Our new property manager Darran Ezard has hit the ground running as he looks after a burgeoning North Yorkshire portfolio following a raft of contract wins.

Darran has joined our Leeds office and is managing apartment blocks and other residential developments in Harrogate and further afield in locations including Boroughbridge, Ripon, York and Whitby.

He has extensive experience of managing blocks and estates as well as accounting experience, and has joined us from Residential Management Group.

Michael Willans, our head of property management in Yorkshire, said: “Darran is an excellent addition to our growing team and we are really pleased to welcome him to the firm.

“He has a track record of successfully managing a wide variety of large and small developments in the Yorkshire area, and is adept at working with contractors, tenants and owners as well as management bodies and their directors.

“Having him on board extends our capabilities at a time when we are seeing good growth in contracts as we continue to strengthen our presence in the Yorkshire regional market.

“Harrogate in particular is proving to be an area of rapid expansion for us, with around a dozen new, sought-after sites coming under our management in the first quarter of this year alone.

“Darran knows the town well and is based locally, which means he can be on site very quickly. These attributes, combined with his experience and proactive approach, will help us to accelerate our expansion further by giving us the edge in the local market.”

Recent additions to our Harrogate management portfolio include Queens Close, Grayson House, Oak Lodge, Cavendish Place, Beech Grove, Trafalgar Court and Byron Court.

Darran said: “It’s an exciting time to join Scanlans as we build our presence in the North Yorkshire market and across the region.

“I look forward to utilising my property management and accounting experience to help us further develop our market share, working with a strong team of colleagues and with tenants, leaseholders, freeholders and management companies to look after their interests.”