145-year-old estate agency brand John D Wood has set up a “bespoke project management” arm to help clients with high-end property refurbishments. The firm has also named new Lettings and Property Management Directors.
Mr and Mrs Clarke is looking to swell its self-employed ranks and to recruit a new in-house sales manager.
Some house-hunters and estate agents are stretching the bounds of good sense, warns the BBC, by travelling across the country to view properties despite the national Covid-19 lockdown.
Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill unveil new venture named after the 17th-century architect who sparked a revolution in British building design.
On April 1st 2020, when the UK had been in lockdown for exactly nine days, Tim Hyatt took over the management of Knight Frank’s UK residential business and joined the group executive board. He succeeded Andrew Hay, who had been with the firm for 37 years. PrimeResi caught up with him shortly after the announcement of a third national lockdown to talk team spirit, market trends, future plans – and the agency’s ‘Cobra Room’ equivalent…
Steph Walker, Andy Vass and Mark Bruce and have set up The Agency UK, with ambitions to expand across the UK.
Property Plc’s full year revenue dropped 15% from 2019 to 2020 – but “very strong trading” at the end of the year helped push profits up.
“The volume of activity in prime residential markets [outside London] for  as a whole was the strongest since before the global financial crisis,” says Savills.
Team España in Marbella has signed up to the Chestertons franchise network, and will now operate as Chestertons Costa del Sol.
“We currently have a number of high-net-worth investors with property backgrounds eager to invest in city locations,”says the franchised estate agency brand’s Head of Growth.
“This is a golden opportunity for our industry to gain the trust of the public,” says one top industry pundit, as estate agents and buying agents share how they have adapted to doing business by the book in lockdown.