CELEBRATING 21 YEARS: 1996-2017
Cooper Brouard might have been a new
estate agency, when it opened its doors
on 5th August 1996, but the people
behind it were already established in the
Matt Brouard brought ten years’ experience at Guernsey’s longest
serving estate agency to his new company, having also worked
previously in the travel industry. Trevor Cooper had been a
conveyancing clerk in Court Row for twelve years and worked at
another estate agency before that, liking to remind people that three
bedroom houses on a new estate then cost £29,500.
Ross Le Marquand was the third founding partner who had
specialised in Open Market properties for many years before
opening Cooper Brouard’s dedicated Open Market department, the
burgeoning trend for shorter company logos behind the strategy not
to add Ross’s name over the door.
Cooper Brouard’s USP was wise heads with new ideas continually
embracing the technology that has revolutionised the property
industry. House particulars were printed with colour photographs,
when black and white photocopies were the norm, and 1999 saw the
company launch Guernsey’s first Estate Agency websitewww.cooperbrouard.com
, now in its fifth generation.
THE YOUNG ONES: FOUNDING PARTNERS - ROSS LE MARQUAND, TREVOR COOPER AND MATT BROUARD
GUERNSEY PROPERTY – ISSUE 31