Mark Simonds and Bob Hand grew up in the industry together, both starting in the building trade at the beginning of their respective real estate careers, now spanning more than three decades. The strong business relationship between the Simonds and Hand families has endured and thirty-five years later the two families have joined forces to create Latitude.
Mark initially followed in his father Gary’s footsteps which provided him with the experience and opportunity to learn all facets of construction for home building. Their ‘father and son’ business grew from strength to strength and became Simonds Homes, a major volume builder in the late 1990s. Up until late 2014, Mark Simonds was fully engaged in the day-to-day business operations of the family business, a corporate volume builder, building some 2,500 new dwellings a year.
Armed with a large database of contacts in the industry and matchless expertise in the new home and building sectors, Mark is an invaluable source of knowledge and guidance for the Latitude team.