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Zoopla.co.uk welcomes Chris Browne as Head of New Homes

20th July 2010

Leading property website, Zoopla.co.uk is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Browne in the role of Head of New Homes.

Joining Zoopla.co.uk with over twenty years of experience from the estate agency and new home developer sectors, Browne was most recently a Sales Director at Smart New Homes where we has spent the last five years.

Browne will be responsible for overseeing the continued growth of the New Homes channel and managing the New Homes sales team at Zoopla.co.uk. His responsibilities will include developing and managing major client relationships as well as implementing innovative products and features to further establish Zoopla.co.uk as a leading online marketing partner for UK residential developers.

Over the past two years since its launch, Zoopla.co.uk has established itself as one of the top online destinations for house hunters and as the second most-visited property website in the UK. Zoopla.co.uk is also in a unique position to offer new home developers access and exposure to over 80% of all UK internet users through its partnerships with some of the UK's leading websites including Google, MSN, Yahoo, Sky, Virgin Media, UpMyStreet and Guardian.

Commenting on his new role, Chris Browne said: "I am extremely excited by the opportunity to build this key business area within Zoopla.co.uk. We have one of the largest and fastest growing audiences in the UK and offer a compelling and innovative proposition for our advertisers to reach a unique audience. Online marketing is not only an essential tool for developers but is by far the most efficient source of leads and enquiries and Zoopla.co.uk is focussed on being the most efficient marketing partner for our developer clients."

Commenting on the appointment, Zoopla.co.uk CEO Alex Chesterman said: "We are delighted to welcome Chris to the team. His background and experience will stand us in great stead as we continue to grow and innovate in the New Homes sector. Having established ourselves as one of the most important and highly valued marketing partners for estate agents across the UK, we are now beginning to replicate this success with developers, offering exposure to our audience of over 5 million users per month as well as our partner websites."

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For further information, please contact Tim Vooght at pr@zoopla.co.uk or on 020 3872 5615.

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About Zoopla.co.uk

Zoopla.co.uk is the UK's most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. We help our users make sense of the residential property market by combining property listings with market value data, local information and community tools.

Zoopla.co.uk was founded on the principles of transparency and efficiency and everything we do aims to make the market more effective for both property consumers and professionals alike. By combining free, instant value estimates for every UK home with sold prices, local market information and hundreds of thousands of properties available for sale and to rent, Zoopla.co.uk has rapidly become the ultimate destination for property consumers to search for property and do their market research. Our unique features allow users to gain an insight into the market and discover information they won't find anywhere else. And, as a result, we have become one of the most valued sources of both applicant and vendor leads for UK estate agents.

Launched in 2008, we are the fastest growing property website in the UK, now attracting over 12 million visits per month and are proud to have been awarded numerous accolades including being listed in the Top 10 UK Tech Companies (Guardian) and the Top 10 Most Innovative UK Companies (Smarta 100) as well as being voted the UK's Best Property Portal (Web User, Daily Mail Awards, Website of the Year).

Zoopla Limited is a privately held company with a highly experienced and proven management team, led by Founder and CEO, Alex Chesterman, and backed by well-respected angel investors and leading venture capital firms Atlas Venture (atlasventure.com) and Octopus Ventures (octopusventures.com).

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