Propertymark Chief Executive Set to Retire

Having held his post as chief executive for the National Association of Estate Agents for the past 7 years, Mark Hayward has announced that he is to retire at the end of the year.

Prior to becoming chief executive, Hayward has previously been a board member and chair of the board for four years.

Mr Hayward was a key part in the creation of Propertymark, that was launched in February 2017. Combining five different associations into once, the organisation established themselves as ‘the go-to organisation for any questions relating to property’. They pride themselves on protecting and guiding customers through property transactions and ensure that their property experts meet the higher standards that the law demands, despite the industry having no regulation.

There was no doubt that Mr Hayward was a prominent voice for regulation in the estate agency sector and was a member of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group, created by the government, which made a string of recommendations regarding licensing, training and regulation.

Mr Hayward stated:

“I’ve loved leading an organisation that spans so many important issues; housing really is at the heart of everything and it’s been a real pleasure to represent the industry. I am ready for new challenges”

The move has prompted Propertymark to create a single leadership post for both the estate agency and lettings agency sectors, which will be advertised soon.

This afternoon’s statement from Propertymark says:

“The board has decided to take the opportunity to move towards a single Propertymark structure. As such the board has decided to commence a process to identify and appoint a chief executive officer for Propertymark Ltd, with the successful candidate to commence in post in 2021.”

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