Comings & Goings

Jamie Gillespie (left) with Maitland Walker

Jamie Gillespie joins Rettie & Co. as associate director

Rettie & Co. in Glasgow has appointed Jamie Gillespie, formerly of Corum and Savills, as an associate director for their growing business.

This appointment has been made to cement business in Glasgow, and to support managing partner, Maitland Walker, with ambitious growth plans for the West.

Gillespie has worked in the property market since 2006. He joined Rettie & Co. in September.

A particular focus area for him will work closely with the Town & Country Team, and alongside Chris Hall, director of Rural & Professional Services, who have significant experience in the East of Scotland.

Gillespie said: “It’s an honour to work alongside such an experienced and friendly team, I’m delighted to be on board and look forward to meeting our valued clients over the coming weeks and months.”


Tim Waring joins Yorkshire based estate agency 

Tim Waring

Tim Waring, an experienced estate agent in Yorkshire, has added his talents to the expanding team at GSC Grays.

With more than 30 years’ experience of the Yorkshire property market, Waring will be based at the recently opened GSC Grays office in Boroughbridge.

Waring said: “I am delighted to be joining GSC Grays at an exciting time for the company as they continue to expand and grow and I am looking forward to being part of their journey.

“There is always going be, in a tough economic climate, a flight to quality and the prime residential property market in Yorkshire will continue to thrive. It remains a fact that quality always sells.”

Guy Coggrave, Managing Director, GSC Grays, added: “At GSC Grays, our mission is to bring extraordinary people together to deliver an outstanding service and the quality of our staff is the key to our success.

“Our Boroughbridge office encapsulates what GSC Grays is all about, offering a radically different and fresh approach. We employ over 100 members of staff across the north of England and we believe it is our local approach which adds real value and long-lasting relationships as we continue to grow and expand our team of experts.”


Former Foxtons COO lands senior role at Notting Hill Genesis

Patrick Franco

Patrick Franco, a former chief operating officer of Foxtons, has been appointed by Notting Hill Genesis as its new chief executive.

Franco, 39, is expected to take up the role in January 2023 and will replace Kate Davies, who announced her decision to stand down in June after 18 years at the helm.

He has a wide range of experience across various sectors, including residential management, finance investment, hospitality, and tourism.

Franco’s most recent role was as chief operating officer and executive director at Foxtons Plc, where he led digital transformation programmes to improve customer experience.

His earlier career was predominantly at Credit Suisse, where he held several roles, including chief operating officer of Credit Suisse Asset Management UK.

Franco has additionally spent nearly a decade on the board, most recently as vice chair, of Global Heritage Fund, an international non-profit organisation that invests in cultural heritage to advance sustainable economic development and provide emergency response during crises.

Franco said: “Continuing to improve customer satisfaction is a key strategic priority, and I look forward to meeting our residents to identify ways we can sustainably accelerate this.

“Now is clearly a challenging time for many, and the need for safe, comfortable and affordable homes in and around London is as important as ever.”

Ian Ellis, chair of Notting Hill Genesis, commented: “The recruitment panel and I were impressed by the high calibre of all candidates for this crucial role in our organisation, but Patrick has been selected as the best able to lead our strong executive team as we continue to implement our resident-centric, digitally-enabled strategy.

“We were especially impressed by Patrick’s strong understanding of the UK residential market and customer expectations, together with his high financial and investment literacy. That experience will provide an essential perspective from beyond the housing association sector, and will be invaluable as we navigate the current uncertain external environment.

“Patrick also holds strong social values, which means he aligns closely with the focus and ethos of Notting Hill Genesis, a core requirement for any leadership role with us.”


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