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Blackfish founder to head residential development team at Chestertons

London Prime Residential Lettings Report

Chestertons has appointed Robert Pearce to lead its Residential Development and Investment department. Robert is co-founder and formerly Distribution Director of Blackfish, the Hong Kong-headquartered property investment company.

Prior to starting Blackfish, Robert spent more than a decade assisting private and institutional clients to source, develop, sell  and manage residential property portfolios in over 20 countries. During that time he held several senior positions at international real estate investment firms in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Robert is widely quoted for his industry experience and expertise and is a contributor to national newspapers as well as broadcast and digital media such as Bloomberg.

Robert Bartlett, Group Chief Executive at Chestertons, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to add Robert to our team. He has a very impressive track record and an international profile. We have developed a considerable reputation for product distribution across the MENA region and I believe that Robert will significantly enhance our capabilities. He is an individual who will drive forward this key part of our business. 

“Despite global economic uncertainty, investor appetite for residential property across the UK remains strong and there are a huge number of opportunities being created in our major cities. Our clients will surely benefit from having someone of Robert’s unique experience and acumen to help guide them through the market over the months and years to come.” 

Robert Pearce says: “Chestertons as a business shares my own core values as well as a desire to deliver successful results for customers globally, and I look forward to utilising Chestertons’ strong reputation and extensive office network both across London and internationally to achieve this.”

Robert will be in charge of Chestertons’ global Residential Development and Investment business and will be based at the firm’s London headquarters in Mount Street, Mayfair.

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