What Our Clients Say
Our experience working with Roger Hannah has been nothing but positive. The Property Management team invest time into understanding the intricacies of the building that they manage and are diligent and proactive in their approach but importantly whilst being commercial too. Would highly recommend.
Capital & Centric
Max Bentham - Development Director
From the time the previous tenants vacated, the Agency team at Roger Hannah have managed the situation very professionally. I was impressed on how they kept me continuously informed on actions taken and eventually securing a new deal. Throughout the process I felt reassured.
Commercial Portfolio Owner
Roger Hannah have managed our portfolio since 2010 and provide us with a full package of property management functions. They arrange everything for us and deal with every issue that arises. All we do is sign new leases and check our bank account. They stand out above their contemporaries insofar that they tell us about problems which have arisen and what they have done to solve them. Other people we have had, constantly wanted us to make decisions for them. Roger Hannah have the skills to know what needs to be done, have the confidence to get on and do it and report it to us afterwards. True management professionals.
I have been a client of Andrew Bradburn for over 27 years, and in that time, ably supported by the other Directors and staff of Roger Hannah's with utmost professionalism and helpfulness. Excellent service, long may it continue. Highly recommended.
Vincent Crolla - Director
I have found Roger Hannah to be very professional and diligent in their approach to property management and building surveying. They have good people and always communicate well. Would highly recommend.
Maryland Securities Ltd
Robert Timson - Associate Director
I appointed Roger Hannah on a small portfolio earlier this year which needed a period of solid professional property management work. This they have completed quickly and to a high standard in difficult circumstances. Well done to Paul and his Property Management team.
Commercial Portfolio Owner
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From the moment we take on an instruction, our intention is to deliver the best service to our client and the best experience for their tenants.
With over 3 million square feet of real estate under commercial management, our flexible team uses their expertise to meet the needs of our clients, tenants and their visitors. We collect over £16 million of income, from over 1000 tenants and this is all done from our City Centre base, where we have Property, Facilities and Financial Management, all working together.
Investing in commercial property is an extremely exciting prospect for new and existing investors alike. However, the reality of investing in any property type is that there are several aspects you need to consider if your investment is to be a success.
The first is the building itself in terms of its suitability for the intended use and whether repairs or renovations are required to bring it up to standard. There may also be restrictions that will either limit or expand your pool of tenants and ultimately your rental income. In addition, you will need to arrange ongoing maintenance to the building, so that it complies with regulations and promotes tenant retention.
Property management must also cover all the administrative tasks including finance and marketing, as well as tenant liaisons. After all, the property should not be viewed in terms of its financial value alone, but as a place that people will actively use on a daily basis.
As the requirements for property management are so broad, this is the number one reason why owners of commercial buildings outsource the management aspects to a commercial property manager instead.
Roger Hannah specialises in all aspects of commercial property management. With extensive knowledge of the North West property market, our expertise is second to none.
It’s important that there is a stable rental income for a landlord and we know that the way to protect this is to ensure tenant satisfaction. We try to avoid unplanned occurrences and technical issues but when they do happen, we react quickly and deliver solutions through our dedicated Facilities Team.
A close working relationship with our Property Managers ensures that there is a seamless service and our people have a desire to minimise any disruption. Our aim is to allow you to focus on your day to day business, by making sure we are taking care of ours.
What Are The Different Types Of Commercial Properties?
- Amusement arcades
- Community halls
- Healthcare facilities
- Petrol stations
- Scrap yards
- Shops (including shopping centres)
- Takeaway outlets
- Taxi firms
- Waste disposal
The above property types have a classification that at the time of writing includes Class B, Class C, Class E, Class F and Sui Generis. This system is designed for planning procedures to be simplified.
In some cases, it is possible to change the use of a building, which is also something we can advise on, along with the full regulations that accompany your building’s particular classification.
What Is Commercial Property Management?
Commercial property management oversees the running of a building on behalf of the owner.
There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to successfully manage any commercial space. Most property investors do not have the time, knowledge or resources to manage their own commercial properties to their full potential.
Instead, they opt for commercial property management so that they can benefit from the wealth of experience this will bring to their investment.
Our property management services for our commercial clients includes:
All buildings will require maintenance to ensure they are safe, clean and professional spaces for your tenants to run their business from. Ultimately, your building is a reflection of your tenant’s business, so all those who use the space must get what they need from it.
Building consultancy includes aspects such as condition surveys, project management and planned preventative maintenance. It is a complete service that starts the moment the building is being considered for purchase, through to tenants actively using the space.
Commercial property management has several financial components. This includes aspects such as rent collection, lease renewal, service charge recovery, invoicing and reporting.
Day To Day Management
Tenant retention is integral to any investor landlord. Property managers will take responsibility for the relationship between yourself and your tenants, ensuring you are professionally represented at all times.
We have a proactive approach to tenant communication that includes regular site inspections. A commercial property facilities manager will be assigned, working in tandem with our finance team to keep the day to day running of your building ticking over as it should be.
Health & Safety Advice
As a building owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure the safety of all those who use the space including your tenants, their customers and the general public.
Each building is unique in terms of its age and construction, so requires a tailored approach when planning any maintenance work or making substantial changes.
As a property investor, we know that managing a commercial property is a complex operation. If you or your team doesn’t benefit from 40 years of property management experience as we do here at Roger Hannah, then the best solution is to find a company such as ourselves that does.
We will bring our combined expertise together that spans building consultancy, land and development, finance, facilities management and much more as part of our 50 strong team into your project.
The question should actually be, ‘What doesn’t a commercial property manager do?!’.
Commercial property managers offer building consultancy, lease renewal and advice, business rate advice, facilities management and agency services to market your property.
In a nutshell, they take care of all the tasks involved in running a commercial building that requires due diligence and expertise to complete successfully both from an investment standpoint as well as a legal one.
Only you can make that decision as no two investors are the same. Though they are some industry basics we can shed light on here that may help you make an informed decision alongside consulting a financial advisor.
The benefit of residential property is that the capital needed to invest is often lower, and there is always a good demand for housing. A tradeoff is that the potential profit is reduced since rental income for a residential property is not as healthy, compared with if the building was being used for business purposes.
Commercial property is something investors usually aim towards once they have built up their residential portfolio, as the initial investment is higher than residential. With the vast range of commercial building types to invest in, commercial property gives greater flexibility and far higher potential yields for investors and developers alike.
As with any kind of property purchase, it is always a good time to buy so long as the investment has been subject to the correct research and advice.
Aspects to consider when buying commercial property are the intended usage of the building, suitability of the area, the flexibility of the space, local transport links etc. When each of these elements has undergone thorough planning and research, you are far more likely to achieve success as an investor.
Roger Hannah specialises in commercial property investment, focusing on the acquisition and management of the property. We offer a tailored approach to each client so that the potential of each commercial project is reached.
The same care and attention should be expected from all property managers, regardless of whether the client is in the residential or commercial sector.
However, the main differences are that commercial buildings have different practical, financial and legal requirements attached to them. This means your property manager should specialise in the specific sector to be able to fulfil your requirements.
If all commercial buildings were exactly the same it would be easy to give a straight answer. As they are not, we and other commercial property managers alike can only advise you of our fees once we have had a consultation with you.
Property management is an investment in itself that will save you time, money and energy which is why it is relied upon by our clients.
Due to inflation not to mention the increased value of your building over time, rent reviews will be considered at specific periods. As part of our commercial property management, we assist our clients with various financial aspects relating to the running of their building, including rent reviews.
We have previously written a blog post on ‘How do I navigate a rent review?’ which goes into further detail about what the process involves.
Commercial Property Management Manchester
Roger Hannah are commercial property management experts with over 40 years of experience. We manage over 3 million sq ft of commercial buildings for over 1,000 tenants.
Based in Manchester City Centre, we also cover the North West of England including Altrincham, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bootle, Burnley, Bury, Cheadle, Chester, Denton, Dukinfield, Hyde, Leyland, Liverpool, Newton-Le-Willows, Oldham, Prescott, Preston, Rochdale, Sale, Salford, Stalybridge, Stockport, Stretford, Ulverston, Warrington, Wigan and Worsley.
If you are looking for commercial property management, or if you’d like further help or advice on anything we’ve mentioned above, we’re here to help.
Call us today on 0161 817 3399 or fill out our contact form and our friendly, knowledgeable team will be in touch.