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Jessica Hardwick appointed Connells Group Affordable Housing Services Director

Charged with driving Connells Group’s affordable housing offering, developing existing relationships and forging new effective relationships with operators in the sector.

Leading estate agency and property services provider Connells Group announces the appointment of Jessica Hardwick to the new position of Connells Group Affordable Housing Services Director, effective immediately.

Jessica has over 16 years’ experience in the Group, most recently in the position of Senior New Homes Director covering the Connells Central East & West region, and extensive contacts within the housebuilding industry. In her new role, Jessica is charged with driving Connells Group’s affordable housing offering, developing existing relationships across the Group and forging new effective relationships with operators in the sector. Jessica will be providing help and advice on any land acquisition or disposal, assisting with formal valuation work and offering sales and marketing support for private and shared ownership schemes, working closely with the land and new homes across both the Connells and Sequence networks.

Commenting on her appointment, Jessica says: “It is a very exciting time to take on this strategic role within Connells Group and my personal aim is to use my track record and experience in the profession, allied with the strength and depth of our market leading 600 branch network to ensure we become the agent of choice for all housing associations requiring support and added value when selling their homes. This sector plays a significant role within the housing industry, and one that is often overlooked. Housing associations provide access to affordable homes that help people get on to the property ladder, and I’m delighted to be leading our expansion plans within this sector.”

Jessica reports into Connells Group Land & New Homes Managing Director Roger Barrett, who says, “We are delighted to appoint Jessica into this new role, optimising the opportunity that exists in this expanding sector. We have an ambition to not only consolidate our position as the leading land and new homes estate agency operation, but to further grow our share of the market. The provision of services to Registered Providers and the affordable housing sector more widely has always been an integral part of our new homes operation, and we have the ability, means and desire to deliver on our ambition through this new appointment, further investments in people, technology and marketing.”ells Group is regarded as having the best land and new homes operation within the industry, selling almost 18,000 new homes over the past two years and prides itself on delivering a comprehensive service to meet and exceed the needs of landowners, builders, developers and local authorities.

Click here to find out more about Connells Group's Affordable Housing offering or contact Jessica Hardwick at jessica.hardwick@connellsgroup.co.uk / 07785 528474.

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