Barry Plant appoints Chris Hill as franchise development manager

Chris Hill plans to make the Barry Plant brand more “sticky” for its members.

The Announcement:

Chris Hill has joined the Barry Plant Group as a Franchise Development Manager, expanding coaching and business support across the 70 strong office network.

The appointment comes hot on the heels of the appointment of high profile industry veteran Lisa Pennell as COO and is an important element of the group’s plans for growing the franchise, both in offices and results.

While the group is already well known in the industry for its long tenure, Chris wants to work to make the Barry Plant brand even more “sticky” for its members.

“I want upcoming agents to be in no doubt that their career will be nurtured, that they’ll be part of a highly supportive cadre, that they’ll be mentored and trained, but also have fun along the way,” Mr Hill said.

“Real estate is a tough gig and the turnover in our industry is testimony to this. Our culture has always been really supportive, with many of our longer term members having formed close friendships stretching over decades.”

“While recruiting new agents and offices to the brand, we’ll also be focussed on developing the next generation of leaders within the group through a new networking and mentoring program due to be launched shortly.”

Ms Pennell said she was thrilled with the appointment.

“Chris is the perfect package of youth, energy and experience, plus he is red, white and blue through and through having worked with the Barry Plant Group for much of the past decade,” she said.

“He knows the challenges that real estate throws up but also understands the values and
culture that Barry Plant is so well known for.”

”Chris has been a top sales consultant, held sales manager roles and has also been a business director. He has the on-the-ground experience of what it takes to not only be successful as an individual agent but to build a robust business.”

“I’m incredibly excited to have Chris join our team and look forward to the growth journey we are embarking on together.”

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