Property People: Rotherhill; Innes England; Persimmon Homes Midlands

Stuart Waite

Commercial property developer, Rotherhill, has appointed experienced surveyor, Stuart Waite, to its management team.

Waite joins Rotherhill from Commercial Property Partner in Nottingham. A qualified chartered surveyor with thirteen years post qualification experience, Waite has spent the last nine years as an industrial and logistics agent operating across the East Midlands, initially for Innes England in Derby and, more recently, seven years at CPP in Nottingham.

In his new role at Rotherhill, Waite is responsible for identifying new development and investment opportunities within the industrial and logistics sector, as well as implementing asset management initiatives to deliver returns for investors.

Paul Bagshaw, owner and director of Rotherhill Developments, said: “We are keen to consolidate the company’s position and are looking to continue its growth. In appointing Stuart, I believe we are addressing those needs. Stuart’s experience and knowledge, will help us to identify prime sites of approximately 5-15 acres suitable for redevelopment as well as industrial buildings in need of improvement and modernisation.”

Waite added: “I have developed a strong relationship with the Rotherhill team, having successfully acted for them in an advisory capacity on a number of projects during my time at CPP, so I know how they work and what it is they are looking for in the market. It will be my job to identify existing buildings and land where opportunities exist to add value through proactive asset management.

“Rotherhill is an agile investor and developer that has long term, robust relationships with its capital partners. This provides an opportunity to capitalise at a point in the cycle where access to debt is frustrated. The industrial and logistics sector, especially within the Midlands, still boasts incredibly strong fundamentals and this is an exciting time to be joining such a highly respected property company.”

Tori Robins and Steve Holland

Property agency Innes England has appointed a new associate director.

Tori Robins joins with more than 15 years of experience within the sector.

She said: “It’s an exciting time to join because of the level of growth happening across the board. Innes England is not only well-known, but well respected across the East Midlands and its excellent reputation was the initial draw. The team here are ambitious and the determination to achieve results at every level is why it is a leading agency within the sector.”

Head of department, Steve Holland, added: “It’s a pleasure to add Tori to our already impressive Nottingham team. Our service is about delivering the highest level of expertise to our clients and Tori’s experience speaks for itself in that regard. I have no doubt that she will excel in her role.

Matt Hannah, managing director at Innes England, said: “In recent months we have seen substantial business growth and I’m proud that we have kept such forward momentum in the first quarter of the year, and I now look forward to building on it further.”

Sara James

Persimmon Homes Midlands has added to its customer care team, with the appointment of Sara James to head of customer care.

Before joining Persimmon, James held the role of operations manager at Simplify where she supervised a department of conveyancing teams.

She said: “I am thrilled to start my new position as Head of Customer Care with Persimmon Homes, a renowned 5* builder that shares my passion for customer focus. It’s a fantastic opportunity to lead a dedicated team towards service excellence and implement strategies to enhance the customer experience.

“Purchasing a new home marks a significant milestone in people’s lives and an opportunity to make a meaningful difference, I am looking forward to making a positive impact to the customer journey.”

Zac Hurst, managing director at Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “We’re delighted to be strengthening our customer care team by welcoming Sara to Persimmon. Her skills and experience will be a real asset to the Midlands team and the business more generally.

“Providing homes of outstanding quality is integral to what we do at Persimmon, and having Sara on board will help to ensure that we continue to deliver the highest standards of service for our customers.”

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