The representative of regional estate and letting agent Rook Matthews Sayer, Clive Rook has resigned from the board of Agents’ Mutual, the parent company behind challenger portal OnTheMarket.
The chief executive of OnTheMarket, Ian Springett has told Estate Agent Today that having helped guide Agents’ Mutual through the development and launch phases, Rook was stepping down as anticipated from his non-executive director role. He says “He did not seek re-election because he wishes to be able to focus more time on his highly successful estate agency business in the north east”.
Rook Matthews Sayer is a recognized estate and letting agency in the north east of England with 17 branches at Alnwick, Amble, Ashington, Bedlington, to name a few.
Rook became a director in March of 2014 and at the time of his appointment Paul Jarman of Savills, who is also a director of Agents’ Mutual, said: “His appointment adds to the diversity of representation and perspectives around the board table and further reinforces our commitment to create a fully national portal serving all agents in the UK residential property markets.”
Rook has made a comment stating “I have very much enjoyed being a part of the Agents’ Mutual board and my estate agency firm remains one of its biggest supporters. I take great satisfaction in what has been achieved so far and remain firmly confident about the prospects for the business”.
Agents’ Mutual says no decision has yet been taken on a replacement for regional estate agency chief Clive Rook. Agents Mutual issued a statement explaining why stating that “he wishes to be able to focus more time on his highly successful estate agency business in the north east.”
Ian Springett, OTM chief executive, has told Estate Agent Today that “Agents’ Mutual’s board will continue to develop in line with the needs of the business. We have no announcements to make in this regard at this time.”