The Arun Estates Group has recruited Keith Knight from Countrywide to head the Brighton and East Sussex division of its Cubitt & West subsidiary.
In addition to marking a welcome return for Keith, who worked for Arun in a senior capacity for a number of years before joining Countrywide in 2007 – where he became Managing Director for the South East, and then Retail Director for the same area earlier this year – the appointment has also given Arun the opportunity to make a number of changes within its senior management team.
Keith’s predecessor in Brighton, Jon Lock, takes over responsibility for the East Kent offices of sister company Ward & Partners. Aldo Sotgiu, previously Ward & Partners’ MD, to become Managing Director of Operations for the Group, working closely with Group MD David Lench.
David said, “We are obviously very pleased to welcome Keith back. In addition to reinforcing our outstanding senior management team, his arrival has also given us the opportunity to re-assign responsibilities to ensure that Arun is even better equipped to grow and prosper amid the challenges inherent in a more difficult market.”
Keith is equally delighted, “From my previous experience with the Group, I know Arun is run by people who really have estate agency in their blood, people who have worked their way up through the ranks to the top of their profession.”