In the agent's own words...
Today, the world of property is changing faster than ever before. We have also changed to help our clients keep pace and take advantage of new markets and opportunities. As the big players get bigger and more process driven, our clients have told us there is a real gap in the market for high quality service to be delivered at scale with a personal touch. Cluttons differs from other companies because we offer a truly partner led service. Each client assignment is led by a partner who has a vested interest in delivering sound advice that our clients can trust.
Whether managing the portfolio of a global technology giant, offering funding advice, selling land, valuing an unusual property or letting a home, we make it easy. We don’t wait to be asked. We deliver ideas and solutions that improve the efficiency and value of your assets. And when it comes to advice, we cut to the chase, because we know the best decision is an informed decision. There through every step of the process, we keep things straightforward, simplifying complex challenges and ensuring your peace of mind.
We provide a wide range of commercial and residential property services, including asset management, valuation, corporate services, telecoms and consultancy. Our clients range from international corporates and institutional investors, to private individuals and families. Founded in 1765, we now employ over 250 staff through a network of offices in the UK and internationally.
For more information on the services we offer, please view our company brochure.
Cluttons is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Cluttons was one of the early pioneers of surveying and traces its roots back to 1765, when William Clutton took over his father-in-law’s surveying business in Sussex and began trading under his own name. William developed a prosperous country and land agency business, into which he was followed by his son, then by three of his grandsons. One of those grandsons, John Clutton, moved to London in 1837 to found the London business. John’s brothers remained in Sussex to concentrate on the land agency business, which continues today as RH & RW Clutton, an entirely separate firm.
John Clutton, born in 1809, was destined to become the most eminent surveyor of his generation, building firm foundations and an enviable client base for the London business from which the present day Cluttons has grown, as well as being a joint founder and the first president of the Surveyors’ Association (later the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). John Clutton died in 1896, leaving a thriving business to his successors, including four further generations of the Clutton family.
Cluttons grew steadily in the first half of the 20th century, capitalising on the surge of development activity that followed building restrictions during the First World War, and increasing urban and rural property and estate management activity in particular. Growth continued after the Second World War, still with the emphasis on management and general practice instructions, but with increasing diversification as the years passed. New teams evolved, devoted to commercial investment, occupational agency, planning and development, and the firm opened a commercial office in Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, to accommodate them.
The 1970s saw Cluttons’ first foray into the Middle East, as one of the first firms of chartered surveyors to open offices in the region. Cluttons is now long-established in the area, with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Bahrain and Oman.
In 1997 Cluttons merged with Daniel Smith, another long-established (1775) traditional management and general practice partnership. Daniel Smith’s approximately 100 partners and staff brought the total complement of the combined firm to over 500 people and the similar professional backgrounds to the two businesses gave the firm renewed strength and depth in the core areas of management and consultancy. Similar businesses and cultures made this a highly successful merger.
On 1 April 2005, Cluttons became a Limited Liability Partnership and now employs more than 450 staff worldwide, operating in over 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
WHY CHOOSE CLUTTONS?
At Cluttons we provide high quality service and advice that’s delivered with a personal touch. Our ambition is to be the real estate services company that delivers the highest levels of client satisfaction. Whether it’s managing the portfolio of a global technology giant, offering investment advice, selling land, valuing an unusual property or letting a home, we make it easy.
A strong international presence
We have a fast growing international presence and serve a wide range of corporate clients in over 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Since 1976 we have established a strong track record and reputation with local banks in the Middle East. We are also the partner of choice in the region for corporates, developers and private investors.
A partner led service
Each client assignment is led by a partner who has a vested interest in ensuring a high quality of service. Their ability to offer good judgement gives our clients peace of mind.
We are proactive
We don’t wait to be asked. We deliver ideas and solutions that improve the efficiency and value of your assets. Our insight and informed understanding enables our clients to anticipate potential issues and opportunities.
We make the complex simple
We help clients navigate the world of real estate by guiding them through complex property issues to enable them to make informed and intelligent decisions.
Residential and commercial property expertise
We are one of the few players with genuine expertise in both the residential and commercial property markets. Our services include residential sales and lettings, commercial leasing and investment, property and facilities management, consultancy and valuation.
We also provide tailored solutions for TMT (technology, media, telecommunications) companies, utilities, charities, banks, private clients, corporate occupiers, developers and the London Estates.
We deliver a programme of research on commercial and residential real estate markets to help our clients identify the challenges and opportunities they present.
OUR 250TH YEAR
2015 marks a great anniversary for Cluttons as it is now 250 years since William Clutton formed the business in 1765. Throughout its history Cluttons has always been a forward thinking organisation and it is that spirit of innovation that we want to capture for this anniversary year.
Forward thinking through our history
Ever since 1868 when John Clutton jointly founded and became the first president of RICS, Cluttons has had a pioneering approach to business. The company was the first property manager for London’s great estates and was then at the forefront of development booms following the first and second World Wars. In the 1970s Cluttons led the way to become the first surveying firm to establish itself in the Middle East – a region where we are now market leaders.
Forward thinking today
Over recent years our forward thinking approach has led us to be in 50 countries internationally and we are now entering new markets like India, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia. We have set up a global facilities management business that now operates in over 100 countries around the world and our market leading Telecoms team manages one of the largest corporate mandates in the UK.
250 years of forward thinking
Forward thinking is the theme for our 250th anniversary year and we have put together a programme of research, events and competitions to explore innovation in our market and push the industry forwards. Find out what we’ve got planned on our 250 calendar page or look out for the Twitter hashtag #Cluttons250.
250 Charity Challenge
At Cluttons we are extremely proud to have been around for 250 years. Reaching this milestone couldn’t have been done without the support of the industry and we want to give something back to say thank you. We will be challenging our own employees and the industry to raise £250,000 for disadvantaged young people through LandAid.
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