New manager for prime London agency branch revealed…

Chestertons has named a new lettings manager for its Chelsea branch.

Jonathan James has been working in the industry for the past 10 years and joined Chestertons in 2020 after returning from a three-year stint working in the Middle East. He replaces Chestertons’ previous Chelsea manager, Sam Fard-Manesh, who has moved to manage the company’s Mayfair branch.

Ford-Manesh joined Chestertons in 2018 and quickly worked his way up to management, running Chestertons’ Chelsea lettings offices for three and a half years, where he advised some of London’s biggest estates including the Cadogan and Sloane Stanley estates.

Katinka Hill, Chestertons’ central London regional director, comments: “In the three years that he has been managing our Chelsea branch, Sam has overseen tremendous growth in Chestertons’ market share and should be incredibly proud of his achievements. Sam is ready for a new challenge and the perfect fit for running our branch in Mayfair, a unique market within London and one of the most expensive places in the world to rent.”

James himself adds: “I couldn’t be happier to be given the opportunity to take the reins of the Chelsea office. It’s great to be part of a company like Chestertons, where such a strong emphasis is placed on professional growth and progression. Within the past two years I’ve progressed from being a negotiator, through to becoming a valuer and am now the manager of a prime central London office.”

Chestertons has 31 offices across London and 70 offices worldwide.

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