Last week, the Alexander & Co team expanded with the addition of an Area Director. Having added two further branches to our portfolio last year with the acquisition of Winslow- and Buckingham-based Ella Homes, we’re delighted to introduce to you Paul Abel, who will be assuming the role of Area Director, looking after all of the Alexander & Co and Ella teams.
Paul began his career in the property industry in 1996, starting as a trainee for a large estate agency and progressing to branch manager within two years. In 2000, Paul moved to an agency in Aylesbury, managing the branch there before progressing to an Area Director. He became a Divisional Director for a national estate agent in 2005, and went on to become a Managing Partner, responsible for 58 branches and over 400 team members. Most recently, Paul has been self-employed, running his own specialist property recruitment business for the last four years, so he joins with a vast amount of experience in and knowledge of the industry.
‘I’m really looking forward to working with Alexander & Co,’ Paul said. ‘It’s a recognisable and respected brand, and has proven to have longevity too, keeping with the times and changes within the industry. I’ve had working relationships with some of the team here already for many years and all of them have great things to say about the company, which is one of the things that made me want to become a part of the team. It’s great to be a part of a true independent organisation that does things the right way, maintains its brand values and emulates them in everything they do.’
When asked what he loves most about the property industry, Paul said: ‘I like how fast-paced, vibrant and exciting the industry is. I love helping people, and being a part of their decision of moving home is a real privilege. I’m particularly looking forward to working with a growing business in a position where I will be able to help the teams and individuals in them progress and develop, and to help instil the teams with confidence and new skills to help them learn and grow, as well as be better equipped to help our clients.’
We’re delighted to welcome Paul to our team and are looking forward to working with him on developing our service whilst ensuring it remains at the highest standard, and finding innovative, streamlined ways to work to ensure the best outcomes for all.
Welcome to the team, Paul, great to have you with us!