Principle Estate Management still growing as Adam Jones joins in key role

Principle Estate Management, the UK’s fastest growing residential management company, has made another key appointment as the business continues to expand.

Adam Jones joins as business integration and asset manager as Principle continues to add to its team. He is Principle’s fifth recruit in 2020, taking total numbers to 22, including three consultants.

Mr Jones is an Associate of the Institute of Residential Property Management.

Joe Jobson, director at Principle Estate Management, said: “We know Adam from a previous role at CPBigwood where we worked together.

“His timing in approaching us was perfect as there are not many with his experience in this niche part of our sector.

“The person we were seeking has to be thorough, organised, communicative, and have a wide knowledge of buildings and leases in order to ensure we are set up right first time when we take a new estate into management and be able to hand over all relevant information to the property manager to ensure a smooth transition.

“We know he is all these things, and he is also experienced in using Qube, the bespoke property management package we utilise to ensure all our data is constantly updated.”

Adam Jones said: “The chance to join Principle Estate Management at this stage in the firm’s amazing growth story was too good to miss. I know the managing director Brett Williams and Joe Jobson from having worked with them previously.

“I was educated at South & City College Birmingham, I live here and am married with a one-year-old child, so Principle is right on my doorstep and its central location means it is ideally placed to service our clients in any part of the UK.”

Mr Jobson said: “Adam’s role will involve a full on-site inspection of our new developments under management in order to cross check information provided by previous agents. We use a special version of a site survey report that we have actually written ourselves to use on the Qube site survey app.

“Ultimately, he wants to gain an insight into a property manager role so we will train him and help him build his portfolio as we continue to grow. Business integration is a great grounding for property management as you learn a lot of technical skills.”

His appointment comes as Principle promotes Holly Cox, who joined the firm as an apprentice in February 2020, into a property assistant role in the customer services team. Esme Williams will be working with Adam Jones as business integration assistant.

Now in its third year, Principle Estate Management has tripled in size in the last 12 months, with the number of units it looks after rising from just under 2,000 to 6,000. Staff numbers have risen from seven to 22 in little over a year.

The company’s growing portfolio of properties now totals 5,803 units in 234 developments spread across the Midlands and in all nine English regions including across London, plus more in Wales.

Principle Estate Management was launched in 2018 by Mr Williams, the former head of residential property management at CPBigwood in Birmingham, and a past-chairman of ARMA.

The company is based at Cornwall House in Lionel Street, Birmingham, and offers a national property management service.

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For further information please contact:

Brett Williams, Principle Estate Management LLP, Cornwall House, Lionel Street, Birmingham B3 1AP

Tel: 07954 078711 / 0121 289 4315



Editors’ notes:

Principle is a customer-focused managing agent providing a transparent property management service to the highest standards nationwide, focusing particularly on the management of apartment buildings. Principle Estate Management, based in Birmingham, launched in Spring 2018 and is led by experienced chartered surveyors. The business was born out of a passion for “doing it right” through a director-led, friendly approach combined with robust systems that maximize efficiency. Principle provides a service that sets the aspirational standard for other agents. The company manages modern apartment buildings, traditional blocks of flats, mixed use developments, private housing estates and private rented sector (PRS) or build-to-rent (BTR) developments, as well as portfolios of rented properties for residential or commercial landlords.