My Life in Property – David Adams, Group Managing Director of Cavendish

My Life in Property – David Adams, Group Managing Director of Cavendish

My Life in Property:

  • What inspired you to get into the property industry?

I fell into it! At the age of 14 I started a Saturday job at Cavendish Ikin in Chester printing the self selection sales particulars… crazy isn’t it?  We used to let people come into the office and pick up dozens of brochures.

  • What is the most inspiring part of your job?

I have recently become Group Managing Director so I now see my team around me as the clients I have to serve.  They are the most important people In the business!  I love coaching and developing the team to perform to their best potential and to achieve their goals.

  • What do you see as the biggest challenge facing your profession at the moment?

Increasing legislation and changes in policies can interrupt the flow of the property market and have an impact on consumer confidence.  We live in a world that is always changing so we must change with it, continue to grow and improve… otherwise we’d go backwards!

  • If you became Prime Minister for a day what would you change?

Turn off the internet… just for one day!  Let everyone have one day just living in the present and not staring at our phones.

  • What makes the perfect property project for you?

I love it when a client comes to me with a problem they’d like help solving.  Perhaps a tired property which needs renovating and they’re not sure whether to sell or let it.  Getting my teeth stuck in and giving proper advice – that’s fun!

  • After a long working week, can you describe your perfect weekend?

Having a 1 year old son, my weekends are never quiet these days!  We love to go out for the day exploring new places, maybe stopping for coffee somewhere.  I’m a keen cyclist so try and find time to go out on my bike and defrag from a busy week also.

  • What is your property prediction for the coming year?

My prediction is that property prices will dip slightly and demand will increase.  There will be the inevitable slowdown around the election but overall I am hoping for a great year.