Lauristons was founded in August 1994 by three founding shareholders in Wimbledon in the site of the old flower shop that used to be sited next door to where our current office sits on Wimbledon Hill Road. The name was taken from Lauriston House, that used to be situated at the end of Lauriston Road in Wimbledon Village and the original livery for the business was the same colours of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. 23 years later the business is going from strength to strength and now employs over 60 people.
When Lauristons opened its doors it started immediately with a broad base and strong foundations. Residential Sales always appears to be the focus of most agents, however Lettings, Property Management and New Homes were integral parts of Lauristons from the start which has always afforded the business a level of experience, expertise and network that many respect and most would love to replicate.
New offices followed Wimbledon with Battersea in 2000, Putney in 2001, Balham in 2004, Kennington in 2015 and Wandsworth in 2016. In 2012 Lauristons became part of the LSL Group of companies, which saw the departure of two of the founding shareholders. In 2013 the remaining founding shareholder left the business and the new management team set about, with investment from LSL, in re-branding the business both internally and externally to the way it looks and feels today.
Some of the current management team were part of the business back in the 90s, so have seen the business grow, evolve and come through all the challenges that the market has had to offer in that time. They continue to embody the culture and values which made the business what it was then and make it what it is now, as important today as they were in 1994.