Search Acumen, the search provider, has appointed Caroline Robinson as its new commercial real estate business development manager as it lays the foundations to expand into the commercial property market.
Having spent ten years working closely with the UK’s leading commercial property law firms, Caroline’s in-depth knowledge and experience will drive Search Acumen’s plans to develop a new ‘intelligent’ search offer to help commercial conveyancers with their due diligence.
Caroline’s most recent position was senior account manager at Argyll – part of the Landmark Information Group – where she continued to support many of the top 100 commercial law firms including Berwin Leighton Paisner, Trowers & Hamlin and Clifford Chance.
She was also responsible for identifying and designing products and services to enhance working processes in commercial real estate: most recently through the Argyll Site Solutions Highways report.
Caroline’s appointment will kick-start a period of consultation with industry to inform a ‘step-change’ in commercial conveyancing searches. Search Acumen’s IntelliSearch approach has already put it on track to secure a 5% share of the residential market in its first two years of business, by combining innovative use of technology with an intimate understanding of conveyancing practices.
Caroline Robinson, commercial real estate business development manager at Search Acumen, commented:
“I’m excited to become part of such an agile and ambitious business that really practices what it preaches. Search Acumen has a great team and a dynamic culture that lives and breathes innovation. I’ve been impressed by its ability to make residential conveyancers feel like they have an in-house search service supporting them, which is vitally important to commercial property law firms.
“There is a great opportunity to innovate in commercial conveyancing without the burden of legacy systems and processes. I’m looking forward to the chance to take commercial property lawyers’ wish-lists and turn them into reality to better support their work.”
Mark Riddick, chairman of Search Acumen, said:
“We’re delighted to have Caroline on board for our next phase of growth. Search Acumen is always looking for people with the right chemistry and attitude to make a difference. Caroline’s industry knowledge is unrivalled, and she brings heaps of experience in identifying clients’ needs and translating them into solutions that enhance business processes.
“With her talent in forging relationships, Caroline is the ideal person to lead this consultative process and raise the game in terms of what commercial property lawyers can and should expect from their search provider. We hope we’ve found an ideal cultural match and we look forward to accomplishing great things with her!”