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Rodea quits to join Cluttons

Rodea says: “Over the past seven years I have helped build leading mortgage brokerages for two major estate agency brands in Savills and Hamptons and I am keen to bring the experience and contacts I have developed during this time to Cluttons.

“It is a challenge that I relish. I start in a few weeks&#39 time with an open mind and plenty of ideas. We will be offering an exciting package that will attract a high calibre of broker. These people will be the key to our success in competing with the established players in the market.”

Hamptons managing director Kevin Duffy says: “I am delighted for James and wish him all the best at Cluttons.

“To say he played a huge role in establishing Hamptons would be an understatement. The work he did was integral to building the company.

“This is an exciting and challenging role and I am sure he will make a resounding success of it. I hope we will be able to work strategically together in the future.”

A spokesman for a high-profile specialist lender who does not wish to be named, says: “This is an opportunity for James to get out from under Kevin Duffy&#39s shadow and make a name for himself rather than for someone else.”

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