John Lavin appointed MD

In May Charles Clayton stepped down after 24 years. The new managing director John Lavin, has a successful track record in housing and property asset management in both public and private sectors, most recently as Head of Property Management at Hanover Housing, a national
provider of housing for the over 55s.

“I’m very proud to have joined the company and to be leading the Cognatum team. I’m determined we will continue our track record of providing first class estate management services to our owners and residents.

I’m sure we can develop these services to match the changing aspirations of our customers, and to ensure that we have a strategy to manage a programme of careful growth and new business, benefitting owners as we spread overheads and so bear down on service charges.


I’m committed to visiting all our estates, to meet owners and my estate teams. If you see me on these visits I’d be delighted to stop and say ‘hello’ and to help with any queries owners may have”