SKV Communications supports expansion of residential property management specialist urbanbubble

AWARD-winning SKV Communications has been appointed by residential property management specialist urbanbubble to raise the national profile of the business.

urbanbubble is celebrating its tenth anniversary year with impressive expansion from its North West origins across England thanks to a partnership with institutional investor Legal & General to manage Legal & General Build-to-Rent (BtR) residential schemes in Manchester, Salford, Bath, Bristol, Birmingham and London.

Having successfully provided PR support for urbanbubble for the past 12 months, SKV will continue to promote the business and founder/managing director Michael Howard with target audiences via regional and national media.

Manchester-based urbanbubble is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, having been founded by Michael after he started a tenant representation group having found the management service in the Manchester block where he lived to be inadequate.

Today urbanbubble employs 180 staff, a headcount forecast to increase to around 300 by Q1 2020.

With a sector-leading focus on customer care and service, urbanbubble has more than 8,000 residential property units under management across 80 UK sites – including 4,500 in Manchester – a total set to rise to over 15,000 by 2021.

urbanbubble’s partnership with Legal & General involves the management of West Tower, Deansgate Square, Manchester and The Slate Yard, Salford, with the firm also managing schemes in Manchester and Liverpool for developers Salboy, Elliot Group, PAG, Capital and Centric and Mulbury.

SKV director Justin Strong, who will continue to lead the SKV account team for urbanbubble, said: “Having worked with Michael and his senior colleagues to raise the profile of urbanbubble, we look forward to continuing to play a key and supportive role in the ongoing expansion and success of the business and its people.”

Michael Howard said: “It was a no brainer to extend our work with SKV as we develop into a national residential operator whilst also growing our North West portfolio as the region’s best developers, and their schemes go live and we welcome the first residents and owners. Justin, Andrew and the whole SKV team are thoroughly professional, proactive and act as advisers, not just supporting, but challenging our thinking and are an important part of our wider team here at urbanbubble.”