More Knight Frank seniors jump ship to Rentify

first_imgThe brain drain from Knight Frank to growing property management platform Rentify continues.The platform, which in October poached Knight Frank high flier Lucy Jones, was established in 2011 and has so far received some £8 million in funding. But three more Knight Frank seniors have now also joined the lettings agency.The first is Giles Barrett, a former Partner at Knight Frank, who has joined Rentify after a spell heading up Knight Frank’s South Kensington office.Second is Mathew Hahn who headed up Knight Frank’s Richmond branch, although he has also worked for Savills, Hamptons International and Foxtons in the past.The pair have been tasked with growing the platform’s list of multi-property landlords and build-to-rent developers.The last to arrive is up-and-coming property management star Andrew Osborne who has been recruited form Knight Frank to help manage the portfolios of larger landlords.The trio’s decision to join the proptech firm is a sign that, even in the crisp corporate corridors of Knight Frank, ‘disruptor’ tech start-ups are beginning to get noticed and admired.Rentify founder George Spencer (below) caused quite a stir a while back when he claimed that the ‘model that letting and estate agents have is the opposite of what a landlord wants’.“These latest appointments bring a wealth of high street agency experience to Rentify and complement the existing team of professionals, many of whom have left high profile senior roles within the industry, excited by the opportunity of disrupting an outdated rental model and driven by the idea that we can create a more compelling offering for landlords and tenants alike,” says Spencer.“Our unique combination of a technologically advanced management platform together with the ‘human’ element of genuine on-the-ground experience and knowledge of the rental market, means we are well positioned to deliver on this ambition.”Rentify currently has 33 properties listed on Rightmove to rent.Knight Frn Rentify Lucy Jones knight frank February 3, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 3rd February 2020 at 11:57 amI embrace George Spencer’s vision, focusing on what the landlord wants and needs and utilising the advantages of technology. Also his strategy of enhancing this approach with a solid base of knowledgeable sales professionals.What I find strange is why a new way of doing things is always associated in sound-bites with disruption? In fact technology brings efficiency, speed and clarity and minimal disruption, add to this seasoned practitioners and the proposition becomes even better.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » More Knight Frank seniors jump ship to Rentify previous nextAgencies & PeopleMore Knight Frank seniors jump ship to RentifyThree more staff join the lettings platform from Knight Frank, following in the footsteps of Lucy Jones who until October had led its lettings operation.Nigel Lewis3rd February 20201 Comment2,241 Viewslast_img read more

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IN PICTURES: Boomin reveals first images of its website

first_imgBoomin has revealed the look and feel of its website including details of pages that will be crucial for estate agents who sign up to its service to attract the buyers, vendors, landlords and tenants Boomin hopes will use its site in their millions.Revealed fleetingly within a video, we have capture some of the key pages. These show that Boomin will be positioning itself as the ‘property portal for the home’ when it goes live in a few weeks time.The video also makes some eyebrow-raising claims. These include that it will increase transaction numbers in the property market and keep potential vendors and buyers engaged with the market outside the usual transaction cycles,Property searchPre-market consoleBoomin also says agents will be able to let potential buyers know about properties they are valuing and in the process of being instructed on, while home owners will be able to reveal their intention to sell much earlier on in the process.It will also enable buyers to pre-register their interests in what they want to buy, helping stimulate market activity earlier in the process online and, Boomin says somewhat controversially, help increase competition and drive up prices.Money making pagesWatch the video<spandata-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><spandata-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Phil Lloyd Boomin Michael Bruce December 10, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » IN PICTURES: Boomin reveals first images of its website previous nextMarketingIN PICTURES: Boomin reveals first images of its websiteChallenger portal says Rightmove and Zoopla are good for leads and listings but haven’t kept pace with latest tech.Nigel Lewis10th December 20200852 Viewslast_img read more

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Online firm is first estate agency in the UK to offer iBuyer service

first_imgOnline estate agency Emoov is the latest organisation but the first agent in the UK to launch a US-style iBuyer service.This follows the Guild’s launch of a very similar platform in February last year and the launch of Net Ventures-backed Offerpal a few months later.All three services are unusual – and for same agents controversial – because they step in and buy a vendor’s property if a buyer can’t be found in the traditional way.Emoov, which is owned by proptech platform Mashroom, enables sellers to list their properties and, if they have not been sold within 30 days, they can request an offer directly from Emoov.This means that for the first time in the UK an estate agency is offering to get involved directly in the transaction rather than merely facilitating it, a concept some traditional agents are uncomfortable with.This is also different from the Guild’s service, which enables its member to pass on iBuyer leads rather than directly becoming involved in buying the property.In the US approximately 5% of homes are sold via iBuyer platforms such as Zillow and Opendoor and but in some states up to 40% of vendors consider using them.The price Emoov offers will be the market value of the property, minus the cost of buying and reselling it. That cost varies from property to property, typically ranging from 3% to 7% of the value.Stepan Dobrovolskiy, CEO of Mashroom, says: “Property chains are a pain for the UK housing market: 30% of transactions fall through, people waste hundreds of millions a year on fees.“The existing solutions capitalise on the huge distress that chains are causing to customers. This is also driven by the short-sightedness of service providers and unavailability of data.”offerpal ibuyer Opendoor Mashroom Emoov zillow March 4, 2021Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 4th March 2021 at 9:36 amWill Emoov become i-moov, if so surely it will cease to be an online model and simply be a buyer model, which exists already with many private companies who buy in property all around the UK, some on a very large scale. Given that Emoov has less than 100 properties on its books, this is a very strange development. If it listed say 60,000 properties a year like Purplebricks, an i-buyer model to ‘help’ distressed vendors might make sense. In the US many offer the i-buyer service, but the public eschews it as the devil is in the detail and they decide it is better to stay with sale by private treaty, rather than selling at a discount and taking a hit.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Online firm is first estate agency in the UK to offer iBuyer service previous nextProptechOnline firm is first estate agency in the UK to offer iBuyer serviceEmoov has launched its US-style iBuyer service following launches by the Guild and proptech platform Offerpal last year.Nigel Lewis4th March 20211 Comment526 Viewslast_img read more

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Find Your Next Partner at the Oldenburg Online Elite Auction

first_img Email* SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews The Oldenburg Online Elite Auction offers promising dancers for the big dressage arenas from the best dam lines of the world. From three-year old youngsters all the way to successful top athletes already successful in sport, this collection certainly has something that could make your dreams come true. A number of jumping prospects will also go under the hammer.The Online Auction starts on April 7 and ends on April 10; buyers from around the world can bid for their favorites on the Oldenburg website  easily from home.The three-year-old stallion Splendid (Cat. Nr. 1, by San Amour I – Dream Boy – Friedensfürst) opens a promising auction year. This talent comes from a successful dam line: Dam N-Infinity was already competing at the advanced level successfully at only seven years. Granddam Fatinitza was Grand Prix victorious under Tatyana Makarova (RUS). From the dam line of the European Champion Rendezvous, with Michael Klimke.The brilliant eight-year-old dressage mare Toscana (Cat. Nr. 4, by Tomahawk – Welt Hit II – Ordensglanz) is placed up to dressage Third Level and ready for Fourth Level. Toscana is sister of the advanced level successful Fifty Cent (Helena Bicker) and Lorenzio (Juan Manuel Vidal Testal, ESP).The six-year-old stallion Dovizioso (Cat. Nr. 3, by Dancier – Sunny-Boy – Rubinstein I) has already won dressage classes for young horses and dressage tests at first level. A movement king with much quality, Dovizioso’s brother Dan Roy is successful in Prix St. Georges (Heiner Schiergen). Granddam Romantik TS is the sister of the sire Dream of Glory.An overview of the entire collection is available HERE.~with files from Tobias Hemkencenter_img Tags: Dressage, jumping, auction, Oldenburg, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

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China to Conduct Regular Annual Naval Exercises in Western Pacific

first_img China said on Wednesday it will conduct regular annual naval exercises in the western Pacific later this month, emphasising its rights to… View post tag: Naval View post tag: Exercises View post tag: Annual View post tag: Navy View post tag: Pacific View post tag: conduct View post tag: Regular Share this article Training & Education View post tag: News by topic November 23, 2011 China to Conduct Regular Annual Naval Exercises in Western Pacific By Michael Martina (reuters)[mappress]Source: reuters, November 23, 2011; View post tag: china View post tag: Western Back to overview,Home naval-today China to Conduct Regular Annual Naval Exercises in Western Pacific last_img read more

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Mexico’s Navy Accepts First Woman into Ranks of Special Forces

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Mexico’s Navy Accepts First Woman into Ranks of Special Forces View post tag: News by topic December 12, 2011 Mexico’s Navy Accepts First Woman into Ranks of Special Forces View post tag: Naval View post tag: special Authorities View post tag: Ranks View post tag: forces View post tag: first Mexico’s Navy has accepted the first woman into the ranks of its special forces, an elite group…(zeenews)[mappress]Source: zeenews, December 12, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: into View post tag: Woman View post tag: Accepts View post tag: Mexico’s Share this articlelast_img

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Philippine Coast Guard to Step Up Its Standards

first_imgThe United States Coast Guard (USCG) together with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) this coming Monday will once again hold a joint maritime enforcement curriculum development course as part of the agency’s aim to prioritize maritime security in the country.Coast Guard commandant Rear Admiral Rodolfo Isorena said that the training will greatly enhance the PCG’s capability in the performance of their mandated task in line with the government’s firm commitment to prioritize maritime security and increase levels of awareness for a better working performance.The said training will be funded by the United States Export Control and Related Border Security Program (EXBS) and will be facilitated by USCG experts to step up the PCG standards in the conduct of export and border control.Isorena said that the goal of EXBS is to help prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), their missile delivery system, conventional weapons, and related items by assisting foreign governments to establish and implement effective export control system that meet international standards.The 10-day training will start this coming March 11 at the Coast Guard Ready Force (CGRF) Headquarters in South Harbor, Manila.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 8, 2013; Image: Philippine Navy View post tag: Guard March 8, 2013 View post tag: its Back to overview,Home naval-today Philippine Coast Guard to Step Up Its Standards View post tag: step Training & Education View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topiccenter_img Philippine Coast Guard to Step Up Its Standards View post tag: standards View post tag: coast View post tag: Naval View post tag: Philippine View post tag: up Share this articlelast_img read more

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HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterparts

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Minehunting View post tag: Seafox View post tag: Ramsey View post tag: American Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterparts Training & Education Sailors from HMS Ramsey visited their American minehunting counterparts to see how they do their business ahead of a US-UK-French exercise in the Gulf. The Brits joined Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 – known as the Blackhawks – in Bahrain to see their giant Sea Dragon helicopters find and destroy mines.Although Ramsey’s a ship and the MH53 Sea Dragon is an absolute beast of a helicopter, there are surprising similarities in the way the two Gulf-based units can deal with mines.Both launch Seafox – a small robot submarine which is a couple of metres long, powered by batteries which drive four small propellers it carries a camera, searchlight and, when required, a 1.5kg explosive charge – to find and destroy underwater devices.The Ramsey team were keen to see how the Blackhawks used Seafox. And the American fliers were keen to see how the Brits do the same, not least because the Royal Navy has front-line experience of using it off Libya.“We frequently operate in the same area as the mine clearance helicopters, but we’ve never had the opportunity to see how they operate,” said Ramsey’s LS(MW) Graeme ‘Blood’ Reid.Ramsey can also put her specialist explosive ordnance divers in the water to dispose of mines.As for the Blackhawks, they can trawl a cutting wire behind their helicopters to scythe mines from their tethers before divers jump in to neutralise the explosives. Their helicopters can also tow a hydrofoil special sled which creates a magnetic field to trigger mines.Their MH53 is the largest helicopter in the Western World – one third as large again as the Fleet Air Arm’s largest helicopter, the Merlin.The two units worked together during the large-scale IMCMEX exercise this spring and are now doing the same on another international work-out, albeit on a smaller scale with British, American and French minehunters joining up, plus mine clearance teams for the week-long Artemis Trident.The Royal Navy maintains a permanent minehunting presence in Bahrain: two Sandown-class ships (HMS Ramsey and Shoreham), two Hunts (Quorn and Atherstone), plus mother ship RFA Cardigan Bay and the mine warfare battle staff.[mappress]Press Release, July 3, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: learn View post tag: Navy View post tag: HMS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Counterparts July 3, 2013 View post tag: sailors View post tag: Blackhawks HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterpartslast_img read more

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Australian Navy to Dispose of Suspected World War II Sea Mine

first_img June 13, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Suspected A team of Australian Defence Force personnel has headed to the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati to dispose of a suspected World War II sea mine. View post tag: Navy View post tag: World War II View post tag: Dispose View post tag: sea View post tag: Australian Navy View post tag: Mine Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian Navy to Dispose of Suspected World War II Sea Mine The object was discovered beneath a sunken vessel that is being salvaged by commercial operators in Betio Lagoon, South Tarawa.Six Royal Australian Navy clearance divers and a support team are flying to the island nation on a Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft.They have deployed at the request of the Kiribati Government following the discovery of the object, which may date back to World War II.The object is lying in nine metres of water and is being removed as a precaution as the lagoon is extensively used by cargo ships, ferries and fishing boats.Clearance Diving Team Leader Chief Petty Officer Shaun Elliott said it was not yet clear what state the object is in.“We will conduct a reconnaissance of the object to determine its origins and best method of disposal,” he said.“My team is well practised in dealing with old munitions and our approach will be carefully assessed before any removal and demolition occurs.”The disposal activity is being conducted as part of Operation RENDER SAFE – the ADF’s enduring commitment to the removal of Explosive Remnants of War which continue to pose a potential danger to communities across the Pacific.[mappress]Press Release, June 13, 2014; Image: Lockheed Martin View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Asia-Pacific Australian Navy to Dispose of Suspected World War II Sea Mine Share this articlelast_img read more

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German Maritime Patrol Aircraft Ends Op Atalanta Mission

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today German Maritime Patrol Aircraft Ends Op Atalanta Mission German Maritime Patrol Aircraft Ends Op Atalanta Mission View post tag: Mission View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Op Atalanta View post tag: Somalia View post tag: africa July 15, 2015 Authorities In July 2015 the German Maritime Patrol P3C-Orion aircraft completed a three month detachment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia.The Orion aircraft played a crucial role in the success of the European Union’s counter-piracy operation by acting as the ‘eyes in the sky’ to provide timely intelligence about patterns of life and any potential pirate activity along the Somali coastline and far out to sea.With an air patrol and search area one and half times the size of Europe, the German aircraft and its crew flew more than 250 operational flying hours, averaging nine hours per flight.Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: Maritime View post tag: German View post tag: Patrol View post tag: Aircraft Share this articlelast_img read more

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