SPA News

Southampton Property Association Celebrates 70th Anniversary

5th June 2018

This year sees the Southampton Property Association celebrate it’s 70th anniversary with a complete rebranding launch recently at Friday Frolic’s on 25th May at Banana Wharf sponsored by Vail Williams.

The SPA was formed in 1948 as Southampton and District Auctioneers Valuers and Estate Agents Association (SAVE). It was predominantly residentially focused and took on a policing role, to ensure reputable practices were adhered to. It also provided a point of contact between members sharing details of their various negotiations with the District Valuer.

In the last 15 years or so the Association has become more centred around commercial agents and found a new role in delivering CPD. The name changed to Southampton Property Association in 1997 to demonstrate a widening of the membership base. In 2004 the Association widened the rules to include all whose business affairs are substantially property related.

The Association has a benevolent fund the trustees, are Des Ely, Richard Tuck and Tim Bizzey to whom members may make enquiries for assistance should they or their families find themselves in need.

Currently chaired by Denise Bull of Dutton Gregory the association runs a number of events through the year from an annual ball, CPD events, brewery tours, golf days, clay shooting and of course the monthly Friday Frolics.

Check out these events and more, including membership, on the SPA website at:

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Our 2018/19 Charity we are supporting is the Society of St James - a Hampshire-based homelessness charity, providing accommodation and support to over 2500 people each year. Thank you to all our members for your fund raising help thus far.

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