World Cup success was all about the mix of experience and youth

Finance, Banking and Insurance Magazine (Asian Voice), May 2011

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It was the moment every Indian cricket fan had been waiting for – MS Dhoni launched the ball into orbit, completing the comeback of all comebacks and proving to millions of Indian youth across India and the world, that with perseverance and determination, anything is possible.

As I sat in the Wankhede that night, taking it all in, and then witnessed the scenes on Marine Drive long into the early hours, it was clear to me that the reverberations of this event would be felt far beyond the world of cricket, for years to come.

Back in the Prideview Properties office a week later, we discussed how many might have wanted Sachin to hit that final 6, scoring his 100th ton in the process, but not us. Because now it will always be MS Dhoni’s monumental swing that will be etched into our collective memory, and with it the knowledge that victory was only possible thanks to the young players, guided by the experienced ones.

In many ways the composition of the Prideview team reflects that of Team India - we have 30 years of big-hitting experience in UK Commercial Property, supported by a young, dynamic and open-minded team committed to taking Prideview to the next level.

With the guidance of the seniors, Raj and Shailesh Patel, we are expanding Prideview Properties from a commercial property specialist to a one-stop property shop covering Management, Insurance, Finance, Consortium investments, Residential and even real estate in India.

Over the years Prideview has built up a vast network of trusted contacts spanning a range of nationalities and professions; it seemed only natural to first get back in touch with that network and understand exactly what else they require in addition to commercial property consultancy, and the results were surprising.

Some of the main areas we are now increasingly assisting our network with are:
 Taking complete control of the ‘Landlord – Tenant relationship’ through proactive Property Management, leaving our clients to focus on their core businesses
 Providing ad-hoc property management services such as Lease Renewals, Rent Reviews, EPCs, Planning, Dilapidations etc.
 Shifting clients’ portfolios to significantly cheaper, like-for-like insurers
 Facilitating investment into India, currently by marketing several prime residential and commercial developments in Mumbai and Vadodara

Additionally our newest venture, Pride Equity, aims to partner up with talented entrepreneurs to grow and improve SMEs from any sector, as well as offering consultancy services to clients seeking to operate more efficiently and in particular better manage information.

And of course we are still as active as ever in the UK Commercial Property space, finding, evaluating and negotiating deals for our clients, both via auctions and privately. Some clients require financing, some require a safe investment to beat the low savings rates and others are looking for good deals, none of which, in this market, are easy to find. Whatever it is that you require, we would like to talk to you.

To speak to one of our team, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0208 863 8680 or contact us to learn more. And to join our quarterly newsletter which summarises all the ways in which we are helping our clients make and save money, please email me at
We are enthusiastic and keen to assist in whatever way we can. As the young Virat Kohli so rightly said moments after victory: “Sachin has carried the burden of Indian Cricket for 21 years, it is time we carry him on our shoulders”

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