Welcoming the team out

Rumz Habib and Ed Hulmes at Victoria Peak

Now settled in Hong Kong, I have managed to find a permanent apartment in Tai Hang – a great local neighbourhood and have just about got my head around chicken feet, so to speak (!)

The last couple of months have quite literally flown by, and have honestly been some of the busiest and most exciting to date.

The beginning of March saw a visit from four key members of the Gordon & Co senior management team here  to promote a development in Fulham where we are the Preferred Rental Partner and also West Grove, the latest phase of Elephant Park, a key part of the Elephant & Castle regeneration scheme.

Rumz Habib, Metin Ergin, Ryan Gray and Chris Courtney joined Neil and myself for their second visit to Hong Kong. We were invited by Barratt London and Lend Lease to partner them at the Fulham Riverside & West Grove launch exhibitions held at The Mandarin Oriental, to meet and advise our new and current clients, based here in Asia.

It was great having the team out, particularly to chat through all the new business happening in London, discussing all the benefits so far from having offices in this part of the world, catch up with new concepts and hear about all our exciting new marketing initiatives.

It was also fantastic to see a large number of our clients based in Asia at the exhibition. In my eyes, it is important to put a face to a name when working so closely with someone, and some of these clients had never met the individuals that were selling or letting their London properties.

We had a lot of really positive feedback from them about how good it was to finally meet the Gordon & Co. team and to hear how our service in general had really gone up a notch by having this face to face contact -which is exactly what we wanted to hear.

It is safe to say that these trips will only become more frequent as our Asian client base expands.

I couldn’t let the guys leave without showing off a bit of my newly acquired local knowledge. We managed to cover as much of Hong Kong as our time-scales permitted; I think a highlight for all was a beer at the top of Victoria Peak to finish.

I look forward to their next trip and welcoming further colleagues out in the coming months.