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David Greengrass has been promoted to Area Partner at Connells and is responsible for managing six offices in the Birmingham area.
David joined Connells nine years ago aged 22 as a sales negotiator at the Kings Heath office. Frequently topping internal league tables, David was one of Connells’ rising stars and he quickly climbed the career ladder to become branch manager of the Kings Heath office.
In 2008, David took over the running of Connells in Walsall, the company’s largest office in the Birmingham area. The branch produced record results and David was promoted to Branch Partner in 2010. In 2011, the Walsall office was named one of Connells’ top ten branches.
“David is an outstanding estate agent with lots of enthusiasm and a dynamic approach to achieving the best from his team and great results for the branches he manages. David’s hard work and determination has seen the Walsall office become one of the most profitable and successful within the company and I am sure he will excel in his new role,” says Paul Capehorn, Area Director at Connells.
David said, “I am overjoyed to have been given this promotion. I still have as much passion for what I do as I did when I joined almost a decade ago. I look forward to the challenges ahead and helping to push business forward in the Birmingham area.”
COLLIERS NEW WEST END APPOINTMENT
Colliers International has appointed Craig Satchwell to head its West End of London Office Agency team. Craig, who has worked at Colliers for the last nine years, is currently head of Colliers’ EMEA offices business team, and is based in its Birmingham office where he specialises in office development and strategic value-added advice.
Tony Horrell, CEO of Colliers International UK plc said, “We are delighted that Craig has agreed to this role. His knowledge of the offices sector is second to none; he has advised on £400m of new investment into Birmingham in the last 24 months alone London is a key growth area for Colliers International moving forward, both in terms of clients and the team. Craig’s track record of bringing home deals such as BrindleyPlace and 2 Snowhill will go a long way to helping us reach this goal.”
Craig added, “Having spent the last nine years focusing on the growth and structure of Colliers’ EMEA and Birmingham offices teams, I have developed relationships with key global developers and investors who are looking to secure opportunities in central London. I will continue to work closely with Colliers’ EMEA and central London investment teams and I am looking forward to growing what is already a successful team with an impressive client base.”
NEW DIRECTOR AT JACKSON-STOPS & STAFF
Jackson-Stops & Staff has announced the appointment of Hugo Stuttaford as a Director working on land and professional services.
Hugo Stuttaford joins the residential development team as a director following 24 years with Knight Frank where, most recently, he was the lead partner within their Guildford land and valuations business. Hugo comes to Jackson-Stops & Staff with 15 years of specialist residential development and valuation experience and a long track record of advising clients within London and the south east markets. He will be based at the
Jackson-Stops & Staff office in Weybridge Surrey.
Andrew Simpson, Group Director of residential developments at Jackson-Stops & Staff said, “We are most fortunate in being able to welcome Hugo to our team to strengthen further our presence in London and the south. Hugo will play a major role in growing the residential development business and provide our clients with the very best agency and professional advice. Hugo knows these markets exceptionally well and is highly respected in the residential development industry”.
Hugo said, “I am excited to be joining the already well established team at Jackson-Stops & Staff to roll out the Residential Development division across London and the south.”
EMMA GOES TO NEW YORK!
For Emma Browell, of Ben Charles Estate Agents in Durham, the ‘New York! New York!’ dream became a reality when she was the lucky winner of a competition from the conveyancer, myhomemove.
Emma was the overall winner of a series of autumn promotions and proved to be the most consistent recommender of business to myhomemove throughout the competition.
Emma told us, “The shops were amazing and we took advantage of plenty of bargains still being left from the Christmas sales, in between taking in the sights of course! We managed to squeeze in a trip to Ellis Island, Times Square and the Empire State Building.
“Even though we didn’t go until after Christmas from the moment we landed we secretly hoped for snow. The taxi driver had told us they were expecting four inches of snow but we didn’t want to believe it, until we looked out of our hotel room the next morning and saw the streets were lined with it! It was amazing – just like being there for Christmas but with the added bonus of having the sales on, too!”
“I’d like to say a really big thank you to myhomemove for a trip I‘ll definitely never forget.”
CONVEYANCING ALLIANCE APPOINTMENT
Conveyancing Alliance Ltd, the online conveyancing distributor, has announced the appointment of a new Business Development Manager (BDM).
Mark Game will be responsible for developing new business relationships and introducing new firms to Conveyancing Alliance’s online portal.
Mark will be focused on the South East of England and will be engaging with firms in order to help them develop their conveyancing income streams and make the most out of the opportunities in this area. Mark will report to Conveyancing Alliance Directors, Harpal Singh and John Phillips.
Mark has most recently held BDM roles with both Complete Mortgage & Loan Services and Connect Mortgage Group.
Harpal Singh, Director at Conveyancing Alliance Ltd, commented, “Following a strong year for Conveyancing Alliance in 2011 we have decided to appoint an additional BDM for the Group in order to generate new relationships across the range of sectors we cover. We have a dedicated offering to the broker market and Mark will be responsible for generating new business for the company in this and other areas. Mark comes to us with a strong pedigree and has a wealth of experience as a BDM working in the property and mortgage sectors and throughout the South East region.”
CHESTERTON HUMBERTS GROWS RURAL TEAM
Chesterton Humberts’ rural division is growing, with four new members joining teams in Salisbury, Lincoln and Stamford.
Colin Tebb (left)joins the Salisbury rural team as a chartered planning consultant. He has worked in local government and in private practice for 20 years in London and the South East, dealing with all aspects of planning. Colin’s vast experience and expertise as a chartered planning consultant makes him a valuable addition to the rural division.
John Dawe-Lane (right) has also joined Salisbury as an associate. Since qualifying in 2002, his property career has given him extensive experience of numerous rural property services. John will now be working closely with rural director David Pardoe to further expand the department.
Lincoln rural has welcomed Charlotte Smithson (left) as an associate. With 6 years experience in the sector, Charlotte began her career working as a rural surveyor before qualifying as a RICS approved chartered surveyor in 2008. She will be assisting the Lincoln team in growing its estate management portfolio.
Finally, Daniel Weightman (right) has joined the Stamford rural office as a trainee land agent. Daniel studied at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, obtaining a BSc. David Pardoe, director of the rural division said, “These individuals are valuable new assets and will help to further expand our services in 2012, ensuring that we are delivering the highest quality advice and assistance to our clients.”
DAVIS TATE’S NEW MAN IN ABINGDON
Davis Tate has announced that Nick Jones, who previously ran the lettings department in the Davis Tate Henley on Thames office has joined the team in Abingdon to assist with the growing portfolio.
The Abingdon office opened in 2011 and offers the full mix of residential sales, lettings and property management.
Nick has over 15 years experience in residential lettings and property management and has been a fellow of ARLA for more than 8 years.
David Tate, joint MD of Davis Tate said, “We are thrilled to have Nick return to the company and have every faith that along with the existing team, he will use his knowledge and experience to assist many a Landlord in years to come."
NEW POSTS AT STRETTONS
Strettons, north and east London independent Chartered Surveyors, has created several new positions for five new staff, three in Valuations, two in Agency one in the Investment team.
Christopher Potter BSc (Hons) joins the Industrial Agency team replacing Yoni Benari who has transferred to the firm’s growing investment team. Chris has moved to East London from Leicester where he started his commercial agency career since graduating with a Estate Management degree from Oxford Brookes University
Isabelle Dell BSc MPLAN joins Strettons Spitalfields office as an Assistant Surveyor in the Professional Department having graduated from Oxford Brookes with an Estate Management degree and completed a Masters degree in Planning at Manchester University. Dominic Navin-Jones BSc (Hons) graduated from Oxford Brookes having spent the last six years working with a sole practitioner in the West End to focus mainly on Valuations and Landlord & Tenant work.
Having started her career at Drivers & Norris Nazan Baytar BA (Hons) DipSP ARICS has recently joined the Walthamstow professional department to concentrate on Leasehold Reform with resident expert Genevieve Mariner. Lavinia Hunter joins the Commercial Agency team as an administrator.
HENRY ADAMS’ NEW HEAD OF COMMERCIAL
Chichester based Chartered Surveyors Henry Adams has expanded its Commercial Department with the appointment of Martin Trundle as Director.
Martin will head up the Commercial Department based in Chichester which is now well-established and offers a complete range of services covering all aspects of commercial property consultancy, professional work and transactional business.
A Chartered Surveyor, Martin has 20 years of commercial property experience and will play a key role in spearheading the growth of the business. Previously Martin has worked for some prestigious international firms and his experience pivots around property strategy, project coordination and agency transactions. Martin will be ably assisted by Lizzie Burton, a qualified Chartered Surveyor with
a solid background in the property industry.
Following Martin’s appointment, Henry Adams LLP also announced its acquisition of Hughes Ellard’s 50 per cent interest in Henry Adams Commercial Limited and confirmed that the close relationship enjoyed over the last few years between the two companies will continue.
Martin Trundle, Head of Commercial, said, “Henry Adams has a very strong brand and an excellent reputation so naturally I am delighted to be part of the organisation and particularly to have the opportunity of leading their Commercial Department.”
David Adams, Partner and Head of Professional Services said, “This is an important strategic appointment for the firm and I am particularly pleased we have someone of Martin’s stature and experience. With Martin’s appointment we are now able to offer an even more diverse range of services and deliver added value to our local and regional clients.”
BANBURY RURAL CONSULTANTS EXPAND
Fisher German, based on South Bar, Banbury, has appointed senior surveyor Jonathan Perks to join their busy rural consultancy department. He has joined the firm from Carter Jonas in Oxford where he worked as a rural surveyor for 4½ years.
His extensive rural surveying experience includes rural estate and land management, valuations/sale of land and farms, HS2, compulsory purchase, landlord and tenancy services and farm purchasing. He will be part of a 16-strong team that has over 30 years experience of providing professional services to land and property owners in Banbury and the surrounding area.
Jonathan will also be working closely with the firm’s sales team which has dealt with some significant property sales over the last 12 months.
Paul Clayson of Fisher German comments, “Jonathan will be a real asset to the Banbury office. He has significant experience in this region, including Oxfordshire, the Chilterns, Warwickshire and the south east and will be continuing with the hard work we have been doing here and strengthening our farming and land management operation.”