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UK Development Pipeline Vs the Talent Pool

The UK is on the brink of the biggest building boom in history. As George Osborne announces plans for 200,000 new homes and Boris Johnson claims he will double the number of new homes built in the Capital to 42,000, Deverell Smith reports there has been little consideration for the employment supply chain required for delivery. According to the property recruitment consultancy’s research the number of job roles in the residential development and new homes sector has risen by over 125% from 2008 to the end of 2013 and 74%…

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General News 07.04.14
Estates Agents, Online, Digital Estate Agents

How Traditional Estate Agencies Can Stay Ahead Online

Building Blocks to Success – Estate Agency and the Digital Age Human interaction between agency, buyer and seller has always been the foundation of any property acquisition, and subsequently High Street presence has been the core of most agency’s business objective. But as over 95% of buyers now conduct their initial property research online, there is no doubt that the digital age has provoked a revolution in the property market, which estate agents can no longer ignore. With the rise of the online agency and the dominance of property portals, who take 61% of the online market…

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Estate Agency 23.02.14
How to use LinkedIn in the property Industry

10 Ways to Use LinkedIn in the Property Industry

There are over 385,000 registered LinkedIn members working in the property industry in the UK, and as the world’s largest business community; LinkedIn is turning the traditional business development and networking model on its head. It’s streamlined, targeted, continual and extremely effective. But there are surprisingly few in the property industry that have a full understanding of what they can leverage for themselves and their business from the most powerful business tool of late. How does LinkedIn work for the property Industry? LinkedIn works on the principle that the more…

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General Practice 10.02.14
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52,000 New Homes Needed to be Built Per Year to Meet Demand in the Residential Market Reports CBRE

CBRE has reported there are currently around 300,000 residential units in the capital’s planning pipeline. However, as London’s population is set to increase by 14%, more than 1 million people, over the next decade, the capital city is unlikely to reach the level of housing required.  We estimate there is a significant imbalance between supply and demand with potential supply satisfying just two thirds of the estimated level of future demand for housing. During the past 20 years, London has built an average of 17,350 homes per year, well below…

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Estate Agency 22.01.14
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“Strongest Ever Start to a New Year” According to Latest Rightmove Report

The past 3 weeks of January 2014 have seen the strongest start to a new year in the housing market according to the latest report from Rightmove. Average property asking prices are up 1% (+£2,406), an all-time record for this time of year for the price of property coming to market. The 1% increase this month compares to a rise of just 0.2% (+£439) in January 2013. Over the last ten years January has seen an average fall of -0.2%. The leading property portal saw hits to both their website…

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Estate Agency 20.01.14
Dan Moloney, General Practice Recruitment, Deverell Smith

Dan Moloney Joins Deverell Smith to Head up the Commercial Division

Deverell Smith announced that Dan Moloney has been appointed to head up their Commercial Property Division. Dan has over 13 years of recruitment experience following 5 years as a Commercial Agent. He will be tasked with leading the commercial business for Deverell Smith and driving expansion across the key commercial property markets. Andrew Deverell-Smith, Chief Executive for Deverell Smith comments; “We conducted an extensive search and Dan stood out as an exceptional candidate given his strong background in property and recruitment. The expansion of our commercial division is in response…

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General News 20.01.14
Deverell Smith House Price Index

Annual House Price Growth Rises by 5.4%

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) house prices rose by 5.4% in the 12 months to November 2013. The year-on-year increase reflected growth of 5.6% in England, 5.4% in Wales, 2.5% in Scotland and 3.3% in Northern Ireland. Excluding London and the South house prices increased by 3.1% with every region showing annual house price growth. The index, which is based on mortgage completions, is more comprehensive than figures from the Halifax and Nationwide which are based on their own mortgage data. Between October and November 2013, average house prices increased…

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Estate Agency 14.01.14
Deverell Smith Golden Handshake

The Return of the Golden Hello

There’s good news for those currently looking for a new role in the property industry, after half a decade the golden hello is back. The front loaded signing on bonus, used to incentivise candidates from rival firms is rapidly returning as the favoured recruitment strategy for property companies looking to lure top talent. Andrew Deverell-Smith, Chief Executive of Deverell Smith, London’s leading property recruitment consultancy comments “Golden handshakes are back. What’s most interesting is this is not candidate led. The employers are recognising to stay ahead they need the best…

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General News 09.01.14
Deverell Smith Brand Identity

Deverell Smith Launch New Brand Identity

We celebrated the launch of our new corporate image and website this week. The team were invited to a secret Deverell Smith branded venue in Covent Garden where they were greeted with Deverell Smith cupcakes and a Deverell Smith Christmas tree decorated with baubles of all our employees. The day started with a presentation introducing the team to the new brand identity and new features on the website. Midori then stole the show as the team took part in cocktail making competition to create the best tasting Deverell Smith cocktail….

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General News 16.12.13