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, rob@glp.co.uk

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, kate@glp.co.uk

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) Branch Manager, Soho, sarah@glp.co.uk

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.  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, oskar@glp.co.uk

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.

Drew Hogan Branch Manager, Bloomsbury, drew@glp.co.uk

I have worked in the property industry for nearly 10 years specialising in residential lettings & sales. Having previously worked for a property development company I have developed an expert knowledge of the central London property market working both client side and agency. I am also ARLA qualified allowing me to offer professional guidance on the law and management of residential property.

Being local to the area, I know the West End well and take full advantage of the fantastic shopping, restaurants and culture on offer.

Aisling Keating, Office Manager, aisling@glp.co.uk

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, marc@glp.co.uk

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.

Alex De. Soissons, Property Consultant, alexd@glp.co.uk

Having previously worked as a lettings negotiator in South East London it’s great to be working in a more fast paced environment across such a wide range of property, from perfectly designed studios up to incredible penthouses.   As a regular theatre goer,  I have always loved the West End and am delighted to get the opportunity to work with so many prestigious portfolios in this area.  Outside of work I love a game of basketball, squash – to be honest anything ‘sport’.   Property definitely runs in the family which is why it was an obvious choice of career for me when I left university – I’ve never looked back and really love what I do.

Joe Kennedy, Property Manager, joe@glp.co.uk

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.

Megan Cutforth, Lettings Manager, megan@glp.co.uk

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.

Leanne Saddington, Property Consultant, leanne@glp.co.uk

I have spent the last 8 years working in schools and specialised in helping children with special needs. Alongside this I was also a swimming teacher for people of all ages and helped train them for triathlons. I enjoyed my time in the water so much that I became a competitive swimmer, trained to become a lifeguard and started my own swimming company.

Whilst teaching, I always made the most of the school holidays and have been lucky enough to explore India, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, America, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Hong Kong.

I finally decided to settle down and was drawn to the busy London life and the vibrant property market. Working in the West End is a dream come true and I am constantly learning more about the current market, referencing procedures and legal requirements needed to rent a property. I enjoy the entire process of renting properties to tenants and I am lucky enough to be meeting new people every day!

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Susan Bennett, Financial Controller, susan@glp.co.uk

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.

Maureen Allouche, Senior Property Consultant, maureen@glp.co.uk

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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Elisa Zanzi

Elisa Zanzi, Office Manager, Bloomsbury, elisa@glp.co.uk

I am originally from Italy and have lived for 6 years in Tunisia and then decided to move to London in 2012. Living in different countries has been empowering and given me the opportunity to learn different languages and discover new cultures. I’ve previously worked in recruitment and accounting but I quickly realised that the property industry is what really interests me.

I’ve recently joined GLP as Office Manager of Bloomsbury and love it. It is a lovely environment and amazing culture, I couldn’t be happier.

Outside of work I love sport and travelling.

Aaron Delaney, Property Consultant, aaron@glp.co.uk

Originally from Waterford in Ireland, I finished my education and jumped into the working world. In 2012 I decided to pack up and move to London in search of a career.

I arrived here and immediately began working as a stage technician where I worked with the biggest bands and artists in the world such as Eminem, Coldplay and Metallica. After 5 years I decided to choose a new career path in property and when the chance to join the Greater London Properties family presented itself I didn’t think twice and joined the team.

Outside of work I spend most of my time playing or watching football.

Aaron Delaney
Becky Hill

Becky Hill, Property Consultant, becky@glp.co.uk

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!

Jahzel Parkinson-Actil, Property Manager, jahzel@glp.co.uk

After studying Architecture at University of East London I qualified with a BSC degree and left with a high interest in both residential and commercial property.

Alongside my studies I was working in hospitality which continued after I had graduated. I oversaw the managing of executive lounges and boxes across the hospitality industry for clients such as Chelsea FC, Tottenham FC, West Ham FC and at locations such as The O2 Area, Twickenham Stadium and Cheltenham Racecourse.

My interest in property never left me and I made the decision to make a career change and further my knowledge in what it takes to maintain a property physically and legally as one day, I plan to become a Landlord myself! I really enjoy getting to know our landlords and tenants and building long lasting relationships with them.

Jahzel Parkinson-Actil
Dominic Wade

Dominic Wade, Property Consultant, dominic@glp.co.uk

I graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2018 with a BA honours degree in Property Development and Development and Management. After graduating, I travelled to Ibiza to work at one of the top beach clubs in the world, O Beach Ibiza (formerly Ocean Beach Ibiza) as Head Host. It was long hours and hard work but I enjoyed meeting new people and even got to host some celebrities! As the season came to an end, I decided to move back to London to pursue my career in property and make use of my degree. Working at GLP has helped me to develop my skills and knowledge of the complex and fast past London property market. Outside of work, I am a techno DJ and spend most of my time listening to, researching and mixing music.

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