Keller Williams UK has announced that its regional head of training Gaven Swan has become director for its central London market centre, a role he will combine with his programme of training workshops.
“My passion for training and business development have not faded one bit. Training agents will continue to be a huge part of my role and I have plans for a training calendar designed to ignite the productivity of every agent who walks through our door” he says.
Chestertons has named Jamie McMullan as chief operating officer for UK & Europe Franchising; he will be now be responsible for the roll-out of Chestertons’ franchise programme, in the UK and Europe.
He has 30 years’ experience in the real estate sector, having previously headed up Sotheby’s International Realty’s Europe, Middle East, India and Africa region.
Chestertons has also named David Russell as chief marketing officer for global franchising and new homes; he worked with Jamie at Sotheby’s.
The pair will join the agency’s international team comprising global franchising chief executive Nick Witty, and chief operating officer international Gavin Vercoe - the latter recruited from Colliers International Asia - as they continue to develop the franchise proposition.
Sales company Property Perspective has appointed ex-Countrywide and Strakers employee Scott Windle as regional valuer for the South West and South Wales, operating from bases near Bristol and Cardiff.
Property Perspective works with large and small housebuilders, property developers and housing associations.
“My previous experience seemed to suit the Property Perspective role perfectly and I wanted to use my knowledge and experience and work for a forward thinking, pro-active, friendly and professional company” explains Scott.
Elsewhere, Property Perspective has promoted three key figures.
Alex May (below right) has been promoted to the role of relationship manager. He will be a key point of contact between the company and clients. Jon Bryan (left) has been promoted to valuation manager after being a senior valuer for the past six years.
And Karen Bury (centre) has been promoted to head of sales. “Having worked my way up within the business, I fully understand each of the account team’s roles and this helps me to push them to achieve their targets and meet their full potential” she says.
And finally this week to London, where one of the Carter Jonas associate partners - Charlie Gibson - has left the firm after eight years.
He’s now established his own consultancy, Oliver Bernard Private, and he’s continuing to offer three-days-a-week consultancy to PropTech firm Vyomm.
That’s it for another seven days - we’re back next week, by which time it will be March already. So until then…