Hello and welcome to this week’s PJT, your Monday update on jobs and key moves across the industry.
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Let’s start this week with a whole raft of appointments to Connells Group’s Land and New Homes, which operates across a range of the group’s brands and which now describes itself as the largest in the UK.
The new faces are, as Allen & Harris Land Area Manager, Richard Saunders; as Barnard Marcus New Homes Manager, Jess King: still at Barnard Marcus, the new Land Executive is Jack Burchell; Brown & Merry New Homes Manager is now Helen Boyd; Connells Land Director, John Caldwell-Smith; at Fox & Sons the New Homes Sales & Marketing Executive is Abigail Wright; while the Shipways New Homes Area Sales Manager has been named as Luke Dennis.
There are still more appointments - these three are at William H Brown, and they are
New Homes Manager Emma Richman; Land Manager Barnaby Scarff and New Homes Area Manager Tim Meeks.
Finally at the Connells brand itself there are three new faces as Area Sales Managers, and they are Hannah Gill, Hazel Stuart and David Lloyd-Jones; while under the title of Connells New Homes Sales Manager comes Lucy Bryant.
“This investment in new team members across Connells Group comes on the back of strong new homes performances in the last two years, having sold approximately 9,000 new homes in both 2017 and 2018, many of which have resulted from our increased influence in sourcing and selling development land to and for our developer clients” explains Connells Group Land Director Roger Barrett.
“As the UK’s most successful land and new homes business, we must ensure that we are providing the very best service to our land and developer clients and to do so we need the best experts in our industry” continues Roger.
Meanwhile there’s more news from Carter Jonas, who featured in PJT last week with the appointment of Lisa Simon as Head of Residential.
Now the agency has appointed Simon McConnell as Head of Residential Sales in Oxford, based out of the firm’s Mayfield House branch.
Simon brings more than 30 years’ of residential property experience in the region, having worked for Adkin and as a director at Thomas Merrifield, where he was based for 20 years having founded the Abingdon office in 1997.
In his new role he will work to expand the residential team’s geographical reach as well as the wide range of services it provides to both vendors and buyers.
Simon succeeds Mark Charter who joined Carter Jonas in 1991 and has recently been appointed as the firm’s new Head of Rural in Oxford.
“Being part of a multi-disciplinary property consultancy means we are uniquely placed to draw on different expertise and advice as and when required to ensure truly bespoke customer service. This, as well as our readiness to embrace new methods of working and innovative technologies, helps to set us apart from our competitors as we look to enhance our market share” says Simon.
Finally this week another move in the burgeoning Build To Rent sector - but this time a departure.
Jo Green, who only recently was appointed director of BTR client services at LSL’s PRSim, has left to become UK sales director of start-up Ideal Flatmate, which calls itself “the UK’s first compatibility based flatsharing site.”
Jo joins as the the start-up seeks to expand nationally following its launch in London and Manchester. She will spearhead the group’s BTR portal called Select, which aims to publicise Build To Rent to the growing flatshare market.
That’s it for this week, as January rolls over into February. We’re back next Monday with more jobs news, so until then…