Henry Wiltshire, which has a base in Admirals Way, has opened a new office in Vauxhall to get in ahead of the huge regeneration of Nine Elms.
Sales director Kyle Spence, head of lettings and property management Ian Spencer and marketing director Chris Galkowski said they wanted to be in place for when properties started to move significantly.
Chris said they moved into their office in Vauxhall bus station and started operating in January.
He said: “We are a couple of years ahead of the curve (moving in here now).
“There still aren’t that many other agents in the area, so it’s great we’re in here now – it’s a long term plan.”
The team is also already working within the community striking up relationships with local businesses, services and also thrashing out an exclusive deal with the local chamber of commerce
Chis said: “We’re trying to be more than an estate agent – it’s about contributing to the community as well.
“Our new office is already attracting attention and we’ve had plenty of people walking in to ask us about the area.”
The full regeneration is expected to be complete by 2022, with Battersea Power Station and the Vauxhall Tower already bringing plenty of buying attention to the area from those looking to invest early.
There will be 18,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs created, an underground Waitrose, the embassies of the USA and the Netherlands and two new stations.
Chris said: “Canary Wharf in the 1970s when it was transforming – that’s what you are looking at right now here – that old industrial section of London, which is going to be turned into a new-build, high-tech area.”
Ian said: “People that don’t want to be living in the City or Canary Wharf will gravitate here – with the money going into the developments it’s not just going to create new homes but a lot of new resources.”
The team recommend buying earlier rather than later as well, with the average price per sq ft in the SW8 area increasing by 35% within the last three years.
Chris said: “I would say definitely buy now as prices have already shot up so much within the last two years and they will continue to grow.
“If you buy here you’re going to be living in one of the most developed areas in London since the war – there’s £16billion of regeneration going into it.”
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