Meet the London property team

Established since 2003, Greater London Properties (glp) are proud to be Central London’s Largest Independent Estate Agency, specialising in Residential Sales, Lettings and Property Management.  We are uniquely Soho’s only estate agency and have a second shop positioned in the heart of Bloomsbury meaning we can easily assist all our clients from these central locations.

We feel extremely fortunate to work with such a brilliant team of people from all different backgrounds and areas of expertise. For more information and individual contact details please read more below.

Rob Hill, MBA, Director,

I left Liverpool University with an MBA in Urban Regeneration and a degree in Geography and started working with a North London Estate Agency. After a short time I recognised that due to consistent staff changes and the size of the geographical area covered, much of the advice given to both Landlords and Tenants was too generalised to be of any real assistance.

I felt that the ideal Agency should have an unrivalled knowledge of its area, not just street by street but property by property, thus the strategy of GLP was conceived. In 2003 I rented a Soho office and began trading.

In 2008 the company moved to Broadwick St and Greater London Properties became the only property window in Soho, something I am extremely proud of.

It’s a pleasure to be so involved in the local community, it’s an incredibly unique area and the changes taking place will only add to this. We have a fantastic team of people who know the west end intricately, are all experts in their roles and are a pleasure to work with, I couldn’t be happier. My spare time is taken up by my ever growing family, Everton and the NFL.

Kate Hill, BA(hons), Marketing Manager,

After graduating from Liverpool, I was accepted into the Black and Decker Graduate Programme where I was trained as a power tool demonstrator developing my selling skills and perfecting my wood work! After 3 years I moved to London taking a marketing job and started working for GLP at the beginning of 2012.

My role is to ensure our properties and the company gain as much exposure as possible, through talking with journalists, attending networking events, social networking and online advertising.

It’s been an extraordinary few years and we are proud to have become one of the largest independent estate agencies in the area. There is a strong market for bespoke and personal service an agency like ours can offer clients both large and small, and its exciting times ahead.

My spare time is spent running around Dulwich and trying all the delicious new restaurants in the West End!

Sarah Smith, BA(hons), Director of Residential Lettings, Soho,

Starting my career in the banking sector in the City, I decided to take the plunge and switch to Residential Lettings in 2010, one of the best decisions I have made. I have worked in both the City and West End markets giving me an in-depth knowledge of the Central London property market.

After working as a Lettings Negotiator for 4 years, I was offered the role in the referencing department here at Greater London Properties which I loved. In 2015 I was promoted to Branch Manager of Soho handling the lettings department and in 2018 I was promoted to Director of Residential Lettings giving me the opportunity to oversee the lettings department in both of our offices. I work with an incredible group of people and thoroughly enjoy the variety and pace the property industry and this area of London demands.

My weekends are taken up with festivals and my gorgeous King Charles Spaniel Winston.

Oskar Riessbacher, Sales Manager Consultant,

I realized my passion for property early whilst working for my father’s estate agency during my school years. After graduating, I went to work for one of Austria’s leading banks and then Europe’s leading property companies where I gained a higher understanding of the industry.

After finishing my MSc in Business Administration I joined Greater London Properties as a lettings negotiator and immediately fell in love with London and the West End.

I am currently studying again in Real Estate at Reading University in order to gain more qualifications and a more in-depth knowledge of all aspects of property. I am a keen cyclist and have recently returned from a trip starting at Dunkirk and ending up at the Hook of Holland, quite an adventure.

Aisling Keating, Office Manager,

I am originally from Galway in Ireland where I worked in the summer holidays for my Fathers property company. After taking time out to study in London, I decided my passion lay in property and started work with City West Home Residential as a Relationship Manager. I joined GLP at the beginning of 2015 and worked as a Property Consultant for two years so I know all of Soho’s secret hotspots. Having recently returned from a year out, traveling the world I have now taken on the role as office manager in Soho.

In my spare time I love going to the theatre and exploring everything London has to offer.

Marc Hughes, Head of Property Management,

I have over 7 years’ experience in the property management and construction industry. I began my career as a crane operator in Central London working on huge developments such as Great Ormond St and St Georges Wharf in Vauxhall whilst still having time to play semi-professional football.

After refurbishing my own house I realised my passion for property and began work at Apollo group then moved to Acorn as a property manager and from there Dinglis Estates, a development company based in north London.

I am ARLA qualified and now head up the Property Management team here at GLP working with private landlords, Local Estates and oversee all aspects of the property management. Every day is different and offers new challenges but I have seen the department and workload double in the last 2 years and look forward to the exciting times ahead.

Joe Kennedy, Property Manager,

I always dreamt of working in Central London when I was young and have an affinity to the architecture of buildings. I find great pleasure in ensuring a property achieves and maintains its highest potential before, during and after tenancies. The buildings in Soho, Fitzrovia & Bloomsbury are often older and with that comes a certain quaintness that I admire. – The pubs are great too.

Repertoire is key with me. After all, I’m managing your property – there must be a strong bond between us.

My top three London spots? Beigel Bake on Brick Lane, The Montague Arms in Peckham and Sister Ray Records just round the corner from our Soho office.

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Susan Bennett, Financial Controller,

I am currently in my final year of studying for an AAT qualification and am well on my way to becoming chartered.  I’m delighted to be working in the finance department at GLP – I handle all aspects of rent collection, invoicing, credit control and general booking keeping and find the role both exciting and challenging.  I’m looking forward to the growth of the company with such a brilliant team of people.

When not working or studying, my spare time is spent with my two little girls whom tends to keep me busy with their nonstop energy.

Megan Cutforth, Lettings Manager,

I graduated from Bristol UWE University in 2011 after studying Psychology and Drama, I was then lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel throughout Asia discovering many different cultures. After returning to the UK, I made the decision to move to London in 2013 and began my career in property. My knowledge of the property market is consistently growing and I have really found my passion working within residential estate in Central London.

I joined the GLP team in the Soho branch and instantly felt like I was part of a family. I was promoted to Branch Manager in Bloomsbury in November 2017 to look after the lettings department, I am very excited to see the Bloomsbury branch grow and I am lucky to work with a team of proactive and motivated negotiators. I am always keen to learn new things to further my career and love building and maintaining relationships with clients.

In my spare time you will always find me first on a karaoke mic, exploring the outdoors and visiting new places.


Anne Wilson, Office Manager, Bloomsbury,

I have been working in the property sector since 2007, initially in the industrial / commercial side in my home city of Belfast and in London residential lettings since 2016.  I have extensive administration / management experience and would say my main strengths are my organisational skills and my sense of humour!

My role within Greater London Properties is Bloomsbury Office Manager, which involves various activities from progressing lettings administration to ensuring that we are stocked up on coffee for our busy team and lovely clients.

Outside work I enjoy the arts, following sport (particularly Irish Rugby) and going for country walks that usually end with a nice pub lunch.

Maureen Allouche, Senior Property Consultant,

During my university years I quickly had the opportunity to travel and graduated in Corporate Communications in York University of Toronto in Canada. After returning to Paris (where I’m from) and having a short career in Events, I decided to discover another country and arrived in London in 2011 where I completed a Masters Degree in International Advertising.

After graduating I worked in hospitality for a couple of years and finally joined an estate agency in West London in 2013. This is where it all started for me. The property industry had always appealed to me and I knew helping people finding their homes would be an exciting challenge.

Greater London Properties has been a great step for me and working in Central London is fascinating for both its unique architecture and its vibrant cultural diversity.

It is no surprise I am also a keen traveller and an accomplished foodie!

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Marcus Williams, B.Sc, Property Consultant,

A recent arrival to London, I began my metropolitan life working in the charity sector to rehouse the homeless. I have now taken a step towards re-housing people in a different way, starting my career in property midway through 2018 which has now blossomed to the point where I find myself working at Greater London Properties.

The team and the company are as welcoming as can be with the sole aim of doing the best that they can for all who deal with them. I’m very happy to be a part of a group who are re-shaping the image of what an estate agency should be!

Out of work, you will find me exploring whenever the time can be found. My favourite global destinations so far are the Mitre Pub in Greenwhich, the Black Horse in Exeter and the Camden Eye.

Becky Hill, Property Consultant,

In 2013 I graduated with a BSC degree in Sport, Health and Leisure Education from Queens University in Belfast which gave me the opportunity to live and further my studies in Malta, with other international students. Not only did I gain a lot of independence from this, but I was also lucky enough to experience many different cultures.

After studying in Malta, I travelled to North America to work as a counsellor at a summer camp with children aged 4-18 years old and then most recently I worked for Stena Line which is one of the largest ferry operators in the world. This job was customer service based and entailed much travelling between Ireland and Scotland.

Living in London has always been my dream and with my customer service and traveling experience, I knew I wanted to work in an industry where I would have the chance to live a fast-paced life meeting people from around the world. Greater London Properties has given me the chance to fulfil this and I am enjoying learning more about the property industry and about London. I have been really welcomed in to the GLP team and looking forward to furthering my career here.

In my spare time, I enjoy keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends and will regularly be found enjoying the shopping on Oxford Street!

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Shanaz Syed, Property Consultant,

I am originally from Manchester but wanted a big, exciting change so I recently decided to move to London and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that GLP has given me to work for such a prestigious company.

I have 14 years of customer service experience and the highlight of my job is building a great rapport with clients and seeing them happy.

In my spare time, I love reading positivity books, gratitude is the highest connection you have to your higher self. I love going to the theatre and the gym as I am big foodie!

Alex Escott, Property Consultant,

I started life out as a gardener working in high end gardens across London. Having built on my clients relationship skills I felt it was time to trade my shorts and t-shirt for a three piece suit and try my green fingers at property. Working in the East End in a sales department, I quickly worked my way up to a senior negotiator, however I wanted more of a challenge and was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to join the lettings team at GLP for a more fast paced environment where I can reach my potential and hunger for success.

In my spare time, I enjoy activities including cycling, bouldering, enjoying a Rośe or craft beer and eating out.

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