Prime residential buying agents, Middleton Advisors has appointed Gemma Maclaran as the lead for the key Cotswolds area. Gemma, who grew up in the Cotswolds, joined Middleton in 2018, initially working across regions, from the London office.
“I guess I’m mirroring one of the real property trends of 2020 – moving from London, back to the country,” said Gemma. After working at Smithfield, a specialist capital markets and financial services communications and investor relations agency, Gemma spent seven years at Douglas & Gordon.
“While the Cotswolds is very different from the London market, the same principles of trust, independence and diligence underpin all aspects of the business. We’re known primarily for buying and search, but we’ve successfully extended our services to a full ‘family office’ service in the last couple of years.”
“We’ve seen the trend for private, off-market sales increase recently,” said Gemma. “This year, up to 80 per cent of our transactions have been for private sales, and we are assuming that proportion may even go up further still. It is likely that the well-documented trend of people looking to move from the city to the country is only going to increase.
Middleton director Tom Hudson, said, “Gemma has proved her worth to Middleton and her understanding of our values and commitment to client service over the past two years, so we’re delighted to entrust one of our key areas to her.” Gemma added, “The Cotswolds is one of the perennial hot-spots, where demand for prime property will always outstrip supply, and buyers inevitably need the inside knowledge, contacts and diligence of an advisor.”