Let’s start with a move for Alastair Hart who has been a divisional director with Hunters in North Yorkshire for 15 years - he’s from January he’s going to be head of sales at Persimmon Homes to oversee its new South Yorkshire region.
”I’ve worked in property for 24 years and progressed through gaining invaluable experience managing residential sales branches and departmental teams and managers ... My new position is an exciting move. This is a new region for Persimmon created through huge property demand in this fast moving area for business and industry” explains Alastair.
It’s promotion time at the award-winning Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings company on The Wirral.
Alexandra Kemp, having joined Karl Tatler Lettings in 2016, has what the firm calls “a relentless work ethic” and has become Moreton branch manager.
Meanwhile Jennifer Lawless - described as “hard-working and determined” - has moved up from property manager to valuer at the firm’s Prenton branch.
Elyse Rogers “ticks all the boxes” according to a statement from the company - little wonder, then, that she’s now filling the new role as lettings valuer in the Prenton terms.
Last but not least Cheryl Williams, who join just last summer as property manager at the Moreton branch, is moving up to valuer.
Andrew Schofield, head of operations at the agency, tells EAT: "We’re proud to be able to promote our talented individuals. Training, developing and promoting is something we’ve always liked to do at Karl Tatler, and the guys have all made a brilliant start to their new roles."
Now on to Emoov, the online agency still looking for a buyer after financial problems hot on the heel of this spring’s merger with Tepilo and Urban.
It’s reported that two directors have resigned from the firm - they’re Robert Sanderson and Richard Martin, both directors at the media giant Northern and Shell, which is believed to have relaxed some of its financial involvement in the agency.
Now an unusual entry - property recruitment company the Rayner Academy is appealing for volunteers to participate in the first ever study into the behavioral attributes of top-performing estate agents.
He wants to define what makes some agents ‘rock stars’.
“Ask any estate agent, wherever they are in the country, what their biggest issues are and the answer will be the same: the shortage of good candidates” explains Joshua Rayner. “While there are always people wanting to change job to progress their career, it’s a constant merry-go-round of the same people. We want to change all that, make the industry sexy again and attract fresh faces, already successful in other fields, into property.”
Participants will be invited to complete a short survey taking no more than 15 minutes - you can get more details here.
Now some PropTech news, and Anthony Walker has been appointed chief executive officer at Belfast-based GoReport, taking the reign as it continues to expand its portfolio of digital surveying solutions for commercial and residential firms.
Anthony has over 30 years’ industry experience as a surveyor and project manager, and chairs the RICS Building Surveying Professional Board Group on which he also leads on PropTech.
“PropTech’s my passion and has been central in my professional life for over 20 years” he says.
And finally this week, two appointments at CapitalRise, an online property finance marketplace where prime residential developers connect with investors.
Nick Oakley joins as head of lending after more than two decades experience in real estate financing, most recently at Castle Trust. Meanwhile Lior Zaidner is the new head of marketing: he joins from Cogress, the property-focused private equity platform where he spent four years as marketing director.