Former SJP MD Ian Gascoigne will be helping Harding Green to hit its 'ambitious' expansion targets.
The Kensington-based firm, which operates a self-employed broker model, has signed up former St James’s Place boss Ian Gascoigne as non-exec director and board member with immediate effect.
Gascoigne brings an executive and board-level career in financial services spanning over 30 years to the table. He is a special advisor and the former MD at St James’s Place Wealth Management, the high-profile British investment management firm which counts over 20 offices in the UK and a network of 4,700 self-employed financial advisors.
Having started out as a founding employee in 1991, he is credited with playing a key role in turning the business into the FTSE 100 £5bn behemoth it is today.
Noah Pearlman joins Harding Green
Noah Pearlman has joined Harding Green as a self-employed Broker and will operate from their St Johns Wood office.
With over 17 years of experience working with some of London’s most respected boutique estate agencies, Pearlman has advised clients on homes across the capital from Notting Hill to Muswell Hill, and more recently, helping people to buy and sell in the Hampstead, Highgate and surrounding villages.
Harding Green is aiming to have 40 self-employed agents on its books by the end of the year.
Broker-model estate agency Harding Green has signed another PCL specialist and set out some more expansion plans.
Emma Munday, founder of Munday Crowley Property Consultancy, is the latest name to join the firm, which operates from a hub in Kensington and covers the prime London and country markets.
Chelsea agent joins Harding Green
“Freelance” estate agency Harding Green has signed up another well-known PCL specialist.
Melody Yousefi has joined the Kensington-based firm after a nine-year stint at Douglas & Gordon, covering South Kensington and Chelsea, having previously worked at RBKC-focused firm Bodens Residential.
Druce’s Daly moves to Harding Green
Long-standing Central London estate agent Tony Daly has joined self-employed broker-model agency Harding Green.
Daly spent 18 years with boutique estate agency Druce, working in Marylebone and Fitzrovia. He joined as a Lettings Negotiator in 2006 before moving into Sales, then becoming an Associate Director in 2013.
He’s staying in the same Marylebone patch, to handle sales, lettings, and property searches on a self-employed basis under the Harding Green banner.
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In St John’s Wood, on the other hand, Williams says that streets like Cavendish Avenue, Elm Tree Road — where he rented a property to Robert Patterson last year — or one of the substantial houses on Hamilton Terrace, with off-street parking, large gardens and plenty of amenities, could be popular choices. Rihanna previously rented on St John’s Park, while Norfolk Road and Queens Grove have “beautiful houses… a lot of them may be off market, but could be tempted to sell at the right figure.”
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Mellony Morgan, consultant at estate agents Harding Green, said the completion of Crossrail and extensions of the London Overground and Northern Line had boosted the appeal of some previously less connected districts.
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Benjamin Scrace of Harding Green, an estate agent, says that with the exception of St George’s Square and Grosvenor Road, there’s a “price cap” of about £1,100 per sq ft on properties south of Lupus Street, an area mostly occupied by the Churchill Gardens estate. One-bedroom flats on the well-maintained postwar development with Bauhaus-inspired blocks sell from around £400,000. “Investors will buy the flats for rentals returns,” he says.
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In southwest London Anna Arden, a consultant with Harding Green estate agency, is busy too: “I agreed a sale on Sunday, a one-bedroom flat for £450,000, and the buyer was keen to push it through as quickly as possible. There is a real sense of urgency before rates rise again.”
Former Savills head of lettings joins Harding Green
Williams has joined Harding Green as sales and lettings consultant for St John’s Wood, Regent’s Park and Little Venice. With more than 16 years’ experience in the industry, Williams’ expertise lies in both residential sales and lettings.