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New co-owner of busy lettings branch is IT expert

The Shepherd’s Bush office has the largest lettings portfolio of all the Winkworth offices across the capital - and now it has new ownership too.

Rupal and Ravi Patel have taken over from Carl Burgess, who has been at the Winkworth Shepherd’s Bush office for 30 years, starting as a negotiator, then progressing to partner and then owner in 2012.

Rupal Patel has over 20 years’ experience in property with Savills, Goldschmidt & Howland and Ellis & Co.


He says: “Carl has built up an incredible business and we are delighted to be able to continue working with him. 

“Ravi and I are looking to acquire more offices in key locations and we are very excited to be starting with such a successful office.” 

Outgoing branch owner Burgess adds: “I have worked hard to develop the business to reflect my core principles: honesty, ethics, hard work and delivering value for money for our clients. 

“Finding a suitable replacement to hand over the baton has been a challenge. It was important to find like-minded individuals who would continue with the ethos of the business, while developing and modernising.” 

Ravi Patel - who works in IT and for whom this is a first in agency - adds: “We are keen to expand the sales operation to match the extensive lettings division, as well as continue to build on the very successful property management services. 

“We are seeing lettings up by 10 per cent, which is very encouraging. There is exceptionally strong demand, and we look forward to working with new investors who can see the potential in the sector.” 


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