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Place Creation

We identify and source suitable spaces and introduce landlords to relevant businesses. As local place makers we connect businesses and work with them to curate and create desirable places. We help form distinct brand identities and build the wider character of areas that a collective of harmonious businesses create. This stage can include our associate partners – such as architects, interior designers, event specialists and property managers who can support in the creation of these vibrant places.

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  • Retailers – property finding services (rent or purchase)
  • Landlords – tenant acquisition strategy
  • Landlords – ongoing tenant management services
  • Retail Scheme Development – an integrated service from scheme concept creation to full fit out
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What we do differently

Our business model is built on personally getting to know people and their business objectives. Since 2013 we have established trust positioning us perfectly to find properties for businesses and tenants to meet visions for landlord retail schemes.

As relationships are at the heart of our world, managing tenant relations is a service we can offer for set up or on an ongoing basis. For larger scheme concepts we can provide an end to end service covering all aspects from visualisation to fit out plans to project management to sign off and handover.

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Supporting York Retail Forward CIC

We are working with York Retail Forward to help fill vacant retail properties in the city centre. Take a look at our ‘Why York’ presentation to help you choose York to invest in. For everything retail related in York, visit York Retail Forward.

Have a property to let?

If you have a retail unit available, send us the details so we can promote it on our site and put you in contact with interested businesses.

Looking for a property?

We want to make the process of finding a property in York to suit your needs a little easier. Let us know your requirements so we can let you know when suitable properties become available.

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I’ve worked with David for over a year and he has impressed with his intuitive understanding of local market conditions and creative interpretation of lettings needs. He has his ear to the ground with a uniquely impressive address book and knows who to contact to fit the vision.
Property Owner|Former Debenhams York
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Just a few more reasons to partner with us
  • 98% of Independent Life customers are repeat or long-term relationships.

  • Established and trusted broker without any underlying agenda.

  • A powerful network of independently minded people, places and enterprises.