Harrods Estates

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Harrods Estates
Type Private company
Industry Real estate
Founded 1897 (London)
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Services Estate agency
Website www.harrodsestates.com

Harrods Estates is a London based estate agent which offer services for buying, renting and managing property. Harrods Estates was started in 1897 and has expanded gradually since then. In 2005 a second office was opened in Mayfair.

History[edit]

Harrods Estates, part of the Harrods group[1] (Harrods, Harrods Aviation, Air Harrods, Harrods Bank and Harrods Corporate Services), were founded in 1897 and occupied a discreet position on the ground floor of the main Harrods building before moving three times between 1904 and 1908 as the team expanded in size from two employees to 20.[2]

In 1919 the office moved across the road to 62-64 Brompton Road and provided an additional Auction Hall in the floor above, but in 1944 the office suffered a direct strike by a V-I Flying Rocket also known as a 'doodlebug rocket' which demolished the building.[3] However, close to 300,000 packets of papers survived and a temporary move to the Wholesale office on Hans Crescent meant not a single day of work was lost.[4]

Harrods Estates relocated its headquarters two more times to Basil Street then Park Lane, London [5] before making their last move in 2001 when they returned to Brompton Road, this time number 82 - giving them a location directly opposite the main store and just yards from their original premises.

Services[edit]

Harrods Estates specialise in prime central London properties. They currently have two offices located in Knightsbridge and Mayfair which serve those areas [6]

  • Residential Sales
  • Residential Lettings
  • Developments
  • Property Management
  • Asset Management
  • Russian Desk[7] - providing a translation service
  • Middle Eastern Desk[8] - providing a translation service

Clients can be referred to additional relevant services offered by Harrods, including:

  • The Studio[9] - Harrods Interior Design service.
  • By Appointment[10] - a personal shopping service provided within Harrods by advance booking only.

Expansion[edit]

Between 1937 and 1980, Harrods Estates opened in a further six locations which have since closed, four within the UK and two international offices.[11]

In 2005 they opened a second office at 61 Park Lane, Mayfair which remains today.[12]

2013 will see the launch of a third office, located in Chelsea, London.[13]

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