Kate Eales has been appointed by Strutt & Parker as its new National Head of Lettings. Kate has 17 years of experience in residential lettings and joins from Hamptons International where she was Regional Director, managing 13 offices across central and south west London.
At Hamptons, Kate was instrumental in doubling lettings revenue and tripling profitability during that time, whilst leading growth in its network through the opening of multiple new offices and acquisitions.
Charlie Willis, Head of London Residential at Strutt & Parker, said, “Kate’s appointment is a real success for Strutt & Parker. Following the acquisition of Roberts Newby and Edwards & Elliot, we decided to create this new position. Kate’s experience and proven track record make her ideally placed to expand our lettings offering at a national level.”
Kate’s career began on the graduate training scheme at Harrods. She moved into property in 1999 and cut her teeth at Foxtons before moving to Chestertons in Kensington, where she rose through the ranks and became the youngest area director in Chestertons’ history before joining Hamptons in 2006.
Kate said, “I feel there is a huge opportunity to build on the strength of the brand, the people and the existing successful lettings business. I look forward to helping to lead the development of the existing business alongside looking at areas for growth and expansion.”