Luxury Corner - How estate management has changed over the years
The International Family Offices Journal
Vol. 4 - Iss. 4 pp. 55–56
In our business of training private household service staff in the Starkey International Institute, I've seen a number of changes over the years. As recently as 10 years ago, old veteran estate managers were still available. These were highly skilled individuals with advanced maintenance and property and grounds expertise. Their knowledge of the interior of homes was minimal, other than the management of vendors. For the most part, this is no longer the case. Today's principals want estate managers to know it all: the management of homes, inside and out. This includes housekeeping, not just maintenance and property and grounds. As there are also few veteran housekeepers available in the market today, this presents a challenge.