Principle Estate Management has recruited two senior property directors with a total of nearly 20 years of experience in the sector between them.
Polly Dyer joins Principle as property director from the HML Group, where she was regional head of property management for the last four years overseeing offices in Bolton, Knutsford, Birmingham, Aldershot, Luton and Whetstone.
Ms Dyer, who once served with the RAF, had previously spent more than four years as senior property manager with the Residential Management Group, and before that worked for Gem Estate Management.
Andrew Davis joins Principle as associate director from Centrick, where he was operations manager for the last two years, managing a team responsible for over 6,500 homes across the Midlands, North and Wales.
Mr Davis was previously a regional manager for the Residential Management Group, where he worked for seven years, starting as property manager.
Stephanie Jobson, operations director at Principle, said: “We are delighted to welcome both Polly and Andy to our team after they both impressed us at interview.
“The property director position was a role we had in our long-term business plans that we knew we needed in the business.
“We decided to recruit now to prepare us for our future growth, as we have an excellent pipeline of property sites about to join our growing portfolio.
“This also enabled us to look at some other structural changes to strengthen our team and service offerings, with the addition of an associate director.
“Polly’s valuable experience includes successfully managing various teams’ performance across multiple offices within the HML Group.
“Andy’s experience includes overseeing and supporting the significant growth of sites under management at Centrick, and finding extra team members needed to manage that expansion.
“Recruiting both Polly and Andy has added knowledge, expertise and experience to our property management and senior leadership teams.
“They will provide excellent additional support for Principle at a time when it is most needed in the profession with all the changes, including extra obligations on clients and managing agents.”
Ms Dyer has various qualifications, including a ‘Distinction’ in a post-graduate certificate in Property Management and Investment, and has been a Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management since 2015.
She said: “I’m pleased to have joined the excellent team at Principle to help them tackle many of the recent changes within the profession.
“My focus will be on sustaining the firm’s expansion, generating short term wins, removing barriers, and embedding positive change within the culture of the business.”
Mr Davis has a BSc (Hons) in Built and Natural Environments from the University of the West of England, and an MSc in Property Management & Investment from De Montfort University. He has been a Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management since 2018.
He said: “Principle has a great reputation in the sector and is exactly the sort of firm I wanted to join to further my career.
“I was particularly attracted by the company’s commitment to make a positive impact every day on the lives of the communities it serves.
“I can already see that this vision is imbedded in the business and the team really focusses on the company values.
“I know that Principle works its property management software, Qube, really hard and has developed it considerably to help deliver a high standard of property management to our customers.”
Launched in 2018, Principle has since grown into what is now more than 60 staff looking after a portfolio of more than 11,000 units at around 300 developments across the UK.