The Savills Manchester team was out in force at the North West Business Insider’s Property Awards last night (12th May) where senior director and former head of office Patrick Joynson was named Property Personality of the Year.
The award for industrial agency of the year also went to Savills, with judges stating the team’s transactions are ‘impossible to ignore’. Completing the hat trick was the award for property deal of the year, which Savills won for its £250 million sale of a 50% stake in MediaCityUK in 2015. The accolades didn’t stop there, with Manchester-based teams also named runner up for Investment agent of the year and shortlisted for Office agent of the year.
Patrick established the Manchester office in 1996 along with Mark Ridley and Peter Mallinder, setting up the highly successful office agency team based there. During his five years as head of office, he also oversaw its expansion from 120 to 200 staff and had unrivalled involvement in landmark schemes such as Piccadilly Gardens, First Street and One St Peter’s Square. Judges said: “Patrick’s wit and warmth has pervaded the property industry for over 25 years and stretches far beyond the confines of the North West. He is a key figure in creating the narrative and the buzz which gives other the confidence to invest either in buildings or people in our region.”
James Evans, head of Savills Manchester, adds: “This was an exceptional evening and one which made us all very proud to be part of the Savills team. I’d like to congratulate Patrick and all of the others from the Manchester office who’s hard work and dedication was rewarded last night.”
Mark Ridley, CEO of UK & Europe, adds: “The team continues to go from strength to strength and Patrick’s personal recognition was so well deserved.”