Knight Frank appoints new letting head in Hyde Park office
Knight Frank has appointed Sofia Lira Salas as head of Letting in its Hyde Park office.
Salas joined Knight Frank in 2019, following three years at Pedder, where she rose from the graduate scheme to become assistant Letting manager in the firm’s Dulwich branch.
Since joining Knight Frank, Salas has worked across the Belgravia, Westminster and Victoria markets, and she was promoted to associate after becoming the first person to complete 100 deals in Prime Central London during a single financial year.
In her new role, Salas will run Knight Frank’s letting office in Hyde Park. She will be tasked with leading the team of negotiators and building the firm’s market share in the area.
Salas commented, “It’s an exciting time to be in this area [Hyde Park], with the huge regeneration projects underway in Bayswater and new amenities in Paddington, plus the new Elizabeth Line, making it a highly desirable place to live.”
KFH appoints new land and new homes director
Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward (KFH) has appointed Marc Faure as land and new homes director, with a brief to substantially expand the operation in London.
Starting his career at Foxtons, and later joining KALMARs as head of residential development, Faure brings a decade of agency experience to the role.
In his new position, Faure will run the division from its existing base in London Bridge and lead the team on land acquisition and disposal, development opportunities and new homes sales and marketing.
Paul Masters, group operations director at KFH, said: “His [Faure’s] expertise and knowledge will be invaluable to us and our clients as we grow our land and new homes business.”
Faure added: “The land and new homes team has a long-standing presence and strong reputation across the capital. I am looking forward to the opportunities ahead of us as we grow the business.”
Loop Software boosts leadership team with key hire
Bevan, who also previously worked at Jupix, along with ReapIT, will be responsible for delivering on the company’s growth plans as Loop looks to expand beyond its existing customer base of around 500 estate agency brands.
Gleave, MD, said: “It [his appointment] comes at a hugely exciting time for Loop where we are turning heads in the industry for our innovative and personalised approach”
Bevan added: “Loop is fast emerging as the software of choice for ambitious estate agents, all over the UK. Together with our exceptional development team, we look forward to bringing even more innovation to residential sales, lettings and property management firms in the coming months.”