Connells Land division welcomes John Caldwell-Smith
19 December 2018
New Land Director for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Connells’ Land division announces its latest enhancement to its senior management team with the appointment of John Caldwell-Smith as Land Director for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire area.
John has 40 years’ extensive knowledge in the property industry including both land and residential sales, and over 20 years’ experience with Connells. John joins the Land team from his previous position as Area Director for Oxfordshire, including parts of Wiltshire and Buckinghamshire, so is well placed to advise on all aspects of the sale and acquisition of land in the area, uncover new development opportunities and offer guidance on how to maximise the value of development sites.
“I’m thrilled to take up my new role as Land Director at Connells,” says John. “After 40 years in the property industry I wanted to get back to the cut and thrust of helping landowners and developers to achieve their ambitions, something I have always found to be greatly rewarding. Not only that, but it’s currently a time of great opportunity in the land market, with a good deal of confidence in the future despite the doom and gloom we so often hear about surrounding the housing sector.
“Whilst prices are slightly down, there remains a good appetite and demand with sales still happening at very similar levels to the previous year, and I would like to urge commercial and land site owners to come and speak to us if they are thinking of selling,” continues John. “With our expertise in residential and new homes sales, not only can we help with the sale of land or property, but we can offer sound advice on the planning and pricing of future developments, and give vendors a realistic idea of what they can expect to gain from selling.”
“I’m delighted to be working with John in this new capacity and know he has a lot to offer to both land owners and developers,” says Roger Barrett, Connells Group Land Director. “His industry contacts, wide breadth of experience and long-standing relationship with Connells will be a great strength and asset to us, the business and our clients. On behalf of the team, I would like to welcome him to the division.”