Welcome to #ANewLeaseOfLife, a sub-series of the devcast…podcast, where you’ll be learning how experts of the build to rent and alternative investment sectors have climbed the ladder of their professional careers..
Hosted by Nick Hammond, Head of Build to Rent at deverellsmith.
So, what happens when a BTR & PRS expert with 16 years experience in industry leading firms moves into the world of self-employment and entrepreneurship?
That’s what Sam Smith, Managing Director of Yoodle, did earlier this year. During his career, Sam primarily focused on residential lettings and property management. For the last 5 years, his focus has been on the institutional PRS and Build to Rent sectors. Sam left estate agency giant Foxtons in 2015 and joined Get Living as Head of Performance Management, in 2017 Countrywide came calling and he joined Hamptons International to establish and set up there PRS and Build to Rent offering.
Now on his own, Nick questions what life is like in his own lane, career challenges, the ever evolving world of build to rent and advice for those starting out.
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