Chestertons bolsters franchises with two 'heavyweight' hires

Amy Loddington
20th February 2020

International estate agent Chestertons has appointed two industry heavyweights to its franchising division.

Jamie McMullan joins as Chief Operating Officer for UK & Europe Franchising and David Russell has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer for Global Franchising and New Homes.

Chestertons’ latest senior hires will join the international team comprising CEO, Global Franchising, Nick Witty, and COO, International, Gavin Vercoe, as they continue to develop the estate agent’s franchise proposition, which currently has a base in UAE.

Both McMullan and Russell will bring fresh-thinking and an innovative approach to Chestertons after spending over 15 years combined at Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC, where they were instrumental in developing, growing and amplifying the business’ global franchise model.

Salah Mussa, Chairman of the Chestertons Group, comments:

“The appointment of Jamie McMullan and David Russell to our senior leadership team highlights our continued commitment to strengthening our global franchise proposition. Their valuable experience in both the franchising and global real estate sectors means that we’re in an extremely strong position to evolve our offering for prospective franchisees, whilst also ensuring the success of our current franchised businesses. The fact that two hard-hitting hires have joined us from one of the world’s largest international real estate companies is representative of our direction of travel for the business.”

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