"Nick Parry was appointed by me to project manage the refurbishment of a large c15th Grade 2 Listed Manor House following a flood disaster. He showed resolute character in negotiating with both loss adjustors, insurers and contractors that required demanding skills over a very high value re-build project. Without these skills, his in-depth knowledge, his attention to finest sympathetic detail combined with forceful negotiation and leadership the project would have collapsed."
"I have worked with Nick on several mutual clients and always found him to be very capable of understanding the relevant issues and dealing with them in a logical, practical and strategic manner. He has a very thorough and personable approach and is a pleasure to work with."
Martin & Company
"I don’t know anyone who could have produced such a fantastic result as you achieved in such impossible circumstances at Kiddington. Great organisation and attention to detail. I wish you luck in your new venture.."
James Laing, Consultant
Strutt & Parker
“Nick Parry was a huge help with our recent building project. He listened carefully to what we wanted and was able to advise us on a range of ways to take the project forward, suggesting improvements and refinements to our initial idea, whilst always making sure that we got what we wanted within budget. Indeed, on the basis of some initial quotes we got, I know that without Nick on board the project would have cost us more. Nick was fully committed to our project and was a pleasure to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone planning building or property improvement work."
Professor Emma Borg
“It is always a pleasure to work with Nick as he is sensible and commercial as well as being technically able. He stands back and looks at the transaction holistically and then works with his client’s solicitor to find a solution to any problem rather than simply passing the problem on. He is also not afraid to pick up the telephone or visit the site to make sure that all parties are clear on what needs to be done. I am always happy to recommend his work.”
Samantha Leigh, Partner
Henmans Freeth LLP
"Nick Parry has shown that he is no ordinary land agent particularly when working on estates and land holdings with properties and buildings of character whether listed as being of historic interest or not. His enthusiasm and experience has enabled him to advise clients to maintain and convert redundant buildings, bringing them back into gainful use, and with building performance and facilities required by 21st Century tenants.
He shows an interest in these buildings and the old crafts, materials and construction methods that went with them, and understands the sensitivity involved with Planning and Conservation Officers and with the professional teams he advises clients to work with to achieve the best results that can be achieved. He is equally comfortable with modern buildings, and upgrading tired farm buildings to extend their lives. Nick has earned the respect of both Council Officers and professional teams by involving them in the decision making process from an early stage. Subsequent projects become very quick to progress to the stage that everyone involved knows what is the maximum achievable potential, and the issues that lead to that conclusion. This provides an efficient service for clients, and greater respect for all involved.
He demonstrates a passion for this type of work, and the need to carry it out properly, and works closely with clients to ensure they understand the importance for this approach. The results clearly affect the value of the property, and it is this added value that endears him to his clients. In many instances he fulfils the role of the client as far as building projects are concerned, and his understanding of buildings and construction enables him to define briefs very quickly, adding to the efficiency of the project."
Chris Fellows BSc (Arch) Dip Arch (Birm) RIBA FRSA
F B Architecture Limited
“Nick has been successfully involved with many of our major diversification enterprises. His likeable character and professionalism makes him highly recommendable.'
D J & R D Greasby
Highlands Farm, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
“We feel very fortunate to have been recommended Nick Parry as Managing Agent for our property. His personable, practical approach and attention to detail have been much appreciated, as has his willingness to go the extra mile. He has looked after our house as if it were his own, and we have felt total peace of mind, whilst living abroad, knowing that our property is being so competently managed."
Mr & Mrs A Abbott, Long Wittenham
“I have worked with Nick on several transactions and I always find him to be friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in resolving any issues that may arise during legal negotiation. He is not only very technically able but his commercial approach ensures a good relationship between all parties which greatly assists in the smooth running in any transaction. It is a pleasure to work with Nick and Nielsen Parry.”
Nick Parry was a very competent, sympathetic and successful manager of a project following a pipe burst. He was a great communicator dealing with loss adjustors, insurers, tradesmen, owners and potential new tenants – finding the best way to resolve problems and satisfactory solutions. I would be happy to recommend his work to anyone.
Mrs F Moorhouse,