The team here at BBL are always keen to keep a healthy work-life balance and as a result, have set up a regular shooting club. Once a month we head down to one of the many clay shootings grounds on the outskirts of East London and Essex for a half-day of friendly competition. This months
These days, I am not convinced that residential property managers know what they want from an employer. Larger, smaller, traditional, ambitious, new builds, period blocks, office-based, site-based, home working… There is a vast array of managing agents out there yet property managers don’t necessarily do their due diligence, so they don’t always make the right
Even the most industrious block managers with their heads down will have heard of build-to-rent by now, perhaps by its abbreviation BTR, the trendier B2R or even the American term ‘multi-family’.
I decided to write a blog about PropTech and its implications for property managers and their employers. So to get a sense of what property management was like before the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, I asked some PMs with grey (or no) hair for their recollections. Some of it was unprintable but here are
The managing agent industry has, of late, been complaining of a shortage of competent and committed block property managers. At the same time, employers want property managers who can hit the ground running and that means they need to come with block management experience.
There are some terrific block management companies across the country, all striving to serve a wide range of clients whilst keeping an unlimited number of balls in the air.
The block management industry has at no time been more demanding yet it is rising to the challenge and showing levels of professionalism never seen before.
It may be the last thing you consider when recruiting for a member of staff. You need someone quickly, the outgoing property manager is on a month’s notice, you hope you find the right PM for your block management firm and that they’ll stay. For a long time.
You might think it is odd for a block management recruiter to encourage property managers to persevere and to make the most of where they are. And that is against a backdrop of a lack of quality candidates searching for new challenges. Let me explain. When companies are growing fast and there are plenty of
As of the 1st of January, 2018 the RICS has made changes to the Valuer Registration Scheme (VRS). Any person who qualifies as a RICS member (Chartered Surveyors or those with an AssocRICS qualification) will only be permitted to join the Valuer Registration Scheme if…