Knight Frank has appointed David Lewis as head of rural sales for Devon and West Somerset.
Lewis’s career in residential property began in London working as a sales negotiator in prime central London, across markets including Westminster, Belgravia, and Kensington & Chelsea.
After six years he relocated to the Teign Valley where he has spent the last 15 years specialising in the sale of rural property in the West Country. Most recently he was an associate director at Jackson-Stops.
As an associate based in Knight Frank Exeter’s office, his focus will be the sale of farms and estates across Devon and West Somerset.
Meanwhile the former head of the training department at Chestertons, Sinéad Conlon, has joined Fine & Country as a director in the [prime London areas of South Kensington and Knightsbridge.
Conlon has been in the industry for 15 years, starting as a negotiator in Park Lane and becoming a lettings broker in the capital.
Following a period working on development strategies, Conlon was given the opportunity to head up the training team at Chestertons.
Speaking about the market, Conlon says that the lettings market in prime central London experienced significant improvement during Q3 with a genuine shortage of available properties to let, something that has continued into the last quarter of the year.
“With Knightsbridge being developed and fully renovated it gives us an opportunity to welcome new development opportunities to our London postcode, which we need to keep the lettings market alive” she adds.