Propertymark has added two member-elected regional estate agents to its board as the trade body seeks to put members at the ‘heart of everything it does’ and head off criticism from some quarters in the past that it’s an ‘old boys club’.
The two agents are Michael Sears (main pic, left), boss of Sealeys Estate agents in Gravesend who has 25 years’ experience of working within the industry, and Mish Lyanage (main pic, right), who heads up six-branch NW of England property firm the Mistoria Group.
Sears set up in estate agency during the 1990s in London’s boom Docklands market and says he “hopes to deliver further value for Propertymark’s members and provide extra insight on how we can help agents and agencies develop”.
Lyanage, who set up the Mistoria Group in 2009 and is a chartered accountant, says: “I believe in all that the professional body stands for and I look forward to bringing my strategic knowledge to the table in order to help bring more value to Propertymark’s membership”.
Nicky Heathcote (pictured), Non-Executive Chair at Propertymark, adds: “Propertymark puts its members at the heart of everything we do so it is really important to me that members have the opportunity to vote for their representatives on the Propertymark Board.
“We are in the midst of a very exciting and pivotal time as we take forward our new Business Strategy, and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Mish and Michael onto the Board, which is predominately made up of industry practitioners.
Propertymark has also revealed the appointment of its two latest industry ambassadors – Stephen McCarron from Donnybrook Estate Agents in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has moved into his role as NAEA Propertymark President and David Votta from Votta Sales and Letting in Kent is now the ARLA Propertymark President.