Zoopla has claimed top position in London’s rental market and revealed that 2,000 agents have joined or rejoined the company over the past 12 months as it forms a new executive team.
The portal now claims to list 49,000 homes available to rent in the capital, which makes it the largest of all the portals in this sector.
Zoopla also claims that its recently-launched UK Cities House Price index is becoming the leading market data source for estate agents operating in urban areas.
The portal has also hired its latest wave of new talent including senior executives from Experian, Simply Business, Callcredit, The Photobox Group, Dyson, eBay, Amazon and Microsoft.
New senior team
The new arrivals include Andy Marshall who becomes its Chief Commercial Officer, David Ross (Hometrack MD), Neil Edward, (CFO), Alex Rassmussen (Strategy & Corporate Development Director) and Catrin Anderson (Chief People Officer).
Zoopla has been on the hunt for product and technology, data, strategy, HR, finance and commercial talent since its £2.2 billion acquisition by US finance giant Silverlake in May 2018, which wants to see a more experienced executive team running the portal.
“I’m confident our new executive team are the ideal group of leaders to take Zoopla to where we are aiming to be: the preferred partner for both agents and consumers.
“Agents are beneficiaries of the digital marketing revolution and our goal is to provide tools which help them to be as efficient, and to reach as wide an audience, as possible,” says Charlie Bryant, MD of Zoopla.
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