William McClintock has been involved in estate agency for over 50 years. During this time, he has been Managing Director of Royal Life Estates South with a chain of 250 offices. He was also on the
Board of Royal Life Estates from 1988-1992.
In 1992, William acquired a substantial shareholding in Cornerstone Estate Agencies (347
offices) when it was purchased from Abbey National plc. Having sold out in 1995, he joined
Hamptons as International Development Director, with specific responsibility for sales and business
generation in the markets of Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
William is a founder, director and current Chairman of The Guild of Property Professionals, an affinity group of about 800 estate agents offices across the UK dedicated to improving standards and marketing skills. It also has an upmarket brand of 230 UK and 85 overseas branches under the Fine and Country brand.
In 2003, William became the Chief Operating Officer of The Property Ombudsman for the UK and in 2003 was appointed Chairman, a post he held until December 2015. He has been involved in a number of start-up companies, usually linked to the property sector, and is also currently involved in building 140 residential units in Koh Samui, Thailand.