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Dr Tim Havard joins Estate Master UK

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Industry standard, global property software company, Estate Master, has launched in the UK. The company has been developing its software since 1991 in Australia and also has a base in Dubai. It has opened its UK head office in London at 23 Hanover Square, London W1S 1JB and is planning an additional base in Manchester this year.

Estate Master has also appointed Dr Tim Havard as Director of Professional Services UK. Dr Havard has been running the Oakbrook Consultancy since 2008, an organisation that provides CPD seminars, training and consultancy to the property industry. Dr Havard’s role with Estate Master entails managing the technical application of the software alongside the client and structuring and delivering training as well as strengthening links with the education sector.

Dr Havard has had 25 years’ experience of the construction and property markets, starting as a contractor's QS before moving into property valuation, investment and development. He has moved back and forth between academia and industry for the last 18 years having lectured at Salford, UMIST, Oxford Brookes, Southampton Institute and UTS, Sydney.

He has worked both in private practice and for a financial institution as a valuer and development/investment surveyor. He has also has extensive experience of real estate software having worked for first Circle and then Argus software in research, education and training as well as writing books and papers on the subject.

He is the author of four property books, Contemporary Property Development (RIBA enterprises), Investment Property Valuation Today (Reed/Elsiver), Financial Feasibility Studies for Property Development (Routledge) and Argus Developer in Practice (Apress, USA).

Dr Tim Havard, commenting on his new role as Director of Professional Services UK, said:

“I am very pleased to be joining Estate Master at this time. The recovery will see a lot of developers and investors looking at new projects or dusting off old ones. Estate Master's software will give them the tools to assess the viability of these schemes and manage any subsequent development. I look forward to working with the company and their clients to achieve these goals.”

Vince Harney, Acting Chief Operating Officer of Estate Master said:

“Dr Tim Havard joining Estate Master UK was key in our decision to open a UK operation. His technical knowledge and understanding of both the software and the UK property market in which we are now operating will be invaluable in positioning Estate Master as the number one real estate software company in the UK.”

Date Published: 29 Apr 2014
Category: General News

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