Principle recruits experienced property manager for its new London office

Thomas Young and Stephanie Jobson

An experienced property manager has been recruited by Principle Estate Management to work on the company’s prime central London developments.

Thomas Young joins Principle from Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward in Wimbledon, where he was a senior property manager and team leader. He previously worked for Neil Douglas Block & Estate Management in Buckinghamshire.

Mr Young is qualified as a Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management and as an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


He will now be working alongside Bob Myhill in Principle’s Wardour Street office on properties including York Terrace West, Hyde Park Gate, Bedford Court Mansions and many other buildings in Principle’s portfolio in Mayfair, Kensington, Regents Park and St John’s Wood.

The appointment follows Principle’s acquisition of Myhill Newman in March this year, which added nearly 1,000 managed flats to its portfolio.

Stephanie Jobson, operations director at Principle, said: “This was a key appointment for us to ensure the continuation of the high levels of service that Bob and the team have established and that our clients and customers expect of us.

“Tom was an outstanding candidate when we interviewed him, scoring the highest of all candidates according to all three interviewers.

“We were impressed by his experience and knowledge, and felt he would be a great fit for Principle and to work alongside Bob.

“We could see his intelligence and genuine desire to perform to a high standard for the benefit of our customers really suiting this London portfolio.”

She added: “The appointment comes at a great time as we have just started to move the former Myhill Newman properties over from their previous operating system to MRI Qube, widely recognised as the market-leading property management software, which we use extensively across the rest of the business.”

Mr Young grew up on family farm in Buckinghamshire and was a high achiever in education, serving as the head boy at Waddesdon Church of England School in Aylesbury and studying for a degree in biochemistry from Queen Mary University of London.

He said: “I am thrilled to have been offered the role as Principle has a great reputation and I am keen to be part of that as the business continues to grow and develop.

“The type of properties Principle looks after in London are excellent and I’m very excited to get to know the directors and customers at each.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside Bob, who ran Myhill Newman for 30 years and clearly has a wealth of technical experience and knows what these clients expect.”

With offices in Birmingham and London, Principle now has approximately 50 staff and looks after nearly 9,000 property units in more than 250 developments across the UK.


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