DeVono is the UK’s leading occupier-only real estate consultancy firm.
We specialise in providing clients with bespoke real estate solutions to support their business objectives. At a time when the office is under pressure to perform, we understand the challenge and our responsibility as advisors.
Our goal is to gain a thorough understanding of each client’s business and workplace needs. This allows us to develop a tailored workplace brief and future footprint strategy.
Success is not defined by completing an office transaction, but through ensuring that working culture is positively impacted by real estate choices, with an engaged workforce. We believe passionately that real estate can be an enabler for improved business performance and the long-term success of our clients is at the heart of everything we do.
In the UK alone, we’ve saved our clients:
DeVono was founded in 2003 with a vision to provide conflict-free commercial real estate advice exclusively to occupiers.
We pioneered fair and equal representation for occupiers in the UK and continue to be the leaders of our industry today. Over the years, we have been acknowledged by industry press as the ‘most active’ agent in the UK and have continually expanded our service lines to support occupiers through every stage of their real estate life cycle.
Our goal has always been to offer our clients an integrated experience, meeting their needs across all aspects of their property requirements. Today we are able to deliver a full complement of commercial real estate services covering Workplace Consultancy, Occupier Advisory, Serviced & Managed Offices, and Design & Build – all exclusively for the benefit of occupiers.
We are proud to be working with people who want to make a difference.
We have grown our business by harnessing the best in our people and aim to create a sustainable environment that ensures continuous improvement through everything that we do. We strive to engender loyalty, advocacy and trust, not just from our clients but from our people too.
Our culture is centred on happiness and high motivation, always sharing in our challenges and successes together. We work hard to enhance our team’s work-life-balance, because we know that this is the best way of delivering positive outcomes and building long-term relationships with our clients. We have all helped to shape our business and know that our input, however large or small, is valued and contributes to our journey.
Our core principles define the way we work as a team, in partnership with our clients. They underpin everything that we do and set the foundation for the service we provide.
We are committed to behaving both sustainably and responsibly.
We’re passionate about ensuring that every impact we make is positive, delivering against our environmental and social priorities. During the COVID-19 pandemic we provided pro-bono support to hundreds of businesses around the UK in their dialogue with landlords and providers. Our business and our people also raised funds for the NHS and several other mental health charities to support our communities through these challenging times. Over the years, we have fundraised for a variety of charitable organisations and causes as part of our ongoing commitment to helping others.
We know that our sector has a significant role in helping the UK reach Net Zero. We’re actively committed to reducing waste, conserving energy, and playing our part in the collective effort to reduce carbon emissions. Our design and build team, Dthree Studio, has helped hundreds of clients realise their sustainability aspirations. All of Dthree's designers are in the process of becoming WELL accredited, with the company also being the first in the sector to fully align its culture and services with the UN Sustainability Development Goals.
"I was impressed by the service I received from DeVono when it came to finding new offices. They considerably reduced the stress, hassle and time that this process would have otherwise involved and we are chuffed with the end result."
"“We are delighted have found a home at Seven Dials Warehouse and commercial real estate framework that is not just fit-for-purpose now, it enables us space to grow in the future. DeVono Cresa has helped us to realise our ambition of providing a sustainable and ‘appropriate’ long term home for the business.”"
"We’re delighted to have found a home at Seven Dials Warehouse and a commercial real estate framework that is fit-for-purpose, and one that gives us space to grow in the future. DeVono Cresa helped us realise our ambition of providing a sustainable and ‘appropriate’ home."
"With the myriad tools available to brokers, for me, the key ingredient to a successful partnership is how acutely our needs are heard and translated into action. The entire team at DeVono deciphered our ambitions with patience, pragmatism and good humour. Not only did they present options that answered the questions I had, they provided alternative directions informed by their local expertise, which, being based in the USA, was vital for me to be able to make solid, well-informed decisions. I would not hesitate to recommend."
"We have used DeVono as our property advisers for a number of years. Their greatest strengths lie in their ability to understand quickly what is required and to grasp all the relevant issues. They regularly ‘think outside the box’ and offer creative solutions to complex problems. We have no hesitation in recommending them."
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