Keller Williams, which
claims to be the world’s largest estate agency, has appointed Nicky Stevenson as Market Centre Director at
its Mayfair hub.
Stevenson has extensive
property industry experience, including hands-on at a number of lettings agents
including Chesterton Humberts, a directorship at The Property Academy and
business growth and coaching experience.
The company has also said
that it is planning to open four more of its estate agency ‘market centres’ across
Keller Williams is a well
established name in its native US, but currently has quite a low profile in the
The company operates via a network of franchised self employed agents who,
rather than being based in high street offices, work from what it calls market
centres which provide back office support and training. Should this model prove
to be as successful as the company seem to hope it could serve as a further
cat-among-the-pigeons in an industry which is already being turned upside down
by the online agents and portals.