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Property Jobs Today - February kicks off with flurry of movers

Welcome to the start of another week and this catch up on the latest moves within the agency world.

Everyone featured here has been in touch by emailing press@estateagenttoday.co.uk - why not let us know your jobs news, too?

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Let’s start this week in Scotland where Andrew Diamond, partner and head of residential property at legal firm Lindsays, has been appointed as the new chairman of Edinburgh Solicitors and Property Centre

He has worked in the residential property sector for almost 30 years, has been a non-executive director of ESPC for over five years, and says: “ESPC plays a vital role in the property market across the regions in which our members operate and I am delighted to be taking up the chairmanship. “

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Also in Scotland, Edinburgh-based Ballantynes has announced a new addition to its board.

Head of estate agency Scott Webster has joined the company's board as a director.

Scott joined Ballantynes from Braemore Sales & Lettings, where he was head of estate agency until late 2019.

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Now to Leeds where property investment company ERE Property has made new appointments to its management and wider team as it embarks on growth plans for 2021.

New recruits include commercial director Claire Lowcock, who has worked in property and lettings for over 14 years, and marketing manager Susan Preston, a former journalist and PR professional with over 30 years’ experience. 

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Almost weekly there’s news of growth in the buying agency sector, tapping into the lucrative central London market. 

This week is no exception with Mark Hutton (former head of sales at Battersea Power Station) and Charlie Bubear (former director and head of sales for Savills Chelsea and Earls Court) joining the Hutton Bubear buying agency

If the names seem familiar, it’s because the buying firm was founded by their partners, Catherine Hutton and Alice Bubear. Mark and Charlie have a combined 45 years in the prime central London property market. 

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Also in London, one of the Countrywide high end brands - John D Wood & Co - has announced two senior appointments.

Jane Jenrick becomes head of lettings and Hayley Parnell is promoted to property management director.

Jane began her career in lettings 15 years ago and first worked in John D Wood & Co as a branch manager, working her way up the ladder. Meanwhile over the past year the property management business at the firm has undergone a radical overhaul led by Hayley.

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Still in the capital Knight Frank has appointed Arya Salari as head of lettings in its Knightsbridge office. Arya, a partner in the firm, joined Knight Frank in 2017 as head of Marylebone lettings before heading up lettings in the Chelsea office in 2018.

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Now let’s head west to the South Hams in Devon, where the Luscombe Maye agency has a raft of new appointments. 

A new director in its prime waterfront office in Salcombe is Theo Spink (left), who also oversees the Newton Ferrers branch. 

Other promotions include Alex Cowe (right), branch manager at Newton Ferrers; Nicola Teasdale, branch manager at Salcombe and Joanna Churchill, branch manager at Yealmpton.

Gemma Hayes has also been promoted to branch manager at Kingsbridge; and Amanda Shock, assistant manager at Salcombe. 

In addition, the company welcomes Matthew Jenvey as senior branch manager at the Totnes office.

Finally this week, a look at new PropTech appointments.

Coadjute, a blockchain network targeting expansion in the property market, has named a new advisory board - amongst its members is Rob Hailstone, founder of Bold Legal Group and a prominent voice in the debate on reform of the house buying process. 

And the lettings management platform Howsy has announced the arrival of Adam Ali as sales director - he was formerly the head of the partnership team at deposit alternative service Flatfair.

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That’s it for this Monday. We’re back later in February with more news on who’s going where and why in our industry. Until then…

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