‘Foxtons can do so much more’ says Gittins as he takes up reins

Ex-Chestertons chief executive will focus harder on core business to drive sales and revitalise the firms vigour and visibility.

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Guy Gittins returned to the Foxtons fold as Chief Executive Officer yesterday with big plans to take the London-based estate agency to an even higher level.

Gittins, who stepped down as ChestertonsCEO earlier this year, first worked for Foxtons between 2002 to 2006, rising through the ranks from junior negotiator to sales manager at its south Kensington office.

At Chestertons he is widely acknowledged as transforming the agency into a technology-led, performance-focused business, winning market share and significantly growing the lettings business both via acquisition and organically.

Foxtons is the largest estate agency in London for sales and lettings instructions.”

Gittins says: “Foxtons is part of the fabric of London life and I am absolutely delighted to be back, heading up the best estate agency in London and filled with the same excitement, anticipation and enthusiasm that I had almost 20 years ago to the day.

“Today Foxtons is the largest estate agency in London for sales and lettings instructions market share, and we have the most prominent brand.


“However, I am also convinced that with our incredibly talented team of people, unmatched coverage across the capital and the best local market knowledge honed over 40 years of success, we can do much more.

“We will need to focus harder on our core business, drive sales, enhance lettings growth, and ensure we revitalise our vigour and visibility in the marketplace.

“Over the next couple of months, I will be visiting all the front offices and I’m looking forward to meeting the Foxtons’ team. Finally, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Peter Rollings and the Board, for looking after the business so well over the past three months.”

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