March takes new CEO role at Braemar

Simon Donohue

Chris March has been appointed to the newly created role of chief executive with the Hale-based property management company Braemar Estates.

He will be responsible for developing and delivering the growth strategies of the business which currently manages £1bn of assets, including Cathedral Group's award winning Clapham One, Grosvenor's One Park West in Liverpool and the Beetham Towers in Manchester and Birmingham.

He will work closely with fellow directors, with support from the existing 45 team members, to help consolidate Braemar Estates' position as a leading property manager.

March has over 30 years' property management experience and joins Braemar Estates from Allsop Residential Investment Management, where he worked as property director responsible for its property and block management service delivery throughout the UK.

Prior to this, he was business development director for Countrywide Managing Agents, managing business to business and business to consumer sales and marketing.

He is an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

He said: "I am delighted to have joined Braemar Estates. It is a rapidly growing company, with an excellent team of individuals, and I look forward to further raising the profile of the business and contributing to its continued success."

Braemar Estates is the specialist property management division of the AIM-listed Brooks Macdonald Group.

It manages a diverse leasehold portfolio of 4,625 residential properties with a combined worth of £1bn in the UK on behalf of freeholders and leaseholders.

In addition, it provides a full management service to the property funds operated by Brooks Macdonald Funds.

Simon Wombwell, director of Brooks Macdonald Group, said: "With his wealth of experience in residential and commercial property management, we are extremely pleased to welcome Chris, whose appointment highlights the commitment of Brooks Macdonald to the Braemar Estates business, in creating an innovative, technology and client-focused market leader in property management."

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