Loveitts strengthens team and invests for the future


Under its new MD John Pugh, the firm – the oldest in Coventry and Warwickshire – has welcomed three key new appointments to the team across different disciplines.  Now in its 176th year, the firm believes its ethos of providing excellent personal service will continue to lend it a competitive edge well into the 21st century.

It is laying strong foundations for the future by assembling a diverse and talented team who together have expertise spanning the market, from property auctions, new homes and land, to asset management, both commercial and residential.

Mark Walmsley, who grew up in Leamington and lives in Coventry, is heading up residential sales as Associate Director and Area Sales Manager. A highly regarded professional he has a strong knowledge of the local market and nearly 20 years’ experience with local firms.

Simon O’Brien joins as Senior Commercial Surveyor following a successful career in West London where he was an equity Director of a general practice property group for 14 years. He has vast experience in commercial property, asset management, real estate development, working with landlords and dispute resolution. He also played a key role in establishing an auction department that was swiftly named among the Top Ten London Auction Houses in the Telegraph.

Laura Wilson is spearheading Loveitts’ ambition to double its activity in the new build home market by next year. Appointed to the recently created post of Area New Homes Manager, Laura has 15 years’ experience of working locally both for housing developers and for estate agents, giving her a unique insight from inside the industry.

John Pugh said: “We are really excited about the strength in depth of our new team who will help Loveitts offer the high level of personal service that has become our hallmark even while we embrace new technologies for efficiencies behind the scenes.

“Estate agency is a very personal business – we like to think we know the markets and take time to know what makes our vendors and purchasers. We move with the times, but we always keep people at the centre of our business.

“Coventry and Warwickshire are about to experience an uplift in interest, with its proximity to London and the arrival of 2021 when Coventry will become the UK City of Culture, so we are preparing in advance to offer a whole range of services including asset management.”

Established in 1843, Loveitts is the only local property auctioneer in Coventry and Warwickshire, holding regular auctions in Coventry at The Village Hotel as well as introducing online auctions into the mix.