Principle appoints specialist property manager to look after small blocks

The UK’s fastest growing residential management company has appointed another experienced property specialist.


Oliver Masters, who has nearly ten years of experience in the sector, has joined Principle Estate Management as a property manager.


He will become Principle’s small blocks specialist, looking after a portfolio of blocks that are mostly each under ten units.


Mr Masters initially spent six years as an administrator with Trios Property before spending the last three-and-a-half years as a property manager at Pennycuick Collins Chartered Surveyors.


Andrew Winstanley, property operations manager at Principle, said: “I met Oliver when we previously worked together, so it is great to recruit a known quantity.


“He is already an associate of the Institute of Residential Property Management (AIRPM) and is now seeking to progress to becoming a member (MIRPM), which we actively encourage and support with all of our property managers.


“We’re looking forward to supporting him whilst he hones his skills and continues to develop in his career.”


Mr Masters, who lives in Acocks Green, Birmingham, was educated at Light Hall School in Shirley and then Solihull Sixth Form College.


He said: “I am delighted to be joining Principle, a company I had heard lots of good things about and one where I feel I can develop my career.


“I was attracted to this specialist role as often small blocks can be overlooked when property managers are busy on a more general portfolio. Principle’s model of management will allow them to receive the attention they deserve.


“I was also impressed with the support offered by Principle, both from the operational structure of dedicated and experienced property inspectors, customer services and finance teams, and from the learnings I can pick up from the long experience of the senior team.”


Launched in 2018, Principle has since grown from what was virtually a one-man band into what is now more than 35 staff looking after a portfolio of more than 7,000 units in 250-plus developments across the UK.