Foxtons’ director quits to join Chestertons after CEO moves opposite way

Just weeks after Guy Gittins left Chestertons to take over at Foxtons, an operations director moves the other way.

Senior staff swaps between rival agents Chestertons and Foxtons continue just weeks after CEO Guy Gittins switched to take over at Foxtons.

Iain Bailey, new Chestertons director and head of property management

This time, Foxtons’ operations director Iain Bailey has moved the other way to Chestertons to become Director and Head of Property Management.

Bailey will be working closely with Chestertons’ Director of Property Management, Julia Lickley, and a team of over 40 staff.

The announcement comes soon after Gittins confirmed he was leaving Chestertons after four years at the helm, to replace Nic Budden at Foxtons. He is due to start in the new job on 5th September.

Bailey started at Foxtons 17 years ago before rising up the ranks to supervise several parts of the property management division, and eventually being promoted to the agency’s operations director.

Rising up ranks

Richard Davies, MD of Chestertons, said: “Having worked his way up from entry level to director level, Iain showcases precisely the type of determination we are looking for in our senior team members. His track record of introducing bespoke services for clients will be especially valuable to our customer-focused property management team.”

Bailey said: “Chestertons is an extremely exciting business which has grown significantly over the past few years and now has one of the largest property management books in London.

“With an increasing amount of compliance and regulations to follow, landlords not only require a management team they can trust, but a team that goes the extra mile and ensures their asset is looked after properly.

“I have always admired the company’s drive and focus on service, and am very excited to join and play a role in growing the agency’s property management department further,” he said.

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