Joanna Conceicao joins sustainable design team at Savills
Savills has continued its expansion of its Savills Earth division with the appointment of Joanna Conceicao, associate director in sustainable and zero carbon strategies based in Finsbury Circus office in London.
Conceicao joins the sustainable design team now 14 strong since launching in July 2021, working to facilitate sustainable design and energy strategy consultancy services to minimise energy demand and achieve net zero targets for new build and retrofitted schemes.
Conceicao has more than 11 years’ experience as an environmental consultant in the built environment. She is a chartered environmentalist and member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessments.
She holds a MSc in sustainable environmental design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture and has previously worked at the MEP engineering practice BDSP, later chapmanbdsp.
Joining Savills, Conceicao commented: “This is an exciting next step in my career and I am looking forward to collaborate with the wide range of expertise within Savills and our clients to address our current climate emergency.”
Dan Jestico, director in Savills Earth, added: “With her expertise in environmental design, sustainability, and net zero carbon strategies, Joanna’s appointment will help us to continue to work with clients on their ESG agendas for both new development and retrofit projects.”
Strutt & Parker expands its Estates & Farm Agency team
Strutt & Parker has unveiled two hires to its Estates & Farm Agency department. Will Banham and Chris Johnson have joined the business covering the South East and South West regions respectively in the sale and purchase of estates, farms, and farmland.
Banham returns to Strutt & Parker in his new role as director, having previously spent three years within the firm’s Land management team based in Lewes. In his new role he will work alongside the National Estates & Farms Agency department, based in Chelsea, covering the South East region.
Matthew Sudlow, head of Strutt & Parker Estates and Farm Agency, said: “We are committed as a business to expanding our talented team and attracting the very best professionals the industry has to offer. It’s no secret that we are currently seeing one of the strongest land markets since 2015, with many estates and farms going under offer for well above the guide price and the types of buyers expanding.
“Our ability to respond to the liveliness of this market is only bolstered by bringing Will and Chris into the fold. They bring excellent track records and a wealth of experience in their areas, making them key hires that I am very happy to announce.”
Banham is a rural chartered surveyor and has spent much of his 16-year career handling the sale and purchase of farm and estates on behalf of private and institutional clients across the South East. He brings with him a thorough knowledge of the Sussex and Kent rural markets, together with valuable experience of the prominent viticulture sector, having handled the sale of the first block of UK farmland to a French Champagne House back in 2015.
Banham commented: “The team here is uniquely placed to understand key emerging markets including viticulture, carbon and re-wilding, as well as traditional farming and lifestyle buyers who have always been drawn to property in the South East. I’m looking forward to working with fantastic colleagues on some landmark instructions, and drawing on the breadth of specialist knowledge we can offer our clients.”
Chris Johnson has joined the business as a senior associate director, leading the South West Estates & Farm Agency team from the firm’s Exeter office. With over 12 years’ experience as a chartered surveyor across the UK, Chris brings expertise in property management, valuation, agency and consultancy, spanning residential, commercial and agricultural assets.
Johnson’s role brings him back to his Devonshire roots as he joins following four years in Carter Jonas’ Bristol office specialising in the valuation of agricultural and rural property.
From Exeter, Johnson will work alongside the nationwide Strutt & Parker team of Estates & Farm agents in advising both vendor and purchaser clients across the South West.
Bamboo Auctions appoints sales director
Bamboo Auctions has promoted Jake Gann to sales director from his previous position of business development manager at Bamboo Auctions. The company says that this role will play a hugely strategic role in the growth of the business.
Gann will be leading, managing and supporting the overall sales function of the business, which includes strategic sales alignment and growth across the business.
Abigail Pike, head Of marketing at Bamboo Auctions, said: “It’s always great to be able to recognise talent and promote from within. Jake has demonstrated great leadership and has a clear understanding of the strategic approach to our business, the growth at Bamboo Auctions and enabling us to achieve our objectives.”
Gann added: “I am looking forward to further utilising my knowledge and experience from various areas within the industry as well as my experience here at Bamboo leading the sales department with a greater emphasis on the strategic growth of Bamboo moving forward.”