Change at the top at property surveyors
Land agent Hobbs Parker has appointed a new managing director.
Sam Snart has been with the Ashford-based property surveyor since 1999, and will work alongside chairman Jon Rimmer, who will work more closely with the firm’s planning team.
Mr Rimmer said: “It’s the perfect time to hand the reins over to Sam, who will lead the 14-strong team of land agents, surveyors and planning advisers.
“This year has already started strongly in terms of instructions. Despite concerns over the stability of the global economy, we are anticipating a busy year.”
The firm has also promoted chartered surveyor Matthew Sawdon to director, and brought in ex-Canterbury City Council planning expert Steve Davies as a senior consultant.
David Jarman, who has been with Hobbs Parker Property Consultants since 2007, will take on a consultancy role for a number of the firm’s planning and development clients.
Mr Snart said: “With many clients reviewing their business arrangements and examining their property and land portfolios, there is a growing demand for seamless advice from finance, through to valuation, sale or planning approval, in order to reduce the impact of issues beyond their control.
“With many in the farming community feeling the effects of low prices, it is essential that they can manage the short-term pressure associated with price volatility, but – looking longer term – consider what opportunities might exist to make their business more robust.”
Hobbs Parker chairman Jon Rimmer and new managing director Sam Snart