Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 14 August, 2012 OBI NEWS

Manchester based OBI Property has announced today it is to act as property advisors on the entire UK property portfolio for world leading professional services business Bureau Veritas. The portfolio totals 77, 400 sq ft of commercial buildings.

OBI will provide a strategic tenant advisory service focusing on lease renewals, rent reviews, relocations and building surveying matters across Bureau Veritas property portfolio which includes buildings in Manchester, London, Belfast, Glasgow, Birmingham and Aberdeen.

Michael Morgan, partner at OBI Property commented: “OBI is delighted to be appointed by Bureau Veritas, a market leader in their industry. We feel our fresh approach to property matters helped us stand out from the competition and we look forward to working with Bureau Veritas on its future property matters throughout the UK.”

Kyle Veitch, technical, quality and risk director at Bureau Veritas, said: “We are really pleased that OBI Property will act as advisers for our national portfolio. Their reputation is second to none in this area and we look forward to enjoying the benefit of an excellent level of consultancy and expert advice from them.”

Bureau Veritas, established in 1828, offers bespoke solutions to clients in the areas of compliance in quality, health and safety, environment and social accountability. They operate from over 20 locations across the UK, including London, Manchester and Birmingham. The 2011 revenue stood at 3.4 billion Euros for the Bureau Veritas Group.

Bureau Veritas work with numerous wide ranging industries, including oil and gas, transport and infrastructure, food, commodities, marine, power & utilities and consumer products, government services and international trade, and property.

Services offered by Bureau Veritas include, health and safety consulting and training, fire risk assessment, certification, mechanical and electrical inspection, asbestos, indoor air and water quality.

OBI Property was set up in 2010 by Will Lewis, Gary Scorah and Dominic Horridge. It is a real estate company which provides advice and consultancy to its clients which range from building owners and landlords to investment funds. In addition OBI Property provides project management on refurbishment and building projects which includes working with tenants to help them fit out their work space.