Topland targets further growth with HQ move


Topland Group, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned real estate groups, is to build on a successful 12 months with the relocation of its central London head offices within 105 Wigmore Street.

Topland will take up 6,733 sq ft in moving to the newly refurbished 7th floor. The group has been based at the purpose-built Grade A West End building since 2013 and shares the building – which offers views over Portman Square and is owned by Duke Street Property – with Vitruvian Partners and Reliance Global Energy.

Topland previously occupied the second floor at Wigmore Street.

The move follows a positive 2022 for the group with growth in both its lending and development and investment activities. It provided more than £350m in debt financing across 30 loans to the UK real estate sector while advancing several key schemes, including Verdant – a new 135,000 sq ft commercial re-development of 150 Aldersgate Street – 3-4 Bartholomew Place, the refurbishment of Birmingham residential development Paradise View and a new 221-bed seafront hotel in Brighton.

Sol Zakay, chairman of Topland Group, said: “2022 was another strong year for us as a group, despite challenging market conditions. While the next 12 months are likely to be coloured by a turbulent economy, growth continues to be our focus and our newly refurbished and prestigious HQ signals our intent as we look to attract and retain leading talent from across the real estate sector.

“As was the case in 2022, we remain well-equipped to support strategic development across the UK and to do so at speed – whether through our own projects or those of our partners. We’re looking forward to seeing many of those conclude this year and taking fresh ones forward where possible.”

Tim Reade, Property Director at Duke Street Property, added: “We are delighted that Topland has decided to stay with us at 105 Wigmore Street and that our building offers compelling spaces which are ideally suited to their needs.”