Lee Baron appoints Cathy Emmott as operations director

(London, UK – Wednesday 4th November 2020): Specialist property managers Lee Baron has appointed Cathy Emmott as operations director within its property management division.

The former Landsec director will take up her role on Monday 4th January 2021 and will oversee operations across the entire Lee Baron-managed portfolio. She will also be responsible for the management of the firm’s ongoing improvement programme in all aspects of working practices and operational processes across surveying, facilities management and property management accounts, including the various systems and applications that the firm uses. Cathy will also play a leading role in the firm’s business development activities.

Carl Whayman, Chief Executive, Lee Baron, said: “We are in an exciting place in terms of executing our strategy to diversify our managed portfolio and to achieve unrivalled operational excellence and client service. Cathy brings a wealth of expertise across property management and will be a fantastic asset to us.”

Cathy spent two years at Landsec as operations director where she managed the West End portfolio of the FTSE 100 property company, including office, retail, leisure and residential. Prior to this, she was a senior director at GVA Avison Young, where she held a senior asset management role responsible for the Berkeley Square Estate and associated portfolios for its overseas owners, and a variety of other clients.

Speaking of her appointment, Cathy Emmott said: “Lee Baron is an acknowledged leader in property management and works with some of the country’s leading property owners on some wonderful assets. I am very excited to be joining the company and look forward to working with the team to help shape its continued success.”