyers and to assist local landlords in acquiring tenants from overseas. What’s more, our portfolio can now be seen by overseas companies and individuals seeking to buy and rent properties, through the Century 21 Global portal. With more than 7,100 independently owned and operated offices employing more than 100,000 property professionals in over 74 countries, Century 21 is a truly international brand and I am proud to be part of the largest residential estate agency organisation in the world.”

Rob Clifford, Chief Executive of Century 21 UK and Group Commercial Director of Shepherd Direct Group, said: “While we have ambitious growth plans to dramatically increase the number of UK branches in the Century 21 group, this expansion doesn’t come at any cost and we are extremely diligent in assessing the suitability of potential franchisees. Paul’s knowledge of the London property market, his experience of working in different countries and the impressive plans he has for the Westminster office was a perfect fit with what we envisioned for a franchise in that area.

"We are convinced that he and his bilingual team will deliver quality estate and letting agency services not just to the people of SW1, but to international customers far beyond that. In the other direction, Paul can rest assured that he now represents a truly international brand that operates to the highest standards in the local and national marketplace and while we have every confidence that his expertise can ensure the Westminster branch of Century 21 becomes a real success, we are on hand to offer him all the support he needs to help realise this potential.”