We appreciate fully that our clients expect a service that is second to none and sensitive to their own personal circumstances. We ensure we understand how our clients’ properties “work” and are conduct ourselves with the highest degree of honesty, competence, integrity, confidentiality and, above all, professionalism. We are always only an email or phone call away.
With Islington being one of the hottest property spots in London, there are lots and lots of Islington Estate Agents. However, with three out of our four offices based in The Borough of Islington, we really do cover the area better than all our competitors.
Islington has something for everyone in terms of architecture and places to go and things to see. Our Islington office within the group specifically covers the area from Smithfields round to Kings Cross and up to Highbury corner, round to Kingsland Road and back down to Old Street.
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Aside from our superstar sales and lettings teams, we then have our large dedicated management team looking after all shapes and styles of property from studio flats, through to the management of entire mews and blocks of flats. We also have our new homes and investment department advising on all types of development opportunities.
I became partners with Geoff Hotblack in 1981; our ‘divorce’ in 1986 was friendly and I bought his half back in 1998 when he retired to his guns, cars and the country. I have worked in Islington on and off since 1976 and sold my first house in Theberton Street for £26,000! Remarkably HD is the oldest agent left in Islington now; many having been swallowed up by the larger and flashier types. Being the company insomniac, I am usually in the office at 7am but leave early to go running or to the gym. Pleasures outside include watching lots of sport and enjoying the achievements of our 4 grown up children.
I have spent the majority of my life living in various parts of Islington. I started at the firm over 25 years ago as a trainee under the tutorage of Geoffrey Hotblack and I rose to partnership in 1998. I opened the Highbury office in 2006 and ran that before handing it over to Alasdair. I now look after new business, working with developers and contractors which I am finding pleasantly challenging. To unwind, I get out my bike and go cycling – my colleagues call me a MAMIL – grossly unfair! I organise the Hotblack bike rides which are a great way for us all to get to know each other out of the office and keep fit too!
Islington born and bred, I have worked for Hotblack Desiato since 2008. I have a very sporting background in that I used to play for Leyton Orient and Arsenal and for three years was a professional tennis coach so I am not entirely sure why I chose to be an estate agent but hey ho – maybe it was the free car. After working as a lettings negotiator here at Hotblack Desiato for a few years, I learnt enough to be promoted to lettings manager. I am really enjoying the challenge and I have a great team of negotiators so looks like I will be here for a while!
Hi, I’m Shell. I’ve been here with Hotblack Desiato for 10 years now, I used to deal with all the rent renewals but I now work in property management. I have a young daughter so I work from home 2 days a week, it saves me the commute and I do manage to get my work done. However, I really like the buzz of working in the Islington office on my ‘office’ days. Outside of work I am a keen runner and enjoy spending time with my family.
Lucky to be located on the busiest and most bustling streets in Islington, our Upper Street branch has lovely open views along Theberton Street, where there is a surprising amount of greenery. A beautifully designed office with a big open plan space at the front to meet and greet our clients; all set behind our award winning window display.