University of Gloucestershire alumnus returns to Cheltenham to head up Savills

High-end estate agents, Savills, has appointed a new head of office to its Cheltenham headquarters, with Ken Dowling, a University of Gloucestershire alumnus, returning to the county after 14 years in London.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
The new head of office joins the Savills Cheltenham team with years of experience in sales and lettings.

Ken Dowling has been appointed head of office at Savills estate agents in Cheltenham's Quadrangle.

He brings with him 14 years of experience in the London property sector, where he began his career as a sales and lettings negotiator, rising through the ranks to become head of the Kensington office at JLL estate agency.

Dublin born and bred, Ken returns to Cheltenham after graduating from the University of Gloucestershire in 2009 with a BA in events and marketing management.

Ken said: ‘Savills is a business I have long admired and I am thrilled to become a part of its market-leading team in the town that I love.

'My move back to Cheltenham is very much a homecoming. It is where my family and friends live and, despite moving away, I have always maintained close links here.

‘Cheltenham has incredible appeal for a broad cross-section of buyers, with education and lifestyle being particular pull-factors. With an impressive mix of elegant period properties and striking new build homes, there is a great choice of property on offer, particularly now, as more stock comes into the market for sale.

'The town has long been popular with Londoners and we have noticed an uptick in interest from London buyers in recent months, a trend which will fuel the already strong market.’

Charles Elsmore-Wickens, head of Savills residential business in the Cotswolds, said: ‘It is a real pleasure to welcome Ken to the Savills Cotswold team. He comes armed with an impressive track record and a breadth of experience that aligns perfectly with the Cheltenham market.’

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