Hotblack Desiato has been home for the past 18 years out of the 28 years of being an Estate Agent. Employed as sales Manager in Camden, I’m still here. Having worked in Camden for so long my knowledge of the local area and the cross section of people who reside here is extensive. Everyday throws up something different, whether it is the changes in the economic climate, people wanting honest advise about their property, holding their hands to their next move or where is the nearest nail bar. When I am not at work, I enjoy my holidays in the sun with my family, watching my grandchildren growing, cooking and entertaining.
I am originally from Newcastle but relocated to London over 23 years ago. I obtained my first taste of the estate agency world at the age of 13 on my work experience placement. Little did I know it would be my future career. I have worked in property in Central London for over 13 years now and I still have the passion that I possessed way back then. I absolutely adore meeting new people and I am fascinated by property so working in estate agency is the perfect match for me. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing my clients and customers with a big smile on their faces at the end of a sale. It genuinely gives me a great amount of job satisfaction knowing that I have played a part in helping someone move on with their lives. I also work with a great team who are friendly and also passionate about providing consistently high levels of customer service. In my spare time I like to catch up with friends and family, travelling to interesting destinations and spinning classes.
I started with Hotblack’s back in 2013 as a Lettings negotiator in the Highbury office and have progressed my way through the ranks and am now the proud Lettings Manager in the Camden office! Originally from Bath I am of course an avid Rugby fan but nothing is more important in the sporting world than my beloved Man Utd. I pride myself on being as friendly and honest as possible with my clients, this makes the whole lettings process much smoother and more enjoyable. I have a fantastic lettings team to work with so if you’re looking for a reliable agent to market your property, look no further.
Born and raised in North London, I have always loved the Camden area for its great vibes and character. I briefly worked in student property after leaving University in Leeds, but this was short lived as I couldn’t be kept away from London. After spending a couple of years working in the investments market, I decided that I wanted to be in an environment that still offered the excitement of a high paced business but at the same time would allow me to be out and about and meeting new people, face to face on a daily basis. I am really enjoying my time here in Camden at Hotblack Desiato – no one day is the same and I am constantly busy.
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen when I came into the Islington office to interview for the job with “the head honcho”, “the gaffer”, “el présidente” the distinguished David Pinnick. During our dialogue he discovered that I had previous and varied careers in Media, Education and the Restaurant industry and had recently returned from three months of travel through South East Asia. He seemed to like the cut of my jib and I was employed as a Lettings Negotiator and sent to the Camden Office. I started going into the summer period and it was busy like Wall Street! My love of meeting new people and getting to know our applicants and tenants over the phone and in person has held me in good stead. My favourite part of the job is when going on what I call “road trips” with the car, viewing multiple properties. There are quiet days too, however, there’s never a dull moment in the office with the bunch at Hotblacks. Outside of work I love cooking and eating; this has meant that I have to take part in crazy fads like running and boxing to stay trim, however, I can’t give up eating…my life depends on it so I guess these sporting activities have to continue.
I have lived in Camden for about 18 years now. I also lived in Spain for almost a year with some gypsies…that was an experience. I can speak a bit of Spanish and Indian, and I’m currently learning Lebanese. I’ve been working in property for 10 years and joined Hotblacks property management team about a year ago. Prior to that, I trained as an IT technician – which involved everything from building computers from scratch to teaching adults how to use them. I also studied Cisco CCNA, but got a bit fed up with it all and wanted to try something else. In my spare time I play for a local pool team – we won the league last season and have now moved up to Division One!! I also like camping, sea fishing and cooking. I am by nature a very caring and helpful person. I really enjoy working at Hotblacks, they are a lovely bunch.