OnTheMarket makes new appointment to spearhead BTR offering

Following its launch into the Build to Rent market, OnTheMarket has made a key appointment that will bolster its operations.

Mitch Hammond has joined OnTheMarket as its new Build to Rent Manager, following the company's entrance into the Build to Rent sector | BTR News
Mitch Hammond has joined OnTheMarket as its new Build to Rent Manager, following the company's entrance into the Build to Rent sector.

CoStar Group brand and property portal OnTheMarket has entered the Build to Rent sector with the recent appointment of Mitch Hammond as Build to Rent Manager. The new offering aims to support advertisers with a dedicated listings service to make their communities stand out and bring competition to the portal sector.

Joining the company during this exciting time, Mitch will launch the new service, taking responsibility for strategic sales leadership in addition to developing a Build to Rent sales team. Currently, the likes of Cortland and Populo Living are listing their Build to Rent communities on the portal, with numerous operators expected to join soon across a range of different subsectors.

Mitch carries a wealth of experience in the property industry. He previously spent over six years at Foxtons where he ended his tenure as Build to Rent Business Development Manager. He also spent time with The Ringley Group as Head of Mobilisation and Strategic Leasing, where he assisted with the growth and expansion of new business.

“I’m delighted to have joined OnTheMarket at such an exciting time for the business and firmly believe the new offering can follow the success our New Homes department has enjoyed in recent years. As the Build to Rent market continues to go from strength to strength across the UK, we have a real opportunity to add value to our customers and bring much needed competition to the sector. Our commitment to fair and sustainable pricing will provide agents, developers, and operators with a fresh option to promote their properties and communities to residents.”

Mitch Hammond, Build to Rent Manager, OnTheMarket

As part of a Build to Rent membership package, members will be assigned a dedicated Account Manager providing regular support and quarterly face-to-face meetings, continuing OnTheMarket’s commitment to customer support and brand elevation.

Members who subscribe to the service will also have access to OnTheMarket Expert, which will allow them to use a wealth of rental tools to provide their business with data, market trends, and local insights that can be used alongside Sprift Market Appraisal Guides to support new business growth.

“Mitch brings with him a rich background and knowledge of the Build to Rent sector which will prove to be invaluable as we grow this new service. He joins at a pivotal time for business, with the acquisition by CoStar Group accelerating our target of becoming the market leader, bringing industry-leading global expertise and significant financial firepower to help deliver even more value for all our customers. As with the other sectors we are involved in, fair and sustainable pricing sits at the core of our Build to Rent offering. Estate agents, developers, and operators now have an alternative product that brings real competition to a growing market.”

Jason Tebb, President, OnTheMarket