CBRE’s Southampton building consultancy team has undertaken the due-diligence process for a shop acquisition in Weymouth on behalf of Julia’s House. The work was provided as part of CBRE’s established pro-bono scheme which generates significant savings for UK charities.
Julia’s House provides care for children with life limiting illnesses from diagnosis through to end of life across Dorset and Wiltshire, in their own homes, in the community and at its dedicated hospices. A second hospice, in Devizes, was opened by Martin Clunes this month as the charity continues to expand its much-needed services across the county.
Julia’s House currently has 10 shops across Dorset and is adding to this number with the proposed leasehold acquisition of 38 St Mary’s Street, Weymouth. CBRE undertook a full inspection report ahead of the transaction.
CBRE associate director Liam Small, who oversees the pro-bono work across the region, commented: “We were delighted to have been able to help Julia’s House with the St. Mary Street acquisition. The charity does such great work for families whose worlds have been put into turmoil and being able to support it by providing the due diligence report was personally rewarding for the individuals concerned.”
Commenting on CBRE’s appointment, Julia’s House project manager Maurice Fishlock said: “On behalf of Julia’s House, I would very much like to express the charity’s appreciation for CBRE’s extremely generous offer to undertake the due diligence work for our retail purchase. Julia’s House is almost entirely community-funded, receiving just 6% government funding. Without the generosity of the public and local businesses we would be unable to provide our vital service free to the families who so desperately need it.”
“I don’t want to under estimate the contribution that CBRE, Derek Johnson and Liam Small are making and would certainly come back should we need help in the future”.