Hello and welcome to the latest edition of PJT - we know some agencies are reshaping their structures and downsizing but this column marks new faces in new places.
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Let’s start with Jackson-Stops which has announced the opening of a Land & New Homes department in Suffolk, as well as its new branch in Woking, Surrey.
Sarah Walsh has joined the Jackson-Stops network to set up a Land & New Homes department in Ipswich.
This follows almost four years at Savills, where Sarah was involved in residential development strategies, pricing, innovative marketing, and legal progression.
And Robert Butterworth, the agency’s former Head of Residential Agency of the London offices, has opened a new branch in Woking.
“I have lived in the area for 30 years, having grown up between Woking and Guildford and I am very familiar with the traditional housing stock and current market trends” he says.
There’s news from William H Brown, too, which has appointed Jamie Forman as Land Manager for East Midlands.
Jamie has worked for the company for almost 35 years and brings extensive area and industry knowledge to his new role.
Beginning his career with William H Brown as a trainee, he quickly rose through the ranks taking on the role of Senior Area Director for Lincolnshire and Leicestershire before his transition to the Land division.
In his new job he will be covering a wider portion of the East Midlands region, working with 19 offices in the Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas.
William H Brown is also bolstering its New Homes Division in South and West Yorkshire with the announcement of Chloe Fordham and Hayley Flint as sales managers.
Chloe (left) and Hayley (right) successfully headed up a number of key areas across the Northern regions previously, and have now been tasked with managing and exploring new homes and land opportunities within South and West Yorkshire.
And still in Yorkshire, Emma Kerrywood has been appointed as Senior Branch Manager at the central Leeds office of Linley & Simpson with Morgans.
She will spearhead a team of 25 city living specialists, managing a letting portfolio of more than 1,900 homes and a collection of homes for sale totalling £17m.
Emma brings to Linley & Simpson more than two decades of property expertise gained across Leeds city centre and the wider Yorkshire area. For the previous three years, she was Head of Residential Lettings at fellow Yorkshire independent agency, Dacre, Son & Hartley.
Finally, a look at new appointments in the world of property management.
MetroPM, the property management company with offices in Birmingham and Cheltenham, has appointed Jean Brown to look after the company’s portfolio in Cheltenham and the surrounding areas.
“I believe in constant engagement with all stakeholders, clients and leaseholders, as it’s essential to keep all parties informed to create a positive and healthy working relationship” explains Jean.
And Principle Estate Management, which calls itself “the UK’s fastest growing residential management company” has named Adam Jones joins as business integration and asset manager.
He is Principle’s fifth recruit in 2020, taking total numbers to 22, including three consultants.
“I was educated at South & City College Birmingham, I live here and am married with a one-year-old child, so Principle is right on my doorstep and its central location means it is ideally placed to service our clients in any part of the UK” he adds.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back soon, so until then…