Strutt & Parker new CEO is high flyer from BNP Paribas side of business

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Strutt & Parker new CEO is high flyer from BNP Paribas side of business previous nextAgencies & PeopleStrutt & Parker new CEO is high flyer from BNP Paribas side of businessTwo-and-a-half years after the two businesses came together, UK boss Andy Martin is to move to group level and be replaced by his deputy Etienne Prongué.Nigel Lewis5th March 202001,696 Views Strutt & Parker and its French owners BNP Paribas have announced a major management restructure in the UK.This comes two and a half years after the French bank’s property arm merged with Strutt & Parker to become one, although at the time many within the industry recognised it as an acquisition.Strutt and Parker’s Senior partner Andy Martin (above, right), who lead the venerable estate agency before and after the businesses came together, has now been promoted to join the senior management team at BNP Paribas’ Group operation.His deputy in the UK, Etienne Prongué (above, left), has been promoted to run the combined property business.But Prongué has little or no residential experience and, therefore, Strutt & Parkers’ two residential senior leaders are to ‘step into new leadership roles’. Prongué gained a degree in Urban Estates Management from Kingston University prior to joining BNP Paribas.These are sales chief Louis Harding and lettings director Kate Eales, although other departmental bosses are to step up to the plate to take more senior positions as well.These are Stephen Wolfe, its Head of Valuations, who is to get Prongué’s former commercial property job and John McLarty, who is to become its Head of Planning.Senior teamA spokesperson at Strutt & Parker told The Negotiator that an announcement of how this ‘senior team’ would now jointly run the combined business would be made in due course.“It has been an honour to lead Strutt & Parker and BNP Paribas Real Estate through these last 10 transformational years,” says Andy Martin.“The merger has allowed us to create a powerful nationwide offering across the full property life-cycle.“Three years on, our people’s combined expertise is helping our clients to shape the future of real estate and the places we live, work and visit. I’m proud of the business we have built and what we have achieved. “etienne prongue andy martin bnp paribas strutt and Parker March 5, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

New free service claims it will be first to tell agents market is reviving

first_imgA group of leading property industry tech firms have united to offer agents a unique new – and free – property market insights service which, it is claimed, will be the first to spot when the sales market is beginning to revive.Blockchain based sales progression platform Coadjute says the service, which has been created in partnership with the UK’s leading property software and conveyancing service providers, watches housing market activity in almost real time.This includes spotting how the sales progression and conveyancing workload is fluctuating within thousands of law firms and estate agents up and down the UK.The partner firms involved include property software firms Reapit, DezRez and MRI Software plus conveyancing services such as Search Acumen and Redbrick Solutions.All the companies involved also hope that the service’s new property market insights will help estate agents aligns their operations better as activity returns to the market.“We are not aware that this level of data has ever been available in the UK property market before in this way, and we want to thank all those who have helped us compile it,” says John Reynolds, CEO of Coadjute (left).“While data is only half the picture, our aim has been to apply our knowledge of the industry to analyse the data and bring genuine aggregated insights into what is going on to the data providers.“With Estate Agents’ offices set to be in the first category of High Street premises to reopen when lockdown finally ends, it’ll be key that property businesses are able to make really well-informed decisions.” Coadjute Blockchain Network John Reynolds MRI software Reapit dezrez April 28, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » New free service claims it will be first to tell agents market is reviving previous nextCOVID-19 newsNew free service claims it will be first to tell agents market is revivingCoadjute says it has worked with many of the UK’s leading software firms including Reapit, DezRez and MRI to be able to spot activity picking up first, and help agents get ready to re-open.Nigel Lewis28th April 202001,254 Viewslast_img read more

Watch out Savills! Fine & Country launches bid to be No.1 in upmarket sales

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Watch out Savills! Fine & Country launches bid to be No.1 in upmarket sales previous nextAgencies & PeopleWatch out Savills! Fine & Country launches bid to be No.1 in upmarket salesNew MD Nicky Stevenson says new territory licensing structure is already enabling holders to exploit new areas.Nigel Lewis24th June 202002,043 Views Fine & Country says it’s aiming to be the biggest premium estate agency brand in the UK, its new MD Nicky Stevenson tells The Negotiator.She joined the company in January to head up its associates operation but after CEO David Lindley announced his departure on June 1st, Stevenson was made MD of the UK, with Daniel Harrington heading up London and its international operation.In an exclusive chat, Stevenson says that Fine & Country has already started its UK expansion despite the Coronavirus lock-down, with 11 new territories agreed to licensees and associates.Agents in sleepy rural prime towns might want to watch out. Fine & Country is hoping to leverage its upmarket international reputation to take market share and Stevenson has been tasked with getting this done by its founder, Jon Cooke.Self-employed“It is an incredibly exciting time”, she says. “Fine & Country is a young business, constantly seeking to push the boundaries with tech and marketing innovations.”It also recently enabled licence holders to sub-licence territories to agents on a self-employed basis if they want to. Until recently sub-licensing was not permitted.“People’s expectations of work-life balance are changing and some want more flexibility, which the associate model enables,” she says.“Where Fine & Country differs is that we help independent agents to position themselves in a higher end of the market, with a global reach, and therefore charge higher fees which can be difficult to tap into using traditional methods.“The upper end of the market is moving – we’ve already overtaken our sales agreed rate and instructions for 2019, and because our agents are independent they are quite nimble – they didn’t have to wait for HQ to tell them when to open up, and hit the ground running earlier.”David Harrington Nicky Stevenson jon cooke David Lindley fine & country June 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Estate agents offered first ever free property hazards searches

first_imgHome » News » Estate agents offered first ever free property hazards searches previous nextProducts & ServicesEstate agents offered first ever free property hazards searchesPropertySearchesDirect says its initiative will ease the often difficult relationship between estate agent and conveyancer.Nigel Lewis24th September 202001,273 Views A recently-launched search company has begun offering estate agents and buyers a free service that flags up any major hazards a property may have before a sale progresses to searches.“We are looking to ease the often difficult relationship between estate agent and conveyancer by reducing age old resentment and misunderstanding and enabling a more collaborative conveyancing environment,” says Daniel Hamilton-Charlton, a director of online service Property Searches Direct.“If estate agents took a more proactive role by asking buyers and sellers to get more information up front then the likelihood is that fewer chains would fall apart.”Property Searches Direct claims to be the first in the UK to offer a hazard checker service for free to agents and buyers, information that is normally only available to conveyancing professionals and usually only checked once a sale has been agreed.FloodingThis includes information on flooding, ground instability, radon gas, subsidence, planned transport improvements, contaminated land and planned infrastructure engineering projects.Hamilton-Charlton says the free service is part of his company’s promise to both speed up the conveyancing process, but also increase transparency within the largely opaque world of sales progression.“We believe buyers, seller’s and their agents should go into a purchase with their eyes open, so this is exactly what our system provides,” he says.“We provide exactly the same products that would be ordered by a conveyancer but crucially we are enabling home movers to order them at the beginning and not some weeks in to the transaction.”Read more about PSD.Daniel Hamilton-Charlton Property Searches Direct September 24, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

US Navy, Partners Remove Fuel from Grounded Japanese Vessel

first_img View post tag: US View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Fuel View post tag: partners View post tag: News by topic View post tag: remove US Navy, Partners Remove Fuel from Grounded Japanese Vessel February 21, 2014 View post tag: Grounded A team of environmental and salvage specialists pumped approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel yesterday and 1,500 gallons two days ago from the vessel and into onshore containers, which were staged in an environmentally safe containment zone for later proper disposal. Personnel also removed two marine batteries and two propane tanks from the boat Feb. 19. Japanese long-liner, the DAIKI MARU 7, ran aground at the entrance to Apra Harbor in Guam on February 13, 2014. The vessel had around 5100 gallons of diesel aboard,including small amounts of lube oil and hydraulic fuel. View post tag: Defense View post tag: Japanese View post tag: vessel View post tag: Defence FUEL REMOVAL FROM DAIKI MARU 7The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, removed diesel fuel to the greatest degree practical from the grounded Japanese commercial fishing vessel Daiki Maru 7 in outer Apra Harbor, on February 20. Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy, Partners Remove Fuel from Grounded Japanese Vessel Share this article “None of us can predict something like this will happen on a Navy base but when it does it’s nice to know we can reach out to federal and local agencies and be up and running so quickly to manage such a complex situation,” said Capt. Mike Ward, U.S. Naval Base Guam commanding officer. All recoverable hazardous materials have been removed from the vessel. This allows the team to transition to the salvage phase of the operation. Contract salvage teams are assessing the vessel and formulating plans for breaking down and removing the vessel from its current location.[mappress]Press Release, February 21, 2014; Image: Naval Base Guamlast_img read more

19th Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Appointed

first_img View post tag: asia July 1, 2014 Authorities View post tag: Naval 19th Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Appointed View post tag: Commander Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, has appointed Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera RWP, VSV, USP, ndc, psc, as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy and promoted him to the 3-star rank of Vice Admiral with effect from 01st July 2014. View post tag: appointed Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera is the 19th Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy in its illustrious history which spans over 63 years. Prior to being appointed as the Navy Commander, he held the post of Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy.[mappress]Press Release, July 01, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: 19th View post tag: News by topic Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today 19th Commander of Sri Lanka Navy Appointed last_img read more

Raytheon Anschütz contracted for research vessel deliveries

first_img March 27, 2017 Equipment & technology Ship designer VARD has contracted German Raytheon Anschütz for the supply of a Synapsis integrated navigation system (INS) to an advanced research vessel that is being built in India.The Synapsis INS is part of a large equipment and electrical installation package, which VARD Electro AS will provide to Cochin Shipyard Ltd.The INS consists of a total of six workstations for chart radar, ECDIS and conning, all connected through a redundant Ethernet-based local area network (LAN). The system manages all routes and charts, sharing data across the network.Raytheon Anschütz will also deliver S-band- and X-band network-based radar sensors, the top-of-the-range NP 5000 autopilot, and a fully redundant inertial navigation system.Raytheon Anschütz’s Norway-based partner Syberg AS will be responsible for the supply and commissioning. Share this article View post tag: Raytheon Anschütz Raytheon Anschütz to supply navigation system for new research vessel Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon Anschütz to supply navigation system for new research vessel last_img read more

US, Indian Navy share P-8 MPA expertise

first_imgRepresentatives from the US Navy’s Patrol squadron (VP) 16 met with counterparts from Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 312 for a subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) in Goa, Oct. 22-24.Members of VP-16’s combat aircrew conducted training and shared their technical knowledge with the Indian Navy P-8I squadron.Purchased from the United States, the Indian Navy P-8I maritime patrol aircraft has been in service since 2013 and shares many similarities with the United States P-8A. As the first US Navy maritime patrol squadron to transition the P-8A, VP-16 has substantial experience with, and knowledge about the platform, to share with their Indian counterparts.“While our systems and training may differ, our missions remain the same,” Cmdr. Troy T. Tartaglia, VP-16’s commanding officer, said. “The cross-training and cooperation afforded by this exchange allowed us to refine P-8 ASW capabilities, directly supporting our shared mission set.”The exchange included a SMEE flight where aircraft from both navies practiced operating in the same location, simultaneously tracking an Indian Navy submarine.Additionally, the two squadrons came together during multiple briefings to discuss coordination between the P-8s when operating together, to include standardizing altitude deconfliction, aircraft safety, tactical communication, and tactical employment of the P-8I and P-8A aircraft.Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 2nd Class Crouch, described the exercise as “…a uniquely rewarding experience to work with the Indian Navy. Sharing our different perspectives allowed us to better accomplish our missions while fostering relationships.”The United States and Indian SMEE played a vital role in furthering interoperability between the two nations, fostering diplomatic relationships, and improving maritime operational capabilities. View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Indian Navy Photo: Photo: US Embassy Indiacenter_img Share this article View post tag: Poseidon P-8Alast_img read more

The Netherlands to begin construction of new CSS

first_img View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy The cabinet of the Dutch government has submitted a D-letter to the parliament to begin the construction of the combat support ship (CSS) Zr.Ms. Den Helder, shipbuilder Damen said.The D-letter, part of the Defense Materiel Process (DMP), is the conclusive letter announcing the procurement decision for a large military project.With this new ship, the supply capacity of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) will once again expand to two ships.The construction contract for the combat support ship has been awarded to Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS).As explained, the new CSS is based on the design of the joint support ship Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman. By taking an existing design as a basis, it is possible to deliver the ship in 2024.The almost 200-meter-long ship will have a 75-person crew and can also take an additional 75 people on board. There will be room for several helicopters and around twenty containers, according to Damen.The engineering of the CSS will largerly take place in the Netherlands and a large number of components will be delivered by Dutch suppliers. The CSS is built by Damen in Romania, after which the ship’s final components and the combat management system will be installed in Den Helder.In addition to the CSS, DSNS will build the new frigates replacing the M-frigates of both the Belgian and Dutch navies. The yard was also selected last week, together with its Swedish partner Saab Kockums, for the next phase in the replacement program of the Walrus class submarines. Share this article View post tag: CSScenter_img View post tag: Damen Photo: Photo: Damenlast_img read more

Adjunct – Accountancy & Taxation – (ADJ000164)

first_imgThe Department of Accountancy & Taxation in the C. T. BauerCollege of Business is looking for applicants with expertise to beconsidered for part-time instructional employment opportunities. Wewelcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, orcommunity service has prepared them to contribute to our commitmentto diversity and excellence.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/ AffirmativeAction employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Master’s degree in the discipline for teaching at the undergraduatelevel or PhD in the discipline for teaching at the graduate levelpreferred. Strong candidates will have extensive experience intheir fields of expertise.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more