Menno de Vree has joined Urbanbubble, the residential management specialist, to lead its new Liverpool office. He was previously head of operations at Fortis Student Living.
Manchester-headquartered Urbanbubble, founded by Michael Howard, recently opened a 15-strong office in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. De Vree’s hiring follows that of senior appointments in three other newly created roles.
Liz Lloyd Chapman has joined the firm as director of property management, from law firm Slater & Gordon where she was national facilities management business partner, and has previously been head of facilities management for Royal London.
Tina Clinton joined as head of build-to-rent in August after a decade with King Sturge and JLL. A member of the Association of Residential Lettings Agents, she will work with developers, investors and agents on the set-up of build-to-rent developments instructed to Urbanbubble.
Leanne Hargreaves, also an ARLA member, worked with Clinton at JLL for six years and joined Urbanbubble in July. She is working alongside Ian Chatburn as sales and lettings manager.
Michael Howard, managing director of Urbanbubble, said: “Whilst Menno is here to lead what we have already secured, Liz, Tina and Leanne are positions we have brought in to help as we grow in the block management, build-to-rent and sales and lettings arena. All four have a wealth of talent and experience and they really add to our strength.
“We’re committed to making our business more akin to customer service than property management. With the dawn of build to rent and PRS, Urbanbubble are at the forefront of this new age of residential management.”