Our history

Nearly 200 years in real estate

We are very proud of our heritage, which sees our roots go back nearly 200 years to H.N Grimley & Son. They were first recorded as “House and Estate Agents of 13, Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham” in White’s Directory. Since then, we have grown across the country in stature and reputation. Today we are one of the largest real estate companies working throughout the UK and mainland Europe.

In 1998 we adopted the name ‘GVA Grimley’ and our expansion continued with a number of mergers and acquisitions. In 2007, we converted from a Limited Liability Partnership to a Limited Company, as part of a restructuring move that prepared the business for our next stage of strategic growth.

In 2011, the company adopted the shorter brand name of GVA to reflect a more straightforward approach to the market.

In 2014, we started the latest phase of our history, as we became a Bilfinger Real Estate company. Bilfinger Real Estate offers integrated property and advisory services from a single source, and is part of Bilfinger SE, a global engineering and service group.