Each month we will be profiling high performing talent in the property industry beginning with Chris Haworth, Head of Planning and Development at Carter Jonas
A Reading Graduate who trained with Gerald Eve and after many years working in development joined the team at Carter Jonas, being quickly promoted to Head of Commercial.
With expansion plans underway within the firm Chris is now transferring across to head up the newly created Planning and Development division.
Exciting plans all round for CJ at present as they move into prestigious new offices in Berkeley Square and immediately bring two new group partners into the Development and Planning team - Nick Taylor ex DJD Head of Central London Planning and Robert Smith ex DJD Head of Strategic Land. Ben Simpson also ex DJD joins as a senior associate in Planning. As Chris handles much of the work for the Crown Estate and Robert Smith will be bringing much of the Church Commissioners work with him they already have an enviably strong base from which to launch this new strategic growth plan.
The following video features Chris Haworth in discussion with Sue Prytherch
View Chris’ DISC Personality Profile
No surprises here. A typical Director’s profile for those involved in promoting and selling ideas. Authority, decision making and a positive approach are likely to be important to him.
Outgoing, gregarious, friendly, independent, self-starter, socially competitive, assertive, mobile, active, impatient, impulsive, quick, asks "who" and "what" in that order.
Charismatic; has good interpersonal skills.
Generates enthusiasm and optimism in others.
Uses influence and persuasion to win people over.
Can be assertive, but prefers to do business in a friendly way.
Strong-willed and independent; can be rebellious and defiant at times.
Receptive to change; questions the status quo.
Wants challenging assignments.
Needs variety and change
Adaptability and Brainpower
TST results put him in the 91% percentile or top 10 % of the population. He will move easily and adapt quickly in new situations. May find others who don’t keep up as quickly frustrating to manage
As with many of the leaders we are assessing at the moments Chris’s TEIQ is high. Particularly in the areas of expressing and sharing ideas and perceiving and reading the mood of others. These should make him a strong manager if he doesn’t let too much empathy get in the way!
Below Chris discusses Carter Jonas’ expansion plans