Track Record


Client Testimonial

“Chris was fundamentally integral to the search and acquisition of our new HQ building. The need to find a property in the Coventry area was vital to retain our local workforce. The team identified the ideal industrial warehouse / production unit but it was beset with a number of potentially insurmountable challenges. Chris successfully secured the building on our behalf within a very tight timeframe and expertly handled all aspects of the process, much of which was daunting. We are truly delighted with the outcome and look forward to working with the team at Darby Keye Property in the future”.

Luke Benton, Director, MNB Precision Limited


To identity and acquire a HQ building of approximately 25,000-40,000 sq ft situated ideally on the west side of Coventry on behalf of MNB Precision Limited. The property would need to include a higher than average office content and a minimum incoming power of 140 kVA.


  • Understand specific client objectives:
    • Accommodate rapid growth within a strict timeframe
    • Retain ‘local’ skilled staff from the Coventry area
    • Purchase only – provide assistance with funding
    • Procure and advise on upgrade in power
  • Advise on current market conditions (specifically freehold availability)
  • Identify ‘on’ and ‘off’ market opportunities
  • Establish a shortlist
  • Inspect, measure and provide value added advice
  • Obtain proposal(s) / purchase terms
  • Advise on the advantages / disadvantages of each proposal
  • Advise on mitigations of any future liabilities
  • Negotiation of the best terms possible
  • Agree final heads of terms and instruct lawyers
  • Oversee legal process through to successful completion


Darby Keye Property successfully acquired an Industrial Warehouse / Production Unit of approximately 30,000 sq ft with expansion land just off Torrington Avenue in Coventry. The property met all of the client’s criteria and the transaction completed ahead of schedule.