Comings and Goings

Ben Hollings rejoins Dacres 

Ben Hollings has joined Yorkshire estate agent, Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Skipton office as a sales valuer, bolstering the sales team.

Ben Hollings

Hollings previously spent seven years working at Dacres elsewhere in the Aire Valley. In his new role, he will assist branch principal, Mark Kane in valuing and marketing all types of residential property throughout Skipton and its surrounding towns and villages, as well as into the Yorkshire Dales.

He said: “I’ve had a long-held ambition to work in the Skipton area, so when this opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance.

“It’s also an interesting time for the local property market, which is extremely busy. We’re experiencing high levels of demand for all types of homes, which means we often have buyers competing for properties and many are currently selling for significantly more than their asking price. This makes it a particularly good time for anyone considering selling a home.”

Mark Kane, who heads up Dacre, Son & Hartley’s Skipton office, said: “Ben has plenty of experience in the property industry and knows the local area very well, so we’re delighted to welcome him into the Skipton team.

“We’ve enjoyed a very busy summer and we’re now seeing significant levels of interest from both buyers and sellers as we head towards autumn. Ben’s appointment will help us to service this ongoing demand.”


mio names Phil Natusch as new managing director

Phil Natusch

mio has appointed experienced property professional and former MD of ETSOS Phil Natusch as managing director, as the sales progression platform continues to expand.

Natusch has more than 15 years of experience, in which time he has successfully founded and acted as managing director of conveyancing search and estate agency compliance services provider ETSOS, which was subsequently acquired by Landmark in 2016.

Natusch moved into the role of managing director of the estate agency services arm of Landmark until 2017, before acting as an advisor and consultant for other companies in the sector, specialising primarily in sales progression.

He will be working closely with our existing product development and sales teams as we seek to bring even more agents into the mio community; creating transparency, enabling collaboration and improving the home-moving process for all.”

Natusch said: “It’s [mio] a powerful tool and the benefits are clear. I’m looking forward to growing our existing partnerships and bringing new partners on, so more companies can reap the benefits of better sales progression with mio.”


Glentrool Estates appoints new project manager

Glentrool Estates Group, the Yorkshire-based property development and investment company, has appointed Rebecca Hailey as project manager.

Rebecca Hailey

Hailey joins Glentrool from property consultancy JLL where she was an associate director and chartered building surveyor for 14 years. She previously worked for Montague Evans Building Consultancy and Baily Garner in London.

She commented: “Glentrool are one of the most respected independent property development companies in the north of England and I am proud to be joining a close-knit and talented team.

“My main responsibility will be progressing the development of Sherburn2, Glentrool’s successful logistics and warehousing development in Sherburn-in-Elmet. More specifically, I will soon be delivering the spine road on the development, including the utilities infrastructure, together with the north and south phases at Sherburn2 and Sherburn3.

“My first challenge was to assist the Glentrool team to exchange on the recent multi-million pound sale of 37 acres of Sherburn2 to the Firethorn Trust. This deal was excellent for all concerned, enabling Firethorn to swiftly and speculatively deliver high-quality units for occupiers.

“More generally, I will be involved in the programming and budget appraisals for proposed industrial developments within Glentrool’s portfolio, together with providing project management, dilapidations and professional building surveying advice,” she explained.



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