Women are representing both the industry’s sales and lettings sectors for the fourth year since 2013 following the announcement today of Liana Loporto-Brown (main pic) and Maxine Fothergill as the elected Presidents of NAEA and ARLA Propertymark.
And in a video published by the trade body, she recalls first arriving in the UK to work for Foxtons and having a brick thrown through her car window, spurring her on to work to improve agents’ reputation.
Loporto-Brown has been in the industry for 25 years after starting her career at 19 years old in Malta where she worked for ten years.
Liana then moved to London, where she joined Foxtons before moving to independent firm London Residential where she stayed for 13 years.
In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, then Liana founded her own agency, Liana Loporto Property, which is part of the eXp UK network.
“I’m really pleased to now be assuming the role as President for NAEA Propertymark, I’ve waited what seems to be an eternity given the COVID-19 pandemic taking hold,” she says.
“As President I will use my voice within the Propertymark platform to champion professionalism in our industry, to our members, to agents that are not yet members and to our customers across the UK.”
Fothergill (pictured), the new ARLA Propertymark President, started her estate agency career in 1988 for Robinson and Jackson in their flag ship Bexley, SE London branch but then started her own business known as Amax Estates and Property Services in Gravesend in early 2002.
“It is my intention to reach out to as many younger people as possible via all forms of media.
“I want to encourage greater numbers to join the industry and see it as a valuable and worthwhile career through sharing my experience of how fantastic, exciting, and ultimately rewarding the industry is.”
Propertymark has also revealed ARLA and the NAEA’s new Vice Presidents, who are Michael Holden (NAEA, pictured) and Angharad Trueman (ARLA).
This means Stephen McCarron will step into the position as President Elect for NAEA and David Votta will move into his new role as ARLA President Elect.