36 THE RIVER MAGAZINE | Spring 2017 | F O O D & D R I N K | E stablished in Southwark in 1804, Field & Sons was the oldest independent Estate Agency in London. With over 200 years of experience, they developed an extensive knowledge of the local property market, enabling them to provide a comprehensive service to clients. After acquiring the company in 2014, Dexters has recently completed the rebrand of the offices and is ushering in a new era for the company, combining the respected presence and local knowledge of Field & Sons with Dexters’extensive reach of 28 offices in Central London and over 60 across the capital. Though the former Shad Thames and Borough offices have been rebranded as Dexters Tower Bridge and Dexters London Bridge respectively, Kennington’s name remains unchanged. Fusing the Dexters look with the Listed historical structure of the Borough office has proven particularly successful. Overall, Dexters reported a record week for sales in January, continuing the momentum generated in the last quarter of 2016. Commenting on the prospects for the market in the year ahead Andy Shepherd, Managing Director, said“We’ve hit the ground running this year. The uncertainty surrounding the property market on the back of Brexit that has been dominating the news is having little impact on our market; buyers and tenants are out in force. We booked over 16,000 viewing appointments for buyers in January and almost 10,000 for tenants. “As a London Agent, we find that buyers and investors take a long-term view, recognising that the capital is unique in its position as an acknowledged safe long-term investment,”Andy continued. “Landlords have not been put off from entering the sector and tenants are choosing to stay put for longer; our average tenancy is 18 months, but this year we’ve already seen an increasing number of three- year rental agreements.” 200Years of expertise buyers and tenants are out in force | P R O P E R T Y | DEXTERS LONDON BRIDGE 54 Borough High Street London SE1 1XL Sales: 020 7650 5100 Lettings: 020 7650 5101 w: www.dexters.co.uk