Nick Charnock, former CEO of Tepilo, has been appointed to a new role as head of residential digital agency at major property firm JLL.
The business says it wants to be “at the forefront of the digital agency revolution”.
It would not be drawn on whether it has ambitions to enter the online/hybrid space but a spokesperson said that part of Charnock’s role will be to scale JLL’s virtual office programme.
In his new role based in London, Charnock will cover Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Charnock was with Tepilo for two years, following senior roles at Express Estate Agency. He previously had a career in the army.
He remained with Tepilo after its takeover in May by Russell Quirk’s Emoov, but left in July.
At JLL, he will be supporting the firm’s growing market share of residential transactions across EMEA and offer “new innovative technology to buy, sell or rent”.
Andrew Frost, head of residential across the UK and EMEA, said: “The way people buy, sell and rent property is changing.
“We want to be at the forefront of the digital agency revolution to offer clients new, innovative solutions to support and reflect this change.
“In Nick we have the right person to lead this team across Europe. His experience and insight will be valuable to colleagues and clients alike as we continue to drive our residential business forward.”
Charnock said: “Technology and data are making their mark across all areas of real estate, and residential is no exception.
“It is great to be joining JLL at a time when it is putting so much emphasis on using technology to improve client experience and outcomes.
“I look forward to working with clients and colleagues to expand the JLL platform as the sector develops and matures.”
Quirk told EYE: “Nick is a great guy and served Tepilo well as CEO.
“I’m delighted for him on his role at JLL, a company which is clearly more forward thinking than most traditional businesses in understanding and acting upon the importance of technology in our space.”