Monday 3 April 2017

Countrywide appoints new director

Countrywide has promoted Shane Ballard to a Retail Director for London, covering sales and lettings for the Bairstow Eves, Mann, Gascoigne Pees and Greene & Co. brands.

Shane began his employment with Greene & Co in 2005 as a sales negotiator and, following the acquisition of the business by Countrywide in May 2015, he has held senior roles within sales and lettings.

Shane will be responsible for overseeing 750 staff based in 85 branches, working across the capital. Collectively, the brands cover homes from £200,000 to the £1.8m price range, appealing to everyone from first time buyers and investors through to families moving home within London’s commuter belt.

Jonathan Simpson, Divisional Managing Director, London said: “Countrywide has genuine reach through towns, cities and regions across the UK and London, which includes our Hamptons International and John D Wood & Co. businesses. We grew our share of the London lettings market last year - over 13,000 properties were let with a Countrywide brand in London - and we have over 22,000 properties under our management across the capital. Shane’s appointment builds on our strategy of organic growth and promoting high calibre employees from within the business. With 11 years of sales and lettings experience, Shane is well placed to drive the businesses forward by further consolidating and growing our market share at different price points, and throughout London.”

Shane comments. “I am really looking forward to working with the team and proud to be working with some of London’s best brands and property people. I am excited about the potential opportunity for these businesses.”