Having joined the GRE Assets team in April 2020, Senior Operations Manager, Andrew Topping, brings a wealth of sales and letting experience from over 20 years in the industry to his role.
Andrew oversees all departments and keeps the Board regularly updated, to ensure operations run smoothly, both internally and externally. As well as dealing with HR and recruitment he focuses on the main efficiencies of the business to make sure it is running cost-effectively.
In this interview, Andrew Topping shares more about what he’s been working on since joining the team, as well as what makes GRE Assets’ developments unique and why the operations of a business are essential.
Since joining GRE Assets in April 2020, what have you been working on so far?
I have been primarily focused on our Riverside Park development in Ashford, which is currently under construction, and Brighton Marina. Brises Diagonal Mar, our latest project in Barcelona, is also progressing well and I’ve especially enjoyed working on this as I’m very fond of the city.
Having been in the residential property market for 20 years, I recognise the importance of marketing. By ensuring we have great coverage and our developments look the best in the marketplace, we have generated some fantastic results over the last few months. We have seen an increase in website enquiries and footfall, which has then translated into sales.
What makes GRE Assets’ developments unique?
Our projects are unique in their local environments and this is quite often down to their design – they stand out in their neighbourhood. We have also given a lot of consideration to what buyers will be looking for.
For example, at Riverside Park, all the apartments benefit from residents rooftop gardens and with the ongoing pandemic, outdoor space is extremely important. Equally people are working from home more, so we’ve got Hyperoptic broadband already installed, which means buyers can connect to the Internet within minutes of moving in. Connectivity is another high priority for buyers in this climate.
Why do you think the operations of a business is key to success and do you have any tips for ensuring things run smoothly?
Operations are the backbone of a large business. It ensures efficiency – that the different departments are communicating and that employees know what is expected of them.
The three key factors are the systems, procedures and attention to detail. If you have these things at the heart of your operations department then things should be pretty plain sailing.
Connect with Andrew on LinkedIn here.