People Roundup: Juwai IQI, Just Move In, Final Offer

June 28, 2024
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Juwai IQI appoints new head of Global Wealth Management

The real estate property technology group Juwai IQI has launched a wealth management division—and appointed Haroon Anwar to lead it.

Anwar is a Certified Public Accountant and has previously spent three years working with Juwai as a strategic advisor. Anwar's experience includes over 30 years of expertise in international finance, investments and banking, including leadership roles at Citi, ABN AMRO, BMO Financial Group, and Standard Chartered with experience spanning ASEAN, the Middle East, North Africa, and North America.

Kashif Ansari, co-founder and Group CEO at Juwai IQI, said:

"Our Global Wealth Management division is designed to provide affluent clients with the best guidance in building their international real estate portfolios, a key part of their asset management strategy.

"As Head of Global Wealth Management, Haroon will draw on our global network and partners to identify investment opportunities and provide strategic advice on asset selection, acquisition, and management to meet our clients’ risk and returns requirements."

Juwai says the global wealth management division's aim is to provide a multi-family office platform aimed at high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs).

Commenting on his appointment and the new wealth management segment, Haroon Anwar said:

"There are 58 million HNWIs globally in 2024, with numbers projected to rise to 68 million by 2028, while assets under management have also nearly doubled over the past decade.

"Yet, high net worth clients, especially in Asia and the Middle East, are unable to obtain effective, trustworthy, discreet, and comprehensive service in a way that considers the unique financial characteristics and global nature of their portfolios.

"Juwai IQI’s Global Wealth Management Division is well positioned to serve the needs of HNWIs and with our expertise and the partner network we can offer a wide range of services, including residency and citizenship solutions, residential property search and acquisition, relocation services, and commercial property advice and acquisition."


Just Move In appoints new COO

The UK-based home-moving proptech Just Move In has appointed Shareq Husain as the company's new Chief Operational Officer.

Husain previously held the position of head of operations at Uber and also rose to CEO at London-based proptech startup Residently. He has an INSEAD MBA and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Just Move In is a one-stop solution that makes home moving easier. The firm organises home setup, utility management and services including council tax, removals and storage, phone and broadband, and insurance.

Just Move In previously won the Pitch Club event at the Property Portal Watch conference in Madrid, 2022.


Final Offer hires ex-Zillow and Keller Williams execs

The agent-driven platform for negotiating home sales Final Offer has hired a new Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, both of whom held executive positions at Zillow and Keller Williams respectively.

Rebecca Guthrie, ex-Keller Williams, joins as COO while Andrew Wild, who held multiple senior positions at Zillow, has been appointed SVP for Partnerships at Final Offer.

Final Offer's platform centralizes the home-selling process for agents, buyers and sellers. The platform only shows listings attached to licensed agents or brokers. Agents using Final Offer can publicly disclose the price and terms the seller has committed to accept and the price and terms of incoming offers as they are submitted. The platform works in real time and also allows buyers to submit competing offers.

Commenting on the two hires, Final Offer founder and co-CEO Danko Fatovic said:

"We are thrilled to have Rebecca and Andrew on our executive team as we continue our journey of transforming the real estate industry and shaping the future of buying, selling and negotiating real estate.

"Our goal remains clear, to provide a preeminent consumer-facing, agent-driven negotiation platform for residential real estate, delivering clear, real-time offer alerts to all interested parties."

June 28, 2024
Harvey is an experienced property journalist and copywriter. He has written about the property industry since 2015, starting at The Property Franchise Group in the UK, before moving to Spain to work for Spotahome. He has blogged for the private rented sector, ghostwritten for UK property experts and written case studies for franchise owners around the UK. Harvey joined Online Marketplaces as a News Editor in 2022.

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