In response to rapid growth, estate and block management company POD has announced two new senior hires. Both joining the business from FirstPort, the UK’s largest managing agent, Ryan Collier will take the position of Operations Director, bringing a wealth of specialist experience in the large-scale developments and build-to-rent sector, whilst Andrew Froy has been named Director of Business Development.
A passionate and talented leader, previous roles have enabled Ryan Collier to develop a comprehensive understanding of large and complex buildings, regularly providing valuable consultancy to developers to help them optimise the design and delivery of new build developments, and ensure efficient building management. Collier commented: “I am totally on board with POD’s vision and goal to enhance the lives of those who live in our buildings and am excited to have the opportunity to apply my experience of working with the country’s major freehold investors, housebuilders and build -to-rent providers to continue growing the business and establish an enviable reputation, built on an innovative approach to management.”
With a proven track record establishing loyal relationships across a wide range of portfolios, Andrew Froy is a highly experienced professional with notable accolades including securing over £350,000 of annual management fees and the successful launch of an in-house Facilities Management company at a previous firm. Andrew commented: “I’m delighted to join David and the rest of the POD team at what is a very exciting time for a relatively new business. I look forward to building a trusted customer base and providing first-class customer service, underpinned by POD’s unique values.”
David Goldberg, POD’s founder and CEO added: “We’re delighted to have such high calibre additions to our senior team. We identified a need to modernise and revolutionise the sector and I am extremely encouraged by the response we’re experiencing, particularly in larger developments and the build-to-rent sector. We’re at a very exciting stage and it’s the ideal time to be strengthening our growth by building a team of talented professionals with ambition and a hunger that echo my own.”
Launched in 2017, POD Management combines expert developer consultancy with tailored, customer focused estate and block management. Harnessing unprecedented expertise to deliver a modern, technologically focused approach to home management, POD will prioritise its customers’ needs, providing an exceptional level of service, unrivalled by the rest of the industry.
Around-the-clock support through ‘POD Anytime’ means issues are dealt with efficiently and effectively. Additional unique services include ‘POD Connect’, an exclusive online portal featuring property updates, local information and support and ‘myPOD’, which allows customers on larger sites to access building services and engage with the local community.
POD Management is invested in and supported by an experienced panel of professionals, including Faisal Butt and James Caan CBE. Working with freeholders, Resident Management Companies, Right to Manage Companies and investors, the business also work closely with developers, using their expertise to create and deliver successful, solid management strategies.