Ex-Rightmove CEO joins Homegate board

01 Sep 2017

Nick McKittrick joined the board of directors of Homegate AG, the leading real estate site in Switzerland. McKittrick (48) is a co-founder of Rightmove, the largest real estate website in the U.K., for which he served as CEO from 2013 to 2017.

“Homegate and Rightmove started almost at the same time. As market leaders in the U.K. and in Switzerland, the two companies are pursuing similar growth strategies,” Axel Konjack, Homegate CEO, said in a news release. “To have Nick’s experience as we continue to develop Homegate is an excellent opportunity for us.”

Christoph Brand, head of classifieds and marketplaces at Tamedia, majority owner of Homegate, added, “He is a recognized leader with exceptional know-how in the online property business.”

McKittrick joined the board in August after leaving Rightmove in June.  He was with Rightmove from 2000 to 2017, serving in a variety of functions including finance director from 2009 to 2013 and COO from 2005 to 2013.

Homegate AG was founded 2001 and has more 85,000 current real-estate listings and over 180 million page-views per month. The company also offers online mortgages in Switzerland in connection with Zürcher Kantonalbank, which is also a shareholder in Homegate.

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Alex Ricciuti