Change at the top at prop­erty sur­vey­ors

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Business Update -

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

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