Leading residential property consultancy Ringley Group has appointed Verka Hammond as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Ringley Final Accounts Solutions, a new business division.
Verka joins from Warwick Estates Property Management, where she was chief financial officer for four years.
In her role at Warwick Estates Property Management, she was responsible for corporate finance and all back-office functions. During her time at the company, turnover increased from £5m to £11m through organic growth and acquisitions.
She was also responsible for eight successful property acquisitions, totalling £4m and reduced the cost of the business by implementing a better cost review, procurement and planning internal systems.
In her new role at Ringley Final Accounts Solutions, she will be responsible for providing strategic advice to Ringley’s clients, and will report to Mary-Anne Bowring, founder and group managing director at Ringley.
Her appointment comes soon after Ringley announced the launch of Ringley Prime and the appointment of Lee Gregori, also formerly of Warwick Estates, as its new chief executive.
Ringley Group also recently appointed Jon Curtis as its new head of building engineering. He has previously presented to government ministers on issues relating to the EWS1 (External Wall System) forms, and will spearhead Ringley’s response to the cladding crisis.
Ringley Group, which has offices in London and Manchester, has over 12,000 properties under management across the country.
The firm has also advised major residential investors such as Curlew, Patrizia and Moda Living, and has invested over £2m in creating a suite of tech products aimed at the property industry, including automated lettings platform PlanetRent.
Commenting on Verka’s appointment, Mary-Anne Bowring, group managing director at Ringley, said:
“We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Verka as COO of Ringley Final Accounts Solutions, a newly launched business division that builds on our recent growth despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.”
“Verka will help strengthen our existing client relationships by providing strategic counsel on a range of issues, and bolsters our senior leadership team”.