Two new land managers at Connells
15 November 2010
Connells Land and Planning team today announces the appointment of Andrew Izamis and Tom Ayers as its new Land Managers in the Midlands.
Effective immediately, Andrew will be operating in and around Birmingham and Staffordshire, while Tom will be covering Connells’ West Midlands region.
Both Andrew and Tom bring a significant amount of experience to their new roles and Connells’ already extensive team of land and new homes experts. Prior to joining Connells, Andrew was the appointed consultant for Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment for Solihull Council. He has also worked as a Senior Land Manager for developer Chase Homes.
Tom joins Connells from Banner Homes so has in-depth knowledge on what developers are looking for in the current climate. He also has extensive experience on the agency side, having worked for two large land agents within the Solihull area previously.
“We are delighted to welcome Andrew and Tom to Connells’ award-winning Land and New Homes team,” says Elizabeth Brown, Regional Director for Connells. “Both have a lot to offer landowners and developers in the Midlands region, and will bring a great deal of expertise to the service we can offer these customers.”
“Although there are still challenges in the land market, we are seeing a greater appetite for buying land and many developers reviving mothballed projects,” says Andrew. “I am looking forward to utilising some of the opportunities that this changing market presents and helping Connells remain at the forefront of land sales and acquisitions.”
“We are seeing a resurgence of demand for land in the Midlands, especially from the larger plcs,” says Tom. “I will be using my experience working for agent and developers in my new role at Connells, to help these customers find and acquire the best sites the West Midlands has to offer.”
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About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936 and comprising of 464 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the second largest and most profitable UK estate agency network. Last year, the Group generated £54.2 million in pre-tax profits making it the most successful estate agency group in the UK. In addition to operating under the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known local names including Allen & Harris, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Fox & Sons, Jones & Chapman, Manners & Harrison, Roger Platt, Shipways, Swetenhams, William H Brown, Sharman Quinney and Pattison Lane. As well as residential property sales and lettings, the Group has a comprehensive range of B2C and B2B services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPCs, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers, auctions and relocations. The Connells Group is consistently named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, winning the top prize for four of the past six years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last six years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize. For more information, please visit www.connells.co.uk