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deverellsmith appoint a new Director of Corporate Functions to elevate its corporate functions service at all levels within global residential real estate 

London, UK - September 2022:  deverellsmith, the strategic talent consultancy to the property industry, has strengthened its leadership team and client service offering with the appointment of Richard Baker as the Director of Corporate Functions.

Baker brings with him 30 years of both recruitment and finance experience at director level, a unique blend of expertise within the market. He’s developed teams within organisations from sourcing junior-level roles through to delivering executive search. With a history of building business areas within human resources, marketing, and finance, he will spearhead the development of deverellsmith’s world-class corporate functions service, to provide clients with a specialist offering that will be hard to find elsewhere.

His rare and extensive 30-year career gives Baker a unique understanding of both client and candidate perspectives, allowing him to draw from this knowledge to bring candidates' experiences to client challenges, delivering a trusted, premium service. With his immense network and expertise in the corporate functions market and hands on approach, a director comparable to Baker’s experience is rare in today’s market. 

Richard Baker commented: “I am really excited to have joined deverellsmith to lead the teams responsible for corporate functions recruitment across the whole client portfolio. The welcome I have had and the professionalism I have observed from everyone is both refreshing and exciting. Customer relationships are deep, and consultants are seen as true advisors to both clients and candidates. It already feels like home, and I am looking forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the business”.

Andrew Deverell-Smith, Founder and Global CEO, commented: “We have ambitious plans to strengthen our business across the full residential property life cycle, enabling our clients to hire the best in market talent across every vertical of residential real estate. 

With Richard’s experience working at director level building and developing teams within corporate functions, he’ll be able to provide our clients with an expert and elevated offering that we’ve not yet provided within the residential real estate market”.

About deverellsmith

deverellsmith is a leading real estate recruitment and talent solutions partner spanning the UK and US, we have been leading the charge and championing change since 2006. We support the evolution of hiring strategies and internal capability shaping the way real estate recruits, attracts, and retains talent. We’re the ones you call to build a dynamic team and drive shareholder value. We support your future and help build your career.

Most importantly, we like to do things differently…brilliantly.