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Midlands

Property management in the Midlands

Our work

Covering a geographical area extending from the Welsh Borders to the M1 Corridor in the East Midlands, our Birmingham based central team is the largest in terms of Property Managers.

With leisure assets complementing the office, industrial and retail properties under management, we look after approaching 1,000 tenants in almost 100 separate locations region wide. With an ever increasing portfolio of stock, the value of the current management stock is now in the region of half a billion pounds. The Midland team collect £38 million in rent from approximately 7.5 million sq ft of assets. This region is managed by Kerry Whitehill.

Key team members

Celeste Nkueno Assistant Property Manager

Having graduated within Real Estate BSc(Hons) from Birmingham City University in 2015, Celeste went on to work for GBR Phoenix Beard (now known as Savills) as a Property Analyst within the Property Management department specialising in service charge budgets, administrative reporting and billing processes for high profile clients such as Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Weslyan, B&Q, Standard Life Investments, Zurich and many more.

With 2 years of in-depth experience in service charge budgets, she now manages assets for clients such as Barberry, Chancerygate, Ribston, Cromwell, Brydell, Equites and Mayfair Capital.

Sam Bahrami Property Manager

Sam has been working as a property manager for a number of years before joining Vine Midlands team. He manages a number of industrial property in and around the Midlands.  

Aubrey Phillips Property Manager

Aubrey is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio across England of mainly industrial and warehouse premises. He has over 15 years’ experience in commercial property management.

Girish Patel Associate Partner

Responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of commercial properties including industrial, retail and offices. Girish has over 25 years' experience having previously worked at Wesleyan Assurance Society managing their investment properties followed by a short stint in private practice. Girish has been with Vine since 2005.

Ginny Simpson Reporting and Data Management

Ginny graduated from Birmingham City University in 2006 where she was studying part time whilst working at Johnson Fellows. Ginny worked at Johnson Fellows for 10 years in a variety of roles, initially employed as a Secretary, then the Accounts Department, Property Administrator, and finally as a Property Management Surveyor.

Ginny joined the Property Management team at Vine in 2013, and achieved her MRICS qualification shortly thereafter. Ginny has experience of working with a wide range of property types including industrial, retail, office and residential management.

In 2015 Ginny changed job roles and is currently a member of the Client Liaison and Portfolio Management team at Vine Head Office.

Jon Preisner Property Manager

Jon has over 15 years of Facilities and Property Management experience working within large corporate organisations such as Capgemini UK and also for managing agents Muller Professional Services and Ashdown Phillips & Partners.

Vine Property Management look after a broad range of assets in each of the key regions of England, Scotland & Wales.

Properties as diverse as multi-let industrial blocks, retail and leisure parks, regional and national headquarters buildings, hotels and city centre retail hubs all form part of our remit for our national and international clients. Below is a selection from our regional portfolio.

Our Portfolio

Take a look at the assets we manage in the Midlands.

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Martineau Place Birmingham

Martineau Place is a mixed-use development in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. It consists of over 400,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space. Vine Property Management administers a weighted service charge budget of over £900,000 per annum on the development. Tenants include Staybridge Suites, Sainsburys, Boots and some smaller independent retailers. 2 full-time staff are employed directly on site, along with another 10 employees via the security contractor. There are many challenges in managing this site, not least the ageing nature of the buildings and a rooftop car park.

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Colmore Circus Birmingham

Constructed between 1988 and 1991 Colmore Circus occupies a prime location within Birmingham’s Colmore Business District. It has 125,000 sqft of lettable office space over 8 floors with the headquarters for a major financial services mutual being the majority tenant and having four tenants in total resulting in almost 90% occupancy. The service charge budget managed is in excess of £800,000 and covers all communal areas of the site including full M&E maintenance for all centralised plant, cleaning, security and landscaping.

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The Green Solihull

This is a development site which Vine Property Management has been managing since 2015. The site consists of industrial space, a multi-let office block and also has adjoining owners (car dealership and a Hotel) which contribute to the service charge. We successfully managed the ageing office block through its final years with tenants having to put up with ageing M & E whilst funds were limited. The office block is now to be demolished. The service charge budget for the site is actively managed throughout the year as parts of the site are sold off and/or developed. The challenge is to keep the service charge regime fair and equal for all as plots fall in/out of the site.

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Trinity 3 Solihull

Vine Property Management has been managing this office block through the transition from a single let building on an FRI lease to a multi-let office block, inheriting the original tenant's subtenants. The building is a total of 49,595 sq ft over 3 floors, 2 of which are let. The void floor is to be refurbished along with the common areas and we will manage the tenants throughout this process. The service charge budget is in excess of £330,000 pa and challenges include an ageing M & E system. The new space will be grade A office space in a prominent location close to the Airport, NEC and Birmingham International Railway Station.

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Bloomfield Park Tipton

This estate comprises 35 industrial units of varying size and construction which suits local and national occupiers. Vine has managed the site since 2009 and over the years we have manoeuvred it into the safe and secure business park environment it has today. The estate benefits from palisade fencing, electronically controlled gates and CCTV throughout, all of which we manage via a service charge budget of over £78,000 per annum. Vine will continue to provide excellent property management services at the estate, supported by our accounts and credit control team also based in Midlands.

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Ketley Business Park Telford

Ketley Business Park comprises of over 110,000 sq ft of industrial, office and storage space on a site of over 8 acres. Vine took over the management of the estate in 2018 and administer a service charge budget of over £55,000 pa annum. There are over 40 tenants to manage on this estate where Vine collect rent, service charges and insurances across the 3 main types of use, industrial units, office block and storage compound. The site itself is set in a mature and attractive landscaped environment and Vine will continue to ensure is it managed in a professional manner and kept well maintained.