ARLA and the NAEA have appointed their new presidents - and as usual they are the presidents-elect, named a year ago.
Mark Bentley succeeds Katie Griffin as NAEA president with Lauren Scott becoming president-elect and Ian Westerling becoming vice-president.
Bentley became a member of the NAEA 36 years ago and has 41 years of agency experience.
In 1996 he joined Paul Carr Estate Agents as a director; the company is now the largest independent estate agency in the West Midlands.
Peter Savage succeeds Sally Lawson as President of ARLA with Phil Keddie now president elect and Richard Selwyn becoming vice president.
With more than 30 years’ experience, Savage has worked across student lets as well as diplomatic and premium leases.
This is his second term as president; he has recently been involved in launching a new software tool to help with the government’s building information modelling initiative.
In a statement issued on Friday Mark Hayward - chief executive of NAEA Propertymark - says: “Mark Bentley brings a wealth of experience to the role and prides himself on the service estate agents provide consumers – I look forward to working with him.”
David Cox, ARLA Propertymark’s chief executive, says: “We welcome Peter Savage to his second term as president and I look forward to working closely with him again as we help steer our members through the impending tenant fees ban.”