We were established in 2000 by Nick Lahey-Bean, previously Head of Commercial Property Management at Savills Plc and subsequently Director of Real Estate (Europe Middle East Africa) at NCR Corporation.
The world was a different place in 2000, but some things never change - companies using commercial property were beginning to rebel against landlords who were insisting on unreasonably long leases - particularly in the UK. Our clients were asking for advice on shorter term leasing options, and companies like Regus and MWB Business Exchange were pioneering the concept of short term fully serviced offices, not only in the UK but also in many other countries around the world.
In response to client demand, Abacus Real Estate found itself becoming an expert in this niche property market acting on behalf of both owners and occupiers. We began to accumulate such a wealth of knowledge and information on business centres that we decided to make that information available through our website to anyone looking for offices in any of the main cities of the world.
In 2003 we were awarded "Property Agent of the Year" by the Business Centre Association for our work in the serviced office industry. We believe this reflected our innovative and professional approach to the marketing of serviced offices and an appreciation of the quality of the advice we were giving to companies seeking office space throughout the world.
Nick Lahey-Bean FRICS
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Nick is a Chartered Surveyor with more than 40 years of experience in the commercial property industry. He has advised Pension Funds and both Institutional and Private Investors in the management of their commercial property holdings including Boots Pension Fund, Guinness United Distillers, The Welcome Foundation, Standard Life, Union Bank of Switzerland, Sumitomo Bank & Kings College Cambridge.
In addition he has provided consultancy advice to a broad cross section of companies who have used commercial property in support of their business. These companies have included AT&T, British Telecom, Cadbury Schweppes, Dun & Bradstreet, Ernst & Young, IBM, NatWest Bank, Otis Lifts, Reuters, Silicon Graphics, NCR Corporation, The Institute of Chartered Accountants and Avco Trust.
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Helen has more than 15 years of experience in the property industry, previously with Knight Frank, Protego Real Estate and MWB Group and more than 7 years with Abacus Real Estate. She specialises in the London serviced office market and also advises companies looking for serviced offices internationally. Nick and Helen are a father & daughter team and have worked together for more than 10 years.
Helen's clients have included Dixons, The Brazilian Tourist Board, Exact Software, Success Appointments, Lee Hecht Harrison, Freescale Semiconductor, Flame Employment, SalesForce.com & Forex Capital Markets.
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Sophie has a degree in Business Management and has many years of experience in Administration and Customer Service. Her career has been varied, having started in the motor and finance industries followed by Business to Business environments in manufacturing and IT. Sophie’s interest in property brought her to Abacus Office Finder where she has continued to build upon her skills and knowledge. She has developed a detailed understanding of the serviced office market and advises/supports a wide variety of clients looking for offices all over the world.
Dominique De Sylva
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Dominique had over 10 years of business experience gained in a number of different industries before joining Abacus Office Finder. Working with our property systems she has developed a wide knowledge of the serviced office industry as a whole and has had dealings with serviced office operators and business clients all over the world. She liaises with the owners of serviced offices everywhere helping them to keep their information on our website up to date and is able to match clients' office requirements with space available in almost any location you might choose.
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“Everything has gone very well - up and running within two days. The decision to go with them was very easy. I promise to keep you in mind for when we need office space again. Thanks for being so responsive.”
“Thanks very much for the service. I found the ideal office from the range of people you referred. Great service which I'd be happy to recommend to anyone.”
“Thank you so much for your support and efforts in helping me find a lowest priced virtual office address with phone no. I have emailed the operator in London and we hope to sign an agreement soon.”
“Thank you for all of your efforts. We did meet with the owners and had a good tour with them. Thank you once again, I will certainly refer who ever might need your services to you.”
“Thank you for all the information you have provided and for your time, it has been greatly appreciated and very useful.”