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Dexters enters Asia with latest acquisition

Dexters has entered the Asian property market with the acquisition of LiFE Residential.

The deal strengthens Dexters position in London and also gives it a business footprint with LiFE Residential’s network of offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.

LiFE Residential has 170 colleagues, who speak 32 languages between them, they will be joining Dexters, which currently has a team of more than 2,000.


It follows Dexters acquisition of Marsh & Parsons in January 2023.  The group now operates 155 offices across London with further presence in Singapore and Hong Kong.  With this latest acquisition, the group now have 2,200 colleagues serving 42,000 landlords and advising on the sale of more than £5bn of property per year.

Andy Shepherd, chief executive of Dexters, said: “The acquisition of LiFE Residential continues to strengthen Dexters position as London’s number one sales and lettings agent and gives the business a multi-national presence for the first time in our history, with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. 

“LiFE Residential also expands our footprint in the capital’s new homes lettings marketplace since LiFE is a leading specialist in this sector with long standing clients including Galliard Homes and City & Docklands. I remain extremely confident about the London property market and believe DEXTERShas significant opportunity for further expansion through future acquisitions and new office openings.” 

Josh Larn, commercial director of LiFE Residential, said: “We are delighted to be joining Dexters, the market leader in London’s estate agency sector.

“LiFE Residential is proud to manage some 5,000 properties and represent over 7,000 tenants across the capital. Over the last 23 years we have built a strong reputation led by our high-quality new homes lettings product offering and exceptional customer service and we are excited for the opportunity for future growth provided by becoming part of Dexters.”


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