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) Branch Manager, 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.  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.

Drew Hogan Branch Manager, Bloomsbury,

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,

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.

Paul Greenwood, Property Manager,

After a career in engineering I decided to return to London for its variety and way of life that is unique and can’t be found elsewhere in the UK. I have chosen a different career path and have been in the property industry for 4 years with experience in serviced apartments, block management and now lettings. Having offices in the heart of London the property management team are kept busy. As with any form of property management the role is challenging but at GLP it is also varied with tenants from all backgrounds.

Alex De. Soissons, Property Consultant,

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.

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Emlyn Young, Lettings Consultant,

I started my career in estate agency at the tender age of 17 and have loved it ever since. Over the last 10 years I have worked a multitude of locations across London in both the residential sales and lettings markets. This has provided me with a broad knowledge of the industry and a great insight into the intricacy’s between different sections of this great city and what they each have to offer in turn.

I am very privileged to have grown up in London and am constantly learning and fascinated by its history and cultural nuances . Indeed I often feel part tour guide part property consultant when meeting with prospective clients new to the city.

In my spare time I have a passion for adventure and activity’s you will likely find me in the Gym ,climbing mountains or riding my motorcycle with a smile on my face.

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.

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.

Leanne Saddington, Property Consultant,

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,

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, 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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London Estate agent team

Elisa Zanzi, Office Manager, Bloomsbury,

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.

Hannah Kilmurry, Property Consultant,

I started my career in Bespoke Tailoring where I worked as a stylist with clients based across the city, central and west London. Having worked in the industry for 2 and a half years I decided to get into Property using the transferable skills I had learned combined with my passion and interest in Property.

My career in property began in Marylebone and moved on to Paddington and then Covent Garden and Soho which has given me great knowledge of the property market in the West end and West of London. I was delighted when I moved to Greater London Properties to work in a more Customer Service based property role where we focus on giving the client a quality and bespoke service when finding their new home. I plan to build my knowledge and progress my career here at Greater London Properties with a fantastic team and a family atmosphere.

I spend my personal time socialising and travelling to new and exciting places.

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