Comings & Goings

Minnie Stainrod

United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty expands its lettings team

United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty has added two brokers to their lettings roster.

The first addition to the team is lettings director Minnie Stainrod, whose expertise lies in prestige properties in Kensington and Notting Hill, where she previously worked for Knight Frank.

Stainrod brings a network of sports and talent clients, with extensive connections in football clubs across England and France. Having multiple contacts in the South of France and the Turks and Caicos Islands, her knowledge base extends beyond prime central London to popular holiday home destinations.

The second new hire, Olivia McSweeney, joins as a lettings director with over a decade of industry experience, specialising in super prime lettings in prime central London.

Olivia McSweeney

Previously, McSweeney was a lettings negotiator at Hamptons in Kensington, before moving to United Kingdom’s Sotheby’s International Realty in 2015, where she set up the lettings department.

In 2017, McSweeney moved to Rokstone – which has now merged with United Kingdom’s Sotheby’s International Realty – to set up their lettings department, before working for the highly renowned property developers Northacre.

Managing partner, Claire Reynolds, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Minnie and Olivia to our already superb lettings team. Their wealth of experience and dedication to providing unparalleled service aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering exceptional results.”


Stephen Donnelly switches from Hamptons to Moveli 

Stephen Donnelly

Stephen Donnelly, a specialist in land and new homes, has switched from Hamptons to Moveli.

With more than 35 years experience working in the property industry, he brings plenty of knowledge and experience in relation to land and

Having previously worked closely with Hamptons for several years Donnelly has now formed a collaboration with brokerage, Moveli.

Located in the Royal Borough of Tunbridge Wells he operates throughout London and the Home counties, dealing with all aspects of residential and commercial land transactions, developments and investments.

The co-founder of Moveli, Ben Littlewood, said: “It’s great to have someone as experienced and well known as Stephen heading up Land & New Homes at Moveli. We share his belief that the brokerage model allows for a more dedicated personal relationship between the broker and developer, as it does with a traditional sale.”


The Property Institute appoints Baroness Hayter as chair 

Baroness Hayter

The Property Institute (TPI), the professional body for the residential property management sector, has announced the appointment of Baroness Hayter as its new chair.

Baroness Hayter replaces TPI’s incumbent chair, Felix Keen, who is stepping down as interim chair, a role he has held for the last year.

Appointed to the House of Lords in 2010, Baroness Hayter has held senior roles as shadow deputy leader of the Lords, and shadow minister for Brexit and for consumers. She has considerable chairing experience – having served as both chair of the Labour party and its National Executive Committee, of the Lords International Agreements Committee and of the Legal Services Consumer Panel.

Baroness Hayter has held senior positions in consumer affairs, including chairing the Property Standards Board, the Property Agents Code of Conduct Working Group and the government’s advisory group on Client Money Protection.

Baroness Hayter said: “Getting residential property management right is key both for residents and landlords, but also for the professionals entrusted with managing this complex but vital service. The Property Institute is in a strong position, supporting agents and thus consumers alike. All such agents should be professional, trained and qualified to a high standard. This is the objective I share with the TPI.”

TPI chief executive, Andrew Bulmer, commented: “Her chairing experience and her knowledge of legal and consumer affairs will both be great assets in our work to ensure that millions of leaseholders and residents are protected by competent, ethical and professional property management practitioners.

“This is exactly the right appointment at exactly the right time as The Property Institute supports our industry to grow and change for the better. I would also like to warmly thank Felix for his valuable contributions during his tenure as interim TPI Chair and I am delighted he will remain on the Board.”


Confirmation of CFO strat date at Persimmon

Following the announcement made on 8 November 2023, regarding the appointment of Andrew Duxbury as chief financial officer, Persimmon has confirmed that he will will join the Board on 17 June 2024.



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