AIPP announces new Chief Executive, and increase in consumer awareness


AIPP announces new Chief Executive, and increase in consumer awareness
The Association of International Property Professionals today announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive.

Professor Mark Sharp joins the AIPP from outside the industry, having gained more than 14 years board level experience in multi disciplinary, multi location and international organisations. Mark is also a Professor at the University of Salford.
Chair of the AIPP Board, Lindsay Hopkins, commented: “We are very excited about this new era for the AIPP. Mark is a highly regarded professional who will lead the Association into its next phase. High on Mark’s agenda will be furthering the development of membership benefits and training, and of course, continuing to grow the AIPP as the industry body for overseas property.”
“These are extremely exciting times to be joining such a unique and strategically placed organisation,” said Sharp. “It is imperative that we take the Association forward with the impetus industry demands. Consumer awareness now dictates that if you want to be involved with buying or selling property outside of the UK and Ireland then you will benefit from being a member of the AIPP.
“I look forward to providing the AIPP and its members with the tools needed to ensure continued growth, in terms of membership services, benefits, training opportunities and Continuing Professional Development, helping to ensure that the process of buying and selling property overseas is a safe and pleasurable experience”.
The AIPP’s new CEO joins at a time when consumer confidence in the Association is at its highest level to date, according to an independent survey of consumers at the recent A Place in the Sun Live exhibition at Earls Court, London. 91% of buyers surveyed felt more reassured if a company is a Member of AIPP, up 3% from the same survey at A Place in the Sun Live Birmingham NEC last October. 50% of those surveyed at the show said they’d already heard of AIPP, an increase of 2% from October.


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