"Great to help landowners unlock the potential of their land and then to see developers create much-needed housing with the sites."
Preston Baker has just appointed William Swallow as its new Land Manager, and he is set on helping Yorkshire landowners and developers bring much-needed new housing to the market through his role.
“We have a housing shortage in this country and there is a desperate need for housing for our local communities,” said William.
“I work with Yorkshire landowners who have outline or full planning permission on land to get the best possible outcome in terms of sale price, using the extensive experience of the in-house Preston Baker New Homes, Land and Planning team and our established relationships with developers.”
"William has proved himself a real asset"
Cathy Evans, Preston Baker’s New Homes and Land Director, said: “William has proved himself a real asset to the New Homes, Land and Planning team and he really deserves this exciting new opportunity to work with landowners and developers and facilitate exceptional outcomes.”
William, 25, originally from Morecambe, who studied Sports Science at University, has worked as a Sports Scientist at Celtic Football Club, and is a published author (he had a scholarly article on training loads published), has always had a keen interest in property and during lockdown decided to pursue a career path in it. He joined Preston Baker Estate Agents on a graduate scheme and was soon earmarked for progression, quickly moving into a New Homes Sales Advisor role.
After just over a year in the New Homes’ role, William has now been promoted to Land Manager and has already secured some development sites, helping landowners to realise a financial return from their land.
“It’s great to help landowners unlock the potential of their land and then to see developers create much-needed housing with the sites,” said William.
“Potentially anyone could sell a piece of land, but to get the best price, the best advice, to sell in a timely manner and get the best possible outcome for a landowner, takes the expert service of a company such as Preston Baker.”
William is full of praise for Preston Baker and says the company has provided total support to him during his time with the company, including the offer of funding and supporting him to study to become a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Associate and Registered Valuer.
"I feel so valued by Preston Baker"
“I feel so valued by Preston Baker and feel my confidence has really grown during my time here,” said William.
“I am excited to see what the future holds and am embracing the responsibility of my new role as Land Manager. It’s a real honour to help landowners and developers bring forward much-needed new development.”
William would like to hear from any Yorkshire landowners with sites with outline or full planning, or who are considering sites for planning, and also from any developers looking for potential development sites.
You can contact William on 0113 487 8787/07741 648526 or email email@example.com
Pictures show William Swallow and William with Harry Dee, Land Director of Yorkshire land promoter Richard Roberts, a Preston Baker New Homes, Land and Planning client.