Barry King, Chartered Legal Executive at Glanvilles has become the first non Surveyor or Estate Agent to become the Chairman of the Portsmouth Property Association.
Formerly known as the Portsmouth & District Estate Agents Association it was formed in the 1930’s by the then principals for the major estate agents and surveyors throughout the city as a way of networking and promoting local knowledge and assistance amongst like minded people. In 2005 the committee decide to allow other professionals in to the association, including lawyers, mortgage advisors, bankers, and insurance brokers
Barry says of his achievement â€œIn all the years that I attended PPA events as a guest of various estate agents and surveyors did I ever think that one day I would become Chairman. Â However, and after some persuasion from friends and colleagues, I decided to offer myself for the post of Vice-Chairman in 2011 and automatically became Chairman this year as the Committee were kind enough to endorse me.
I feel it is a great privilege to be leading the area’s local and premier Property Association which has such a history and tradition. I see this year as building on those foundations but also trying to increase, not only our membership, but also our profile amongst the general public so that they can be assured that using a PPA member of each profession is the best way forward to enable them to move house as efficiently as possible.