About Us

Floorspace was established in 1998 as a property development and lettings business. 

Floorspace operates throughout South Manchester in areas such as: Didsbury, Chorlton, Whalley Range, Fallowfield, Rusholme, Victoria Park, Levenshulme and the City Centre.

Floorspace is renowned for quality of service in the student and professional lettings markets. This reputation is based on simple principles: to provide top-quality houses, at competitive prices, with a guarantee of excellent customer service. Floorspace also provides a lettings and management service for other property owners.

After over sixteen years of trading, Floorspace has formed a reputation for excellence in the development of residential properties for both the sales and lettings markets.

The business has further developed into acquiring investment properties on behalf of investors.

We provide a full maintenance service to existing landlords, specialise in every-day maintenance of rented accommodation and undertake construction projects of varying sizes: new Builds; extensions; re-modelling; loft and cellar conversions – no job too big or small! Floorspace provides a building and construction service.

Founded by Karl Kuhwald, a graduate in Estate Management from The University of Central England after gaining the cut and thrust experience of working as an Estate Agent in West London for two years.  Karl loves houses, sad but true, this passion has pushed Floorspace forward to be a successful and very effective landlord and Investor in the South Manchester Student and Professional Property Market.  Karl employs a hands on approach with managing and developing the portfolio.

Lisa is Karl’s wife and has helped in the business for the past ten years, graduating from Hull University with a degree in Chemistry, Lisa has worked as a teacher and had a successful career  in Medical Sales. As well having four beautiful, noisy, bouncing boys to look after, Lisa has an invaluable input into the running of the business. Lisa loves interior design and has a fabulous eye for detail. Choosing paint colours can be a very painful experience if she ever asks for your opinion!

The real day to day star of this business is Michael Shupac, a 26 year old, motivated, sharp and well organised individual.  Graduating from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. Michael has worked in the business for two years and has a day to day grasp of all aspects of the business. Michael is Karl’s right hand man, dealing with the Property Management, strategic planning, scheduling of maintenance and much more.

Our Head of Maintenance and man on the ground is Garry Varey a very honest, reliable and skilled gentleman.  Garry is amazing, he insists repairs to are done thoroughly and correctly, he keeps all the properties in tip top order with the help of our very loyal base of tradesmen.

Looking after our Accounts is the lovely Mary Heneghan, working part time in the business, Mary keeps track of all of our financials.


 Karl and his crazy kids!