Estate agency set to double staff numbers

Jenna Coghlan

An estate and letting agency in Birmingham says it is set to more than double in size within a year.

Davidson Estates, which has offices in Edgbaston and the city centre, had just four staff this time last year but now has seven and is currently advertising for a further three posts.

The latest recruit is Jenna Coghlan who has joined the company as a marketing assistant and front of house, after graduating from the University of Birmingham with a first-class degree in History, Ancient History and Archaeology.

Coghlan used to work part-time for an estate agency in Harborne during her studies, which was when she got to know Davidson Estates.

She said: “I saw this job offer as a welcome advancement in my career away from simple administrative duties and towards a role which demands so much more responsibility.

“I spent much of my degree handling human skeletons, talking about the Iliad, or debating Thatcherism, so it’s been quite a bizarre transition from writing my two dissertations on the Neolithic and contemporary Conservatism, to marketing million-pound properties!

“But I’m adoring the creative freedom that marketing is giving me, as my main passion is writing, and I’m at my happiest conjuring up property descriptions and promotional materials.”

Ben Davidson, managing director of Davidson Estates, said: “We’re really pleased to have added Jenna to our team as she’s brought some refined skills in writing and describing all the great properties we have on offer.”

Davidson explained that the company’s expansion was being driven by the fact the property market had remained strong, despite the interruptions caused by Covid-19.

He added: “There’s been a steady growth in all areas despite the lockdowns, and there’s now quite a surge in the number of deals we’re sealing for the new homes market across the city.

“We’re now keen to get the right people in place to help us handle more new homes appointments and to manage the ever-growing finance department.”

The three new roles Davidson is now adverting for are a new homes associate, a property manager and accounts assistant and an inventory clerk.