Industry consultant Mal McCallion has joined alternative deposit provider flatfair as director of partnerships.
McCallion has worked in the industry for two decades, helping launch Zoopla and Primelocation as sales director between 2009 and 2011. He was also chief executive of agency reviews website raterAgent, and managing director of leads firm Callwell.
He has also run his own consultancy Growtion and high-street agency-focused network Movenation.
McCallion will be responsible for flatfair’s business development and account management.
McCallion said: “It’s a hugely exciting time to be joining flatfair, and to work to re-imagine the rental sector.
“The traditional deposit system clogs the arteries of the lettings market, to the detriment of agents, landlords and tenants. flatfair maximises the benefits for everyone with accessible, cutting edge technology that finally brings renting into the 21st century.”
The proptech firm has also appointed Simon Scott as director of corporate clients. He joins from Savills, where he was head of region for west and south-west London lettings.
Prior to Savills, he was a director at Jacksons Estate Agents for 17 years, helping the agency expand from one to 12 offices and build a portfolio of over 2,000 let and managed units before its acquisition by Dexters.
Scott said: “With flatfair’s deposit alternative, properties can be let faster, red tape can be reduced, and the relationship between tenants and landlords can be transformed. I can’t wait to get started and help make renting even better.”
Franz Doerr, founder and CEO of flatfair, said: “I’m delighted to welcome both Simon and Mal to flatfair.
“Their decades of experience in the real estate sector will help us to both improve our existing partnerships, and to establish new and exciting business opportunities across the sector.
“Flatfair are committed to revolutionising the rental experience, and these new hires form a key part of the next stage in our development.
“Mal and Simon share our vision of removing the burden of rental deposits from millions of renters across the UK and creating a fairer and more transparent system for all involved.”