Firstly the Warrington based property franchise company Sourced, which has 15 franchisees across the UK following its first six months, has recruited the former head of Rightmove Overseas, Shameem Golamy (right), as a non-executive director.
"After spending time with the Sourced senior team and learning more about their bold vision, I've been really impressed with the business model and how they execute it. Their energy, passion and smarts, leads me to feel this was a team I wanted to work with” explains Shameem.
Investment banker David Rees has also become a non-exec director at Sourced.
Meanwhile as we reported last week, the managing director of property data consultancy Hometrack, Charlie Bryant, is to lead a reorganised property marketing, software and data division in ZPG following the departure of Mark Goddard in May.
Goddard was the founder and chief executive of the Property Software Group, a property software solutions firm established in 2007 and then acquired by Zoopla Property Group in April 2016 for £75m.
Now let’s look at two new appointments for independent estate agent Castles Residential Sales & Lettings in Swindon.
There’s a new lettings manager, Steven Harrington (left), while Katie Page (below) has been promoted to senior lettings consultant.
Steven will oversee the whole lettings team, bringing a wealth of experience to the business, while Katie will celebrate two years at the business by taking on more responsibility in the lettings department.
Steven enters the business with over 30 years of experience in estate agency, bringing specialist knowledge in sales and lettings as well as a passion for customer service.
Katie has been with Castles for two years and having become a trusted and valued member of the Castles team, she has been rewarded with more responsibility within the business.
There’s also a new head of lettings at Harrod Estates in prime central London with Sarah McIntyre (below) joining the team.
Sarah began her career at Hamptons International and quickly progressed through the ranks becoming a senior manager, responsible for offices in the Home Counties. After eight years, Sarah relocated to Central London and for a further two years worked in the Hamptons International Chelsea office. More recently she worked at Farrar & Co.,
“The diversity at Harrods Estates will provide me with greater scope to build on their existing lettings instructions - with everything from traditional stucco-fronted townhouses to contemporary purpose-built penthouses and fabulous mansions. With the help of the well-established Harrods Estates team, I will be seeking to expand our premier lettings division to accommodate the fast growing international market” she says.
Private rental developer and operator Moda has hired Sarah Quinn (below) as head of residential operations.
She was previously at Mezzino, a UK wide asset firm specialising in student accommodation, and will continue in her role as non-executive director at South Yorkshire Housing Association Enterprises.
With its strategic funder Apache Capital Partners, Moda has secured a £1.75 billion development pipeline of 6,750 apartments with schemes currently underway in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.
Sarah says: “Moda, with its amenity-rich, service-driven, tech-savvy approach, will help revolutionise what it means to rent in the UK, and I look forward to working with the wider team and the business’s partners to make vision reality.”
Finally back to Proptech and the flatsharing platform Ideal Flatmate has recruited Edd Read to lead development and product optimisation.
He’s been working with the start-up for the last two months as interim chief technical officer. He will be focussed on developing the matching technology built into the platform, assisting in user experience upgrades and ensuring the product is delivering on its core aim of helping users find the right flatshares.
“I was attracted to Ideal Flatmate because of the original way it is trying to tackle a problem faced by millions of flatsharers - no other flatmate or house sharing platform in the UK features a compatibility focussed algorithm which has the potential to have a positive impact on people’s lives,” he says.
That’s it for this week - more next Monday. And please remember to let us know if you or your colleagues are on the move…