New property manager for Scanlans as Yorkshire portfolio expands

Darran Ezard, property manager at Scanlans

Scanlans has recruited a property manager to take care of its burgeoning North Yorkshire portfolio following a raft of contract wins.

Darran Ezard has joined Scanlans’ Leeds office and is managing apartment blocks and other residential developments in Harrogate and further afield in locations including Boroughbridge, Ripon, York and Whitby.

He has moved from Residential Management Group to join Scanlans, a property management and surveying practice which operates nationwide from offices in Manchester and Birmingham in addition to Leeds.

Darran has extensive experience of managing blocks and estates as well as accounting experience.

Michael Willans, the head of property management for Scanlans in Yorkshire, said: “Darran is an excellent addition to our growing team and we are really pleased to welcome him to the firm.

“He has a track record of successfully managing a wide variety of large and small developments in the Yorkshire area, and is adept at working with contractors, tenants and owners as well as management bodies and their directors.

“Having him on board extends our capabilities at a time when we are seeing good growth in contracts as we continue to strengthen our presence in the Yorkshire regional market.
“Harrogate in particular is proving to be an area of rapid expansion for us, with around a dozen new, sought-after sites coming under our management in the first quarter of this year alone.

“Darran knows the town well and is based locally, which means he can be on site very quickly. These attributes, combined with his experience and proactive approach, will help us to accelerate our expansion further by giving us the edge in the local market.”
Recent additions to Scanlans’ Harrogate management portfolio include Queens Close, Grayson House, Oak Lodge, Cavendish Place, Beech Grove, Trafalgar Court and Byron Court.

Nationally, the firm achieved a milestone in 2022 as its portfolio reached 20,000 units across over 300 residential sites, from listed apartment blocks to new-build housing developments.

Alongside property management, Scanlans provides building surveying and LPA Receivership services and fire risk assessments from its Leeds operation, which is based at the Thorpe Park business and retail park.

Darran said: “It’s an exciting time to join Scanlans as we build our presence in the North Yorkshire market and across the region.

“I look forward to utilising my property management and accounting experience to help us further develop our market share, working with a strong team of colleagues and with tenants, leaseholders, freeholders and management companies to look after their interests.”

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