A Yorkshire estate agency has unveiled the new head of one of its flagship city centre branches and its portfolio of 1,900 homes to rent.
Emma Kerrywood has been appointed as Senior Branch Manager at the central Leeds office of Linley & Simpson with Morgans, based at Dock Street.
She will spearhead a team of 25 city living specialists, managing a letting portfolio of more than 1,900 homes and a collection of homes for sale totalling £17m.
Emma brings to Linley & Simpson more than two decades of property expertise gained across Leeds city centre and the wider Yorkshire area.
For the previous three years, she was Head of Residential Lettings at fellow Yorkshire independent agency, Dacre, Son & Hartley.
“We are thrilled to strengthen our management team by capturing someone of Emma’s calibre, and track record in customer service,” said Linley & Simpson’s Chief Executive, Will Linley. “She is one of the most familiar and trusted faces to both tenants and landlords across Leeds city centre.
“Her insight into its thriving property market, especially the buy-to-let opportunities that exist, will be a real asset amid growing tenant demand.”
He added: “It’s also a role that sees Emma’s career turn full circle – returning to head up the same Leeds office which ignited her passion for all things property, and where she remained a key member of the Morgans team for 18 years.”
Emma, who is also a former UK President of Junior Chamber International (JCI), said: “It’s an exciting time to return to my Leeds city centre roots, with cranes returning to the skyline in increasing numbers to lead the next phase of new build.
“When I started my career, there were only around 500 residents living here. Now there are over 12,000 and over the next decade we expect the population to surge past 20,000 as the resurgence in city and waterfront living gathers pace.”
Linley & Simpson operates 20 branches across Yorkshire and The Humber, and incorporates the Morgans brand at two of its offices – Leeds city centre and Headingley – after acquiring the agency last year.