Property specialist Centrick has appointed Charles Lucas as group business development director to help drive the company’s ambitious national growth strategy. Centrick, which was established in 2005, specializes in Building & Estate Management, Build to Rent, PRS Asset Management and Professional Service & Valuation in addition to Land, New Homes and Investment services.
Charles, who has 37 years’ experience in the property sector, has worked on some of the UK’s largest new build developments and managed schemes with high profile clients including Argent, Berkeley, Bellway, Urban Splash, Clarion, Annington, Barratt, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey. Charles said:
“Joining Centrick at this time in the company’s strategic development is enormously exciting and I hope to add extra impetus to its upward trajectory, strengthening our focus on communication and working closely to grow the service proposition in line with the challenges our clients face every day. It really is a fantastic business full of great people including an exceptional management team and I fully expect to see its national presence grow significantly year on year”
Phil Johns, group managing director of Centrick, said:
“I am very excited to welcome Charles to the Centrick team. He has enormous experience across the property sector and, as our group business development director, he will play a key role in Centrick’s strategic growth with a keen focus on our recognised specialisms.
“Our ambition as a group has always been to deliver a truly exceptional service, building a team of highly skilled property professionals that genuinely care about our clients and the residents we support. The arrival of Charles clearly demonstrates that commitment is stronger than ever”
Charles, who has been a RICS Fellow (FRICS) since 2011, brings significant experience across commercial, residential and mixed-use property. Charles, who joined Mainstay in 2001 as new business development manager, became technical director in 2005. On acquisition by FirstPort in September 2020, he became business development director.
Passionate about communication and engagement, he believes in going the extra mile and adding value to the service proposition. Outside work, Charles is a huge fan of sports including cricket, skiing and rugby and whilst he now spends more time off the field than on, still has a huge passion for coaching and for his beloved Manchester City FC.
Birmingham-based Centrick, which also has offices in London, Manchester, Sheffield, Gerrards Cross and Fareham, has grown consistently since its inception by successfully prioritising innovation, expertise, and building trusted relationships with its clients to deliver high quality service and results. First opening its doors in 2005, the agency now has over 23,500 properties across the UK on its books and manages over £3.5 billion in client assets.
Centrick’s vision is simple, “to make customers’ lives better everyday, the Centrick way” and for almost 20 years Centrick has nurtured, driven and grown its team by delivering industry leading service. Centrick prides itself on being a company of knowledgeable industry experts with a trusted, joined-up approach to all aspects of residential property. Innovation is at the heart of everything it does, helping it to adapt to the ever-changing market. This is all underpinned with a strong ethical code of trust and family values, where the team works as one to deliver exceptional service. National residential property experts, Centrick is forward-thinking and agile; always looking for new ways to work flexibly to meet the needs of its clients, using its strength and depth, across the property sector. By investing in talent, leading the way on industry practices, developing its technology and systems, it delivers an outstanding service to clients. Providing services across the UK, with offices in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Sheffield, Gerrards Cross and Fareham Centrick’s services include:
- Build to Rent – BTR, Student & SFH
- Building & Estate Management
- PRS Portfolio Asset Management
- Professional Services