What's your role at Redd real estate, what is your typical day like?
I lead the Property Management team for the London office. My primary role is looking after our properties whilst we are waiting to get started on site or looking after properties once the buyer has purchased them. I usually start my day by heading into the office and catching up on the news on my way in and grabbing the best coffee from Nkora opposite the office - a must visit. In the mornings I will often be out visiting my clients in person or speaking to them on the phone to effectively understand their needs. I will also visit the properties I manage once a week, I am currently looking after flat A and B on Charles street and two private residences in Notting Hill and Hampstead. The afternoon tends to be me catching up on emails and other admin based tasks, before heading out to meet friends for dinner or go to the gym after work.
What inspired you to work in property?
Originally my background was working with super yachts and high profile clients, which is where my interest was first sparked for the super prime industry. Having always wanted to work and be based in London it naturally led me into my role in London’s high net worth property. I have always enjoyed interacting with people and being able to now work so closely, on a daily basis, with my clients is incredibly important and rewarding for me. I love to see them enjoy their homes and to be a part of making it memorable for them.
If you had to give one piece of advice to someone starting in real estate what would it be?
Definitely always be prepared and organised. It is important to keep up, as the property industry is dynamic and fast paced. It’s part of the thrill.
Which project on the books at REDD are you most looking forward to seeing completed?
Undoubtedly One Palace Green. It's an impressive property and in one of the most iconic real estate spots in London. I can’t wait to see this realised, definitely one to keep your eye on.
There’s a lot of macro forces impacting the high-end property market at present, what do you think will be the key to overcoming one of them?
Currently I would say it’s the continued economic uncertainty. However, at REDD we are well equipped to overcome this and we think being on top of market research and analysis is crucial in understanding the trends, potential risks, and opportunities in the high-end property market - this is something we have the edge on.
What is your favourite restaurant in London?
Cafe de Cecilia, Hackney. It feels like a local neighbourhood bistro, but it punches like one of the stalwarts in London. Great evening or lunch every time.
Do you personally prefer a more period or modern aesthetic for a home?
Personally, I like to strike a balance between the two. In London we are fortunate to have so many extraordinary period homes with beautiful exteriors and ornate details in the interiors. I like to pair the historical casing with some modern touches and new high-tech finishes.
Where is your favourite place you have travelled to?
The Caribbean, Antigua specifically
What would be your ultimate tip for someone visiting London for the first time?
Avoid using the tube where you can and use a Lime bike. It’s great to be able to see the sights and get some fresh air.