People Roundup: Rightmove, PropertyGuru, HousingAnywhere and Marktplaats

February 12, 2024
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Here are all the professional comings and goings we've spotted at real estate marketplace companies over the last couple of weeks...


Rightmove appoints new Chief People Officer

UK market leader Rightmove has a new Chief People Officer, with Jennie Barker joining after two and a half years in a similar role at Trustpilot.

CEO Johan Svanstrom said, "We are very glad to welcome Jennie to the Rightmove team, moving on an ambitious strategy to deliver even more innovative solutions for consumers and partners alike."


PropertyGuru hires new Head of Corporate Communications

Singapore-based portal PropertyGuru has appointed Ng Keng Wee as its new head of corporate communications.

He joins PropertyGuru after spending four years at WeWork.

In a post on LinkedIn, Ng said:

"I am excited to share that I have joined PropertyGuru Group as the Head of Corporate Communications.

"It has been an enriching two weeks engaging with different business units and stakeholders to understand how PropertyGuru continues to enhance every step of the property process, and across the spectrum of stakeholders from buyer, agent, financier, developer to policy/city planner."


HousingAnywhere Engineering VP to leave after 7 years

Netherlands-based mid-to-long-term rentals platform HousingAnywhere will look for a new VP of Engineering after seven-year incumbent Simone Potenza announced he will leave the business and "take a break to enjoy family and kids and start something new."

HousingAnywhere started as a student-to-student messaging forum in 2009 and has since expanded to over 120 cities in Europe and North America.


Gregory Kukolj leaves Marktplaats

The Adevinta-owned Dutch general classifieds platform Marktplaats has lost its Chief Marketing Officer. Gregory Kukolj, who had been in the position for nearly four years, has left the company to explore professional opportunities in Mexico.

February 12, 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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