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2nd February 2017

Team Member Featured Profile – New Homes Director, Patrick Donnelly

Patrick Donnelly Land & New Homes Director Telephone: 020 8655 4783 Email: patrick.donnelly@streetsahead.info Branch:     Patrick has been an estate agent in Croydon and the surrounding area for over 30 years and what Patrick doesn’t know about property isn’t worth knowing. Patrick is a fountain of knowledge to all the Streets Ahead family as […]

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11th January 2017

​The Body Shop opens new £1 million beauty lab in East Croydon

Ethical cosmetics firm, The Body Shop has built a £1 million “beauty innovation hub” in Croydon to help create more of its products in-house. Some of The Body Shop’s most popular products will now be developed in Croydon, including a large range of body butters which come with a variety of scents including, strawberry, pink […]

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9th January 2017

Croydon Council granted £1.4m to help tackle homelessness within the borough

Croydon Council’s pioneering approach secures £1.4m to assist in tackling homelessness Croydon Council’s pioneering approach has secured £1.4million to help tackle rough sleeping in the borough and prevent homelessness among vulnerable families and individuals. Over the next four years, £400,000 will be dedicated to helping rough sleepers get off the borough’s streets and get their […]

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Team Member Featured Profile – Nick Durkin

Nick Durkin Senior Lettings Manager Telephone: 020 8683 8112 Email: nick.durkin@streetsahead.info Branch: Crystal Palace Nick marks over a decade with Streets Ahead this year. Having joined as a trainee lettings consultant he has worked his way through the ranks to become the senior lettings manager of the Crystal Palace branch. If it is happening in Crystal […]

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4th January 2017

Two new projects designed to let young people unleash their creativity are being launched this month by Croydon council’s youth team

A creative New Year for Croydon’s young people  Two new projects designed to let young people unleash their creativity are being launched in the New Year by the council’s youth team. ‘Think it, film it’ and ‘creative art nights’ both take place at the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre, 192 Selhurst Road, South Norwood. The filming […]

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18th October 2016

Croydon Charity Nightwatch Chairman Jad Adams presented with The Lifetime Service to Croydon Award at this years annual Mayor’s Civic Awards

The fifth annual Mayor’s Civic Awards celebration has recognised and honoured the efforts and achievements of local people and organisations who have strived to make Croydon a better place to live and work. The 14 finalists who attended the awards ceremony in the Braithwaite Hall were drawn from more than 150 nominations made earlier in […]

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Free events taking place in October throughout Croydon

Free events to suit every taste in October In the lead-up to the launch festival for Boxpark Croydon on 29 and 30 October Croydon Council is helping support and promote a series of events around the town that will appeal to a wide range of tastes. On Friday 21 October St George’s Walk will come […]

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29th September 2016

Police share top 10 tips to protect your home against burglars

A list of top ten tips on how to keep your home secure from burglars has been released by police as part of a new campaign where specialist manhunt teams will track down suspects and regular high visibility patrols will be carried out in hotspots. The seasonal initiative, which aims to prevent burglaries and crack […]

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23rd June 2016

Streets Ahead sponsor Nightwatch 40th Anniversary Conference

Streets Ahead is sponsoring an important conference on homelessness to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Croydon charity Nightwatch. Marcus Jones MP, the Minister responsible for Government policy on homelessness, will lead experts in a discussion of the issues affecting homeless people at the conference in Croydon on September 21. They will look at what […]

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Streets Ahead sponsoring a great day out at Croydon Food Festival

Thousands of foodies will descend on south Croydon this Sunday (26th June) to enjoy music, entertainment and fabulous cuisine at the Croydon Food Festival sponsored by Streets Ahead Estate Agents. South End – Croydon’s famous Restaurant Quarter – will close to make way for alfresco dining and over 70 stalls serving top class dishes from […]

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3rd June 2016

Streets Ahead event experts draw 200 buy-to-let investors

  More than 200 people got an exclusive insight into Croydon’s booming buy-to-let market from leading property experts at the second Streets Ahead Investor Event (Thursday, 2nd June). Top industry commentator Kate Faulkner and Croydon’s Deputy Leader Alison Butler, Councillor for Homes, Regeneration and Planning, gave delegates the inside track on investing in the local market at […]

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24th May 2016

Check out our new local area restaurant guides

Prospective home buyers often ask us about the amenities in the areas where they are looking to settle – and they regularly inquire about the restaurants nearby. The Croydon and Crystal Palace area have an excellent selection of restaurants to choose from. So we’ve compiled Fact Files on each of the areas where we have […]

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Cumnor House pupils to design a car for Streets Ahead

Pupils at Cumnor House School are in the driving seat in a new competition to come up with an imaginative design for a Streets Ahead car. Throughout the month of June we will be inviting pupils at the school to enter the competition. The young artists who come up with the winning designs will receive […]

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17th May 2016

‘Croydon brand’ boom behind price surge says Streets Ahead director

First time buyers flocking to Croydon have pushed the average asking price of starter homes up faster in the borough than anywhere else in the country. Prices surged by 18.6% in Croydon over the past year to an average of £297,770, making it the nation’s top hotspot for first time buyer homes according to online […]

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13th May 2016

Get your FREE tickets now for our expert-led Investor Event on June 2

Tickets are going fast for the  Streets Ahead Investor Event in Croydon College Conference Centre next month. Delegates at the free-to-attend Streets Ahead Estate Agents’ sponsored event on Thursday, 2nd June will be offered an exclusive insight into the Croydon buy-to-let market from a panel of top experts. Property media commentator and author, Kate Faulkner […]

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3rd May 2016

TV property guru Kate Faulkner to address Investor Event

Get the inside track on investing in Croydon and the buy-to-let market from leading media property expert Kate Faulkner at the Streets Ahead Investor Event next month. Property expert Kate, who regularly features on national and local TV and radio, is the keynote speaker at the second Streets Ahead Investor Event in Croydon College Conference […]

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27th April 2016

Meet Michelle – our New Homes Sales Manager

Our New Homes Sales Manager Michelle Whittle is one of Streets Ahead’s most knowledgeable and trusted experts. She joins us this spring after five years working as senior sales advisor for Berkeley Homes at their prestigious Saffron Square development in Croydon. Michelle’s position at Streets Ahead takes in everything from implementing fresh ideas and innovations […]

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London Marathon man Kai raises £2,399 for charity

Streets Ahead Sales Consultant Kai Seale raised an amazing £2,399 for the Shooting Start Chase charity when he ran the London Marathon. Kai, who is based at the Croydon Central branch, ran the 26 mile course around the streets of London in 5 hours, 57 minutes and 59 seconds on Sunday, 24th April. He is […]

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Innovative new website puts our customers first

Streets Ahead’s bright new website will be even more focused on what our valued customers need and want from their estate agent. The new website, which went live this month, has a fresh new look, with easier to navigate sections, packed full of properties, news and information. The website was designed after extensive research and […]

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16th December 2015

Streets Ahead wins top honours at the UK estate agency ‘Oscars’ – The Sunday Times and The Times Estate Agency of the Year

Streets Ahead took three top honours in the UK property industry’s most prestigious awards programme, The Sunday Times and The Times Estate Agency of the Year. Gold Award: left to right, Matt Dawson MBE, Gemma Fenwick, and Gary O’Hare. At a glittering ceremony in the opulent setting of The Lancaster London Hotel opposite Hyde Park on December 4, […]

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Meet the Team: Patrick Donnelly, our Land & New Homes Director

Land and New Homes Director Patrick Donnelly beat some of the best estate agents in the country to make the final six in The Sunday Times and The Times Estate Agency Manager of the Year competition. Patrick, who was formerly the Manager of our Croydon Branch, was ‘honoured’ to be shortlisted in the prestigious national awards programme. […]

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26th November 2015

Our team celebrate double silver success at the prestigious Negotiator Awards.

Streets Ahead celebrated a double success at The Negotiator Awards this month. The glittering event, compered by talented TV impressionist, comedian, and writer Alistair McGowan, was held at The London Hilton Park Lane on 3rd November. Our own talented team picked up Silver in the Community Champion of the Year Award and Silver in the […]

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Meet the Team: Jola Bamigbola, Sales Manager, Crystal Palace

This month we profile Crystal Palace Sales Manager Jola Bamigbola. After 10 years with the company Jola says that Streets Ahead is “my second family.”  The Dad of two said: “I love the buzz of helping people make their wishes come true with regard to finding their dream home. It’s a great feeling when a deal […]

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‘Croydon is booming! says new manager of revamped South Croydon branch

The new manager of Streets Ahead’s freshly refurbished South Croydon branch says the area is a property hotspot thanks to the buzz around the borough’s multi-billion pound regeneration. Jon Claustres, who has worked with the firm for five years, commented: “Croydon is booming at the moment, with Westfield coming to the area, it has really […]

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22nd October 2015

Busy fundraising month puts Streets Ahead staff on schedule to hit £25,000 charity Foundation target for our 25th anniversary year

Streets Ahead staff are edging closer to their 2015 target to raise £25k for our charitable Foundation in our 25th year. They raised £195 from a pool tournament  at the Whitehorse Pub in Selhurst last month. The tournament was won by Croydon Branch Lettings Manager, Daniel Thornton, who kindly gave his winnings to the Foundation. […]

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21st October 2015

It’s Streets Ahead every time for Nick and Marina

Between them Nick Durkin and Marina Steel have almost 35 years of service with Streets Ahead. As valued members of the 80 strong Streets Ahead team they contribute greatly to the success of the company. We asked them about their work – and how they like to spend their time away from the office. NICK […]

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14th September 2015

Streets Ahead team tackle tough ‘Nuts Challenge’ assault course and raise £1,600 for our Foundation charity.

A Streets Ahead team took on the gruelling ‘Nuts Challenge’ race and raised £1,600 for our Foundation which raises funds for local charities and good causes. This commendable effort pushes the Foundation closer to the £25,000 target set to mark Streets Ahead’s 25th Anniversary. The 15 strong team tackled 7km of mud and obstacles with names […]

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27th July 2015

Get the inside track on the buoyant buy-to-let market at Streets Ahead Investor Forum this autumn – contact us to register your interest now

Buy-to-let and portfolio investors are invited to attend the second Streets Ahead Estate Agents Property Investor Forum in Croydon this autumn. Over 100 attendees at the inaugural Investors Forum at Croydon College Conference Centre in June were given an exclusive insight to the potential of the fast growing, multi-billion pound Croydon property market by a panel of […]

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Two summer charity sports tournaments raise £7,000 for Streets Ahead Foundation – Directors thanks sponsors and supporters

Friends, staff and client of Streets Ahead Estate Agents have raised £7,000 from two summer sports tournaments for the firm’s Foundation for local charities. The latest event – the Streets Ahead Foundation 5-a-side football tournament at Whyteleafe Sports Club – attracted 120 players and raised £2,000 in an afternoon last week. The earlier event – […]

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Highly successful Streets Ahead Property Investor Forum gives delegates inside track on Croydon’s buy-to-let investment potential

Delegates at the first Streets Ahead Estate Agents Property Investor Forum learned that Croydon property prices outperformed central London by 3% with a 19% increase in the past calendar year. Over 100 portfolio investors and first time buy-to-let investors were being given an exclusive insight to the potential of the fast growing, multi-billion pound Croydon […]

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11th May 2015

Streets Ahead directors credit “hardworking and passionate staff” for the company’s 25 year success story in a new video to mark our anniversary year

Streets Ahead Estate Agents Managing Director Bob Hay and Director Gary O’Hare have praised the firm’s hard working and passionate staff in a new video to mark the 25th anniversary year of the firm. Both said they have been “blessed” with great staff over the years who were hard working and ambitious to succeed within […]

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13th April 2015

Streets Ahead make little Elena’s dream job come true for the day!

Little Elena Buckingham is already Streets Ahead when it comes to choosing her future career. The seven year old from Norwood was inspired to become an estate agent after Dad Terry and Mum Tracy bought and sold several family homes through Streets Ahead Estate Agents in Croydon. Terry and Tracy Buckingham with their daughter Elena, […]

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31st March 2015

Crowds cheer on runners in Streets Ahead half marathon

The Streets Ahead Croydon Half-Marathon was an outstanding success as crowds turned out on Sunday to cheer on a strong field of runners and raise over £5,000 for charity. Spectators enjoyed family entertainment and activities as well as a barbecue laid on by Streets Ahead Estate Agents, who were sponsoring the event for the fifth […]

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29th March 2015

Marina’s surprise award for sterling service

Streets Ahead launched its 25th anniversary celebrations by surprising long serving member of staff Marina Steel with the gift of a Rolex watch. Marina, whose nephew is Croydon-based X Factor winner Ben Haenow, has been with the estate agency since it was founded 25 years ago by Managing Director Bob Hay and Director Gary O’Hare. […]

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28th March 2015

Agent praised after giving £5,000 to Croydon Nightwatch homeless charity

Staff at Streets Ahead have won warm praise for their ‘brilliant’ backing of the town’s homeless charity Croydon Nightwatch. Streets Ahead have been long standing supporters of the charity, which has helped thousands of homeless people since it was founded almost 40 years ago. Jad Adams of Nightwatch, the charity which helps homeless people in […]

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11th March 2015

Morello leads an exciting new era

The third exciting phase of Croydon’s £168million showcase Morello new homes development has just been unveiled by Menta Redrow. Morello – a flagship project within the town’s multi-billion pound redevelopment – will turn a largely derelict site next to East Croydon station into a vibrant, sustainable new community. Investors have already bought up almost all […]

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