Former CPBigwood director launches Principle Estate Management in Birmingham

The former head of residential property management at CPBigwood in Birmingham has launched his own business. 

Brett Williams has opened Principle Estate Management to offer a national property management service, predominantly to modern residential apartment buildings and traditional blocks of flats.

The firm has opened for business at Cornwall House in Lionel Street, Birmingham.

Previously a partner with Curry & Partners until its merger with Bigwood in 2011 and subsequent sale in 2015, he was also chairman of ARMA, the Association of Residential Managing Agents for three years from 2007 until 2010.

He was responsible for growing the residential property management portfolio at Curry & Partners and Bigwood from 4,000 units to 25,000 when CPBigwood was sold.

During his career, Brett has managed some of the highest profile developments in the Midlands and across the UK.

He said the new business would be “strong on tech” to take away mundane chores and to automate routine process, freeing up staff to communicate with clients on a daily basis.

“Our focus will be on modern residential apartment developments and traditional blocks of flats, but we will also be managing mixed use developments with both residential and commercial occupiers and private residential housing estates.

“Additionally, the firm will be managing portfolios of rented properties for investor clients.

“We will be offering director level input into all developments, and honesty, professionalism, customer care and staff development will be our watchwords,” he said.

His professional experience also includes involvement with the RICS as West Midlands Junior Organisation committee member and was chairman in the Millennium year. He latterly sat on the RICS Residential Management Working Group for the maximum term of office.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Institute of Residential Property Management.