One of Knight Frank’s leading high fliers has jumped ship to join tech-based lettings and management platform Rentify.
Lucy Jones had been with Knight Frank for over six years and was only recently promoted to head up its national lettings operation.
Before that she had worked in its corporate lettings arm working with PRS developers, trustees and both institutional and private investors.
Prior to that she was operations director at LSL and started her career working for Your Move as a branch manager.
She is joining Rentify, which is a lettings and property management platform, as its Director of Agency, and will work alongside Rentify’s founder, George Spencer and its Chief Technology Officer, Edwin Wills.
Letting agents who have followed Rentify’s progress may be surprised by its latest hire.
Back in 2015 Spencer was vocal in criticising traditional lettings agents for charging ‘sky high’ rents and his desire to ‘eradicate high street agents’ within the next ten years.
“I have always had an interest in building businesses and have thrived on spotting gaps in the market and creating solutions for my clients,” says Lucy Jones.
“I am a firm believer that the future of the property market is in tech. I’m particularly excited about the opportunity at Rentify because it’s entirely unique, it delivers a solution to landlords that no one else provides and its growth plans are incredibly ambitious yet credible.”
Commenting on her arrival at the proptech firm, Spencer (left) says: “Rentify’s ambition is to be the world’s biggest landlord without owning any real estate.
“Our growth plans for the years ahead are big and we knew as soon as we met her that Lucy is the right person to lead the agency team to achieve our goals.”