Allsop sets up research department with senior hire

Allsop sets up a research department with a new senior hire, to help drive the company’s expansion within alternative residential.

Seb Verity, Head of Residential Research, Allsop | BTR News
Seb Verity, Head of Residential Research, Allsop.

Independent property consultancy Allsop sets up a research department, appointing Seb Verity as its Head of Research with immediate effect. The newly created role will underpin the company’s ambitious growth plans within alternative residential – including Build to Rent, PBSA, and future opportunities in the retirement living and healthcare sectors.

In his new role, Seb will focus on the residential side of the business, in particular Build to Rent and PBSA. He will work alongside Senior Associate Emma Hart on the existing Build to Rent research offer – as well as supporting the valuation teams with market intelligence reports and client insights. Seb will also provide direct consultancy services to clients to enable better data and insights-driven decisions.

“I’m thrilled to have joined Allsop at such an exciting time for the company and look forward to becoming an integral part of a highly driven and extremely client-oriented team. We see plenty of potential for growth in the current market and are eager to continue implementing innovative practices across the firm, with the ultimate aim of delivering even better results for our clients and increasing our market share.”

Seb Verity, Head of Residential Research, Allsop

Seb joins Allsop from Chestertons, where he was Head of Research, following four years as a Director in Savills’ Residential Research and Insight teams. Prior to that, he spent five years at Knight Frank as its Head of Research Consultancy.

At Savills and Knight Frank, Seb oversaw the creation of new databases, automated reporting tools and analytical outputs across Build to Rent, PBSA, senior living and residential development. He also conducted bespoke research for a number of real estate clients including Greystar, British Land, Goldman Sachs and others.

“Seb Verity’s appointment is a milestone moment for the agency, adding a vital research function alongside our growing residential business. With data playing an increasingly important role in securing the best outcomes for our clients, Seb’s skill set will neatly enhance our existing offering and enable us to grow in new alternative living sectors. His in-depth knowledge of the sector and understanding of client requirements and challenges will undoubtedly add value to Allsop’s existing services, as we aim to significantly grow our business in the coming years.”

Andrew Boyd, Partner and Head of Residential Transactional and Living Markets (RTLM), Allsop

In April, Allsop announced 19 promotions across the business, including the appointment of three equity partners and one salaried partner as the firm gears up for another year of growth. The company also announced its new CEO last year.