National property consultancy Carter Jonas has appointed David Beattie as partner and head of York residential sales.

David has an established record in the residential sector with over 20 years of experience concentrated on the Yorkshire market. He joins from Linley and Simpson, where he led the firm’s York office. Before this, he was at Quantum Estate Agency, which he co-founded in 2000 and was appointed managing director in 2015.

During this time, he oversaw all aspects of the business, including sales and lettings, advising on some of the region’s most prominent residential transactions. Additionally, David was instrumental in championing new technologies and instigating internal systems, helping to streamline processes and drive efficiencies for the benefit of clients.

David grew up in Copmanthorpe, North Yorkshire. A longstanding York resident, he is passionate about Yorkshire and has a deep-rooted understanding of the region’s markets. At Carter Jonas, he will draw on his skills and local knowledge to work with the existing team supporting clients in the sales, new homes and lettings markets in the city and its surrounding areas. Additionally, he will identify opportunities to develop Carter Jonas’ brand regionally.

Lisa Simon, head of residential said: “Our York office is one of our most established locations, and it is a pleasure to welcome David to our residential team. Having spent many years at the helm of a leading agency in the city, he successfully navigated the business through various property cycles whilst maintaining excellent levels of service. It is this wealth of industry experience, shrewd business acumen and comprehensive understanding of the markets in which we operate that will be invaluable as we look to enhance our presence here further.”

David said: “I am thrilled to be joining Carter Jonas, dealing with the premium end of the market. I have long admired the exceptional brand that Carter Jonas has built, and I cannot wait to leverage my knowledge and experience to help further deliver for the people of North Yorkshire.”