Property industry movers and shakers: James Maguire moves to new role at Housing Hand

  • Maguire will oversee strategic partnerships, alliances and sales
  • He joins just as Housing Hand launches revamped partner portal
  • Maguire’s 20 years’ experience, including at Rightmove and Reapit, will support Housing Hand’s growth strategy

Market-leading UK rental guarantor service Housing Hand has announced the appointment of James Maguire as its new Head of Sales and Business Development. Maguire will oversee the delivery of Housing Hand’s strategic sales focus for the UK and Ireland, including building key partnerships and alliances to support market demand, as well as managing the company’s overall sales function.

Maguire brings 20 years’ experience of digital sales and marketing to the role. He has spent the last decade working in the property sector, including at Rightmove and Reapit.

“We are delighted to welcome James to the Housing Hand team and to such an important strategic role for the company over the coming years. We have an ambitious growth strategy, designed to support even more students and professionals into rental accommodation that would otherwise not be open to them – or only available with a vast deposit. James will play a key part in turning that vision into reality.”

Terry Mason, Group Operations Director, Housing Hand

Based in London, Maguire’s new role will see him working with clients across the UK and Ireland. It will include building partnerships with a wide range of accommodation providers, including landlords, purpose built student accommodation providers, universities and letting agents.

“I am joining Housing Hand at a really exciting time for the business, with the launch of our innovative new partner portal, which will help accommodation providers have full visibility of the tenant journey through Housing Hand. This in turn will assist them letting properties quicker to students and working professionals, as well as giving them access to leads of active tenants looking for accommodation in their areas.”

James Maguire, Head of Sales and Business Development, Housing Hand 

Maguire will oversee Housing Hand’s experienced field sales and account manager teams, which focus on long-term partnerships with clients, with Housing Hand supporting their growth in letting both student and residential accommodation.

The pandemic has impacted the lettings market in multiple ways. One result is that an increasing number of tenants are in need of Housing Hand’s guarantor services, so I’m delighted to join the business at such an important time.”

James Maguire, Head of Sales and Business Development, Housing Hand


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