Centrick appoints new Business Development Director

Centrick's new senior appointment will help drive the company’s ambitious national growth strategy and provide a wealth of expertise.

Charles Lucas joins Centrick as its new Group Business Development Director | BTR News
Charles Lucas joins Centrick as its new Group Business Development Director.

Property specialist Centrick has appointed Charles Lucas as Group Business Development Director. Passionate about communication and engagement, Charles believes in going the extra mile and adding value to the service proposition.

Carrying 37 years’ experience in the property sector, he has worked on some of the UK’s largest new build developments and managed schemes with high profile clients, including Argent, Berkeley, Bellway, Urban Splash, Clarion, Annington, Barratt, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey.

“Joining Centrick at this time in the company’s strategic development is enormously exciting and I hope to add extra impetus to its upward trajectory, strengthening our focus on communication and working closely to grow the service proposition in line with the challenges our clients face every day. It really is a fantastic business full of great people including an exceptional management team and I fully expect to see its national presence significantly grow year-on-year.”

Charles Lucas, Group Business Development Director, Centrick

Charles, who has been a RICS Fellow (FRICS) since 2011, brings significant experience across commercial, residential and mixed-use property. He joined Mainstay in 2001 as New Business Development Manager and became Technical Director in 2005. On acquisition by FirstPort in September 2020, he became Business Development Director.

“I am very excited to welcome Charles to the Centrick team. He has enormous experience across the property sector, and, as our Group Business Development Director, he will play a key role in Centrick’s strategic growth with a keen focus on our recognised specialisms. Our ambition as a Group has always been to deliver a truly exceptional service, building a team of highly skilled property professionals that genuinely care about our clients and the residents we support. The arrival of Charles clearly demonstrates that commitment is stronger than ever.”

Phil Johns, Group Managing Director, Centrick

Centrick specialises in building and management, Build to Rent, PRS asset management, professional service and valuation, in addition to land, new homes and investment services. First opening its doors in 2005, the agency now has over 23,500 properties across the UK on its books and manages over £3.5bn in client assets.