Race is on for property specialist

With the deadline looming for ticket applications for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, one Lytham company is already firmly out in front when it comes to providing prestige properties for the event.

As demand for tickets for cycling, aquatics, artistic gymnastics, shooting and triathlon outstrips supply, thoughts are rapidly turning to accommodation and creating a home from home for athletes, media companies and fans alike.

“We’ve already let a number of properties in the Glasgow are for the 2014 Commonwealth Games,” explains JGL Sporting Links director, Clemmie Lever. “We’re working at Gleneagles for next year’s Ryder Cup and on the Wirral ahead of next year’s Open at Royal Liverpool.”

When the family estate agency was formed 60 years ago, renting multi-million pound houses out to the stars of golf, horse-racing and athletics was not in the plans, but that’s just what the current generation of the Lever family are doing.

Under www.jglsportinglinks.co.uk, brother and sister directors Ben and Clemmie Lever have secured a niche market providing prestige properties around major golf, athletics and horse racing events.

Traditional estate agent activities are still at the core of what JGL do, however the transition into sporting event property isn't a recent move. Alongside their appointment as R&A’s only official lettings supplier at the last three Opens at Royal Lytham, in 1996, 2001 and 2012, JGL also undertake accommodation relocation services for major companies including a very strong middle east client list. Add to this home buying, selling and rental services and this family business is sure to continue its 60 year legacy under the new generation.