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Knight Frank strengthens its assessment and advisory team with six appointments

Nick Moisey

Knight Frank has appointed six new entrants to its assessment and advisory team.

Nick Moisey, who joined the firm in February as a partner at Cushman & Wakefield, works with Michael Crowe and Giles Coward, partners in the funds and global analytics, data and technology teams at Valuation. & Advisory.

Ollie Holland recently joined Allsop as a Senior Expert, working with Gillian Bowman, valuation and advisory partner, and assisting in fund valuation.

Will McGovern joined Wilkes, Head & Eve as Expert, and Ben Whittington of Avison Young as Senior Expert, both reporting to Jeremy Tham, Bank Loan Valuation Manager.

Luke van Vuuren started at Knight Frank this week as an analyst, reporting to John McClymont, responsible for analysis, evaluation and advice. Luke was previously at Residential Land where he assisted with financial planning and reporting for his portfolio of properties, as well as financial modeling.

With over eight years in the West End Capital Markets team at Knight Frank, Louise Fuller joined the Valuation & Advisory team as a valuation partner in central London.

Caroline Bathgate, Global Head of Assessment and Consulting at Knight Frank, said: “We are delighted to significantly expand the team, ensuring we continue to provide our clients with cutting edge advice and expertise, and by building on our solid reputation in the markets. around the world.

“I am particularly pleased that these new appointments reflect areas where we see significant future growth potential for our business in central London; Data analysis; Bank loans; and investment funds. We look forward to welcoming all of our new starters to the Knight Frank squad.

David Jervis launches new Midlands division

Burrington Estates has appointed David Jervis, the former director of Spitfire Bespoke Homes, to lead its expansion in the Midlands as he embarks on an ambitious growth plan.

David Jervis

The Exeter-based home builder has grown in the South West with a turnover of £ 70million in 2020. It is now looking to replicate the success of its business in the Midlands and Central England with Jervis at the head of the new division.

Jervis, a former licensed surveyor, started Spitfire in 2010 as a residential development arm of IM Properties and in seven years turned it into a company with a turnover of £ 100million. He also successfully started another homebuilding business before that when he started Chase Homes in 1995 on behalf of a Midland entrepreneur.

Burrington Estates’ growth is supported by a new £ 15.5million investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor, through which it aims to triple its revenue over the course of over the next five years. Of this new funding, £ 13.5million will support the expansion of the new housing business, with the remaining £ 2million going to commercial real estate projects. In the new Midlands and Central region, land has already been secured at locations in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Berkshire for sites which will generate a turnover of £ 100million.

Jervis commented: “This is an exciting time for Burrington Estates and I am delighted to be a part of it – we are well positioned to advance our growth plans with the support of the investment from BGF.

“It also reflects the opportunity in the market to deliver sites characterized by good design and attention to specifications and detail, as well as excellent customer service standards.

“We are now actively seeking land opportunities in and around the Midlands, to the northern Home Counties, and we are already building a strong pipeline of sites in the new region.”

MOJO Appoints New Mortgage Director

Cassie Stephenson has joined online broker Mojo Mortgages as the new Director of Mortgages.

Cassie Stephenson

The company, which plans to expand its team to 50 mortgage advisers across the UK over the next 12 months, says it has seen unprecedented demand in recent months.

Mojo, which now counts Uswitch, Zoopla and Snoop as digital partners, has seen partner mortgage applications increase 165% from pre-pandemic levels, with traffic and inquiries to its site also increasing. 200% increase. compared to early 2020.

Stephenson joins Mojo after his stint with fellow online broker Habito as Vice President of Operations, as well as his previous stints at Atom Bank, Tesco Bank and Lloyds.

Stephenson said: “It’s no secret that the past year has been difficult, but the market appears to be gaining real momentum with new government-backed programs, competitive rates among lenders and a vibrant real estate market. , so it’s an exciting time to join the team.

“Mojo already has a solid foundation, amazing systems and people – now is the time to take what we have and speed it up to make us the number one broker in the UK. “


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