Having been recommended to Simon Korn Ltd I was very impressed with the way they dealt with our office search from start to finish. From our initial meeting with Joshua Gilbery we knew we were in safe hands, having briefed him on our requirement, he covered the West end and City office markets sourcing all of the properties within our search criteria. Once the right space was found he was quick to negotiate and agree terms which were advantageous to us in this very aggressive market place. Now we have moved and settled in I can quite happily say that Simon Korn were really on the ball and we could not have been able to carry out a full market search and negotiation without their knowledge and expertise, I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Russell Longmuir. Director General & CE O. British Quality Foundation.
As returning clients, we cannot recommend Simon Korn highly enough. Their knowledge of the market is second to none and combined with the time they invest to find out what their clients want and need, this saves a tremendous amount of time and effort. Furthermore, due to the fact that they have extremely good relationships with landlords and agents alike, they always manage to negotiate the best possible deal – whether it concerns a new lease or a renewal. We would like to make a special mention of Joshua Gilbery, who is one of the nicest and most helpful professionals we have come across in business.”
Natascha Collinson-Beije, Compliance Officer and Legal Manager, Green Street Advisors
Simon Korn has acted for us since 2004 when he located our first office in Mayfair. As our company grew, handled two more office moves together with rent and lease renewals and more recently a dilapidation negotiation. On each occasion he has outperformed our expectations and we would have no hesitation in recommending him and his team for any property related matter.
Ambrose Carey, Director, Alaco
I was fortunate to be introduced to Simon Korn by a friend of mine who had benefitted from his services two or three times in the past 10 years. I needed to find an office quickly in Mayfair with very specific features, to move my company from Paris to London. I met Simon for the first time at breakfast and by lunchtime, I already had in my inbox a wide range of offers corresponding more or less to my requests. Simon has been not only very efficient in organizing numerous visits, finding us the right space in record time, guiding us all the way in the negotiation with the landlord, but also introduced us to a great fit out company which organized our space. On top of obtaining an impeccable service from him, dealing with Simon has been extremely pleasant and enjoyable. I can only recommend him warmly.
Laurent Ganem, CEO, G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP
We have worked with Simon on three separate projects over our five year history having been recommended his services initially by one of our shareholders. He has helped us source, negotiate and move into two separate premises in Mayfair / West End London as well as dealing with a surrender of one our premises. Simon is a consummate professional who deals with clients and counterparties with openness and integrity in doggedly pushing for the best deal for his client. His years of experience within the central London property market make him someone who is solutions oriented in getting transactions over the line. Importantly, Simon is also diligent and an honest, amicable person to deal with. We will use Simon exclusively for our property matters in future and would be happy to recommend him to any person in the market for his services.
Mark Tognolini, COO, Hayfin Capital Management
Having spent many years (working with other agents) looking for a new location to develop a class leading gallery in Mayfair, a client of the gallery introduced us to Simon Korn Ltd. Simon then took time to understand our needs and identified several properties for consideration and then led the negotiation on a redevelopment and lease with one of the UK’s major landlords. He tackled each deliberation from a position of knowledge and focus and I am delighted we succeeded together. Simon was a superb addition to our team and I have now passed his details to several contacts that they may avail of his services and knowledge of the London market.
Gary Waterstone, Managing Director Europe, Gagosian Gallery
“Simon Korn acted for us during our acquisition of an office in Mayfair. Although the search took longer than expected due to lack of availability in the area, Simon remained very focused and proactive. Once we chose a property he remained very involved in the negotiation process and achieved substantial concessions on our behalf. I would not hesitate to recommend Simon Korn to others looking for office space in Mayfair and would definitely use his services for any future property searches”.
H.Mitchkovski, Gazprombank Financial Services (UK) Limited
“Dennis Publishing is one of the most successful independent Magazine publishers operating in the UK. The Group is privately owned by Mr Felix Dennis and has had enormous success here in the UK, in the USA, and worldwide. In 1992, when Dennis Publishing was a £16m turnover Magazine Publisher, Dennis Publishing was introduced to Mr Simon Korn to handle some specific property placement enquiries. As at today’s date the Dennis Group here in the UK is a £60million turnover, profitable, multi-media business. In addition the Dennis Group operates with separate Media activities in the United States producing a turnover of $US200m. The Group‘s first and last ports of call on all its property matters is Mr Simon Korn who handles all property search, disposal, rent reviews, lease renewals and general enquiries. Simon‘s team has always acted with integrity, total confidentiality, and with a true sense of commercial reality, this has always helped to bring a fair and effective conclusion to all UK property mattes for the Group”.
Ian Leggett, Group Finance Director, Dennis Publishing
“Simon has worked for us on four occasions having found our current premises, negotiated two office expansions and one rent-review. His company always maintains a very high level of involvement and has provided us with an excellent service. In particular he has always been fully committed to negotiating the best terms on our behalf. We will continue to use Simon in the future, and I have no hesitation in recommending him to others”.
Rod Richards, Graphite Capital Management LLP
“Simon has worked for us on our last two office searches, as well as providing expert challenge in a rent review process. He is currently representing us in dilapidation negotiations. He knows his market and through his extensive network of contacts takes full advantage of his exceptional negotiating skills to secure the best possible terms for his client. Simon is a professional and savvy operator and I have no hesitation in recommending him”.
Mark Lambert, Finance Director, Seymour Distribution Limited
“Simon Korn has acted for us on several matters – including the location of two new offices (one in the City and the other in the suburbs) – and his service was always first rate. They have helped deal with a number of very difficult situations and his combined skills of man management and professional expertise were vital to the successful outcome of the transactions”.
Daniel Polden, Partner, Salans
“As director of Roypark (1988) Ltd I have used Simon Korn on many projects. I Find Simon extremely knowledgeable, hardworking. capable of constructive problem solving and quick to respond to situations. Overall, he’s great to work with. Simon and his team have a particularly good sense of what clients in the Mayfair and Victoria areas want today in terms of office space and we have been given some great advice on how to optimise our office spaces. I would recommend Simon Korn readily”.
Barbara Green, Director, Roypark (1988) Limited
“Simon has worked for us for the past five years on a number of occasions. He placed us in our current offices and negotiated our extended leases. Each time Simon exceeded our expectations in each of the deals we managed to do. Not only did he obtain an extended rent free period, he also structured the deals so we could take on the space during a very tough trading period for us. As trading got better he worked his magic in finding additional space at a very favourable rent. There is no doubt we would use Simon to negotiate our future space requirements and any lease negotiations”.
David Sattin, CEO, Marks Sattin
“The City & Central Property Group have instructed Simon Korn on numerous occasions over the past five years to negotiate on their behalf in respect of office premises within their portfolio. These have included lettings, rent reviews, schedules of dilapidation, and general advice. On each and every occasion, Simon Korn’s practice has acted in a most professional manner, and achieved results which have reached our highest expectations. We have no hesitation in continuing to use him in the future”.
David Winton, Director, The City & Central Property Group
“Simon has helped navigate us through the relocation of our Head Office. His advice and expertise stretched beyond the usual remit of Property Consultant, and was greatly appreciated. We would not hesitate to recommend Simon and his team to others considering an office relocation”.
David Loewi, Managing Director, Conran Restaurants Ltd