SPA began 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.
The first Friday Frolic was on Friday 13th May 2005 at Apartment 26 in Bedford Place when some 30 bon viveurs joined their fellow business compatriates to chew the fat over a drink, sponsored by the Commercial Property Register.
Still going strong, Friday Frolic sponsorship bookings can be secured by a £500 deposit. Typically these days a minimum Frolics spend is £1,500 to cover drinks and food and we are happy for sponsors to host at a venue of their choosing. If you wish to invite a plethora of clients we are fine with an increased budget to cover them too.
Talk to Belinda Bracegirdle email@example.com or Lucy Richmond firstname.lastname@example.org who will be only to pleased to help, or contact us via the website with your enquiry.
Also available are banner adverts on this website to promote your company/offering to the SPA members. An annual slot is £150, all proceeds go to our benevolent fund.. Please contact us if you are interested.