Our Team of UK Property Finders

The Garrington team unites some of the most experienced UK property finders and buying agents in the country, who offer clients hundreds of years of combined expertise. Within the team, Garrington have a number of individuals with specialist knowledge and skills across a broad range of disciplines including investment acquisitions, equestrian, prime central London, country estates, development projects, commercial investments, high value immigration and corporate relocation.

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Nicholas Finn Nicholas Finn Managing Director View Profile
Nick Dawson Nick Dawson Regional Partner View Profile
James Rawes James Rawes Regional Partner View Profile
Rex Chalmers Rex Chalmers Regional Partner View Profile
Lisa Burton Lisa Burton Regional Partner View Profile

Nicholas Finn Managing Director

Nicholas Finn is London born and bred, with a property career approaching twenty years. He worked in prime London locations from St John’s Wood to Chiswick with one of the capital’s largest sales agents, before channelling his entrepreneurial flair into establishing his own estate agency in a sought-after part of London.

Prior to joining Garrington, Nicholas founded and ran an asset management company in the West End. The bespoke business served corporate institutions and their private clients looking to sell, develop or add to their portfolios all over the country. Nicholas now directs and supports Garrington’s growing team whilst using his experience and extensive contacts to generate exclusive opportunities for clients.

After a lifetime in London, Nicholas took the decision to head west with the family to the riverside town of Marlow, finding the balance between beautiful countryside for cycling & walking, whilst maintaining a reasonable commute to London.

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Nick Dawson Regional Partner

Having spent his early years living in SW London and Surrey, Nick was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset before subsequently graduating from Royal Holloway College (University of London) in 1996, Nick moved into property after starting his career as a shipbroker in The City.

Nick has worked for high profile, corporate real estate firms and smaller independent niche companies. After a decade in the residential sector, Nick gained further experience working in the UK and European markets for both commercial and investment property as an asset manager and acquisition surveyor for investment funds. He returned to the residential sector in 2004 where he successfully ran a number of offices in Central London and the City. After a brief spell in Mallorca, Nick joined Garrington in the Summer of 2010 putting his varied experience to good use sourcing properties for private clients.

Over the many years conducting searches on behalf of private client’s across London, Nick has also built an extensive knowledge of locations outside of central, particularly in the village areas of London and would now be recognised as a true expert in these markets with his comprehensive knowledge of how to source and acquire the most unique homes.

Nick lives in southwest London with his family and their dog Basil. He has a very keen interest in cooking, food and wine, particularly Italian cuisine and his love of Italy and regularly plays competitive tennis.

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James Rawes Regional Partner

With a career in residential property spanning over 30 years, James has seen most of what the market has had to offer. Starting out in agency in Berkshire and Surrey in the late ’80s, he moved up to central London in the mid ’90s, selling flats and houses in St John’s Wood and Notting Hill. This prepared him for a long stint in South Kensington and Chelsea, working for two of the premier agents in the area. Then, in 2003, James was offered the opportunity to run the Block Management arm of a Chelsea agency. For 3 years, this demanding but ultimately rewarding role taught him more about property and leases than he had learnt in the previous 15 years. Although this added a number of strings to his bow, ultimately the pull of the market was too hard to ignore. When the chance to work for one of the most highly regarded Buying Agents came up, in what was at the time, a young industry, James grabbed the opportunity.

In 2006, James joined Garrington and has never looked back. The firm’s dedicated and forensic approach to property search is ideally suited to his methodical and professional standards. With the extensive experience he is able to bring to the role, Garrington’s clients can be assured of access to a deep and varied knowledge base. Indeed, during the 13 years that James has been a Property Advisor, his clients’ searches have taken him from the Prime Central areas of London to the up and coming postcodes south of the Thames, the trendy districts east of the City, to the media hangouts of north west London and to the popular family areas of the west and south-west.

James lives in south-west London close to Richmond with his wife and three children. He has done so for 20 years and is always going on about how lucky he is to be able to walk, run or cycle in the 2000 acres of Richmond Park while being a short distance from the capital’s attractions.

He can be found zipping about on his moped, often the first to respond to an agent’s nod about a new home to the market, previewing, analysing and informing his clients about their next property purchase.

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Rex Chalmers Regional Partner

Rex started his career selling computer solutions with training from the likes of IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. In the early 90’s he entered the residential property market where he developed a strong interest and appreciation for architecture and interior design which became a passion.

Over the years he developed his skills matching people to property, often helping clients realise minor alterations and extensions can create their dream home.

Rex rose through the ranks becoming a director for some of the UKs leading agents and established and grew his own Estate Agency that had great success until a change in direction was needed.

With a well regarded track record of helping buyers access to exceptional property across South West London he quickly became a recognised as a buying advisor in this area.

Listening to a buyer and their priorities is the key. Some will be flexible in the search and others require the finished product. There is a dedication to finding the correct solution for clients that Rex does not tire from.

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Lisa Burton Regional Partner

Lisa began her property career in 1993 as a weekend viewings agent for a local property company while studying for her English & Psychology degree at Birmingham University. She spent 10 years in top London property agencies all over West and North London, before working for the conveyancing department of a law firm specialising in property. She liaised between estate agents, vendors and purchasers to ensure smooth sales transactions in the quickest time with the minimum fuss.

Before joining Garrington Lisa was the sales and marketing manager for a private city banking institution, arranging short-term finance for investors and developers, from auction purchases to portfolio acquisitions. Lisa lives in West London with her family.

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Regional Team
Julian Rich Julian Rich North East View Profile
James Middleton James Middleton North East View Profile
Edwina de Klee Edwina de Klee Scotland View Profile
Davina Raselli Davina Raselli Scotland View Profile
David Lewis David Lewis North West View Profile
Kate Vincent Kate Vincent East Midlands View Profile
Will Heigham Will Heigham East (Norfolk and Suffolk) View Profile
Jennifer Mullucks Jennifer Mullucks East (Cambridge & Suffolk) View Profile
Andrea Hewitt Andrea Hewitt South (Surrey, Sussex) View Profile
Daniel Rowland Daniel Rowland South (Hants, Wilts, Dorset) View Profile
Jennie Cole Jennie Cole South East (Kent & East Sussex) View Profile
Toby Ridge Toby Ridge South East (Herts & Essex) View Profile
Katie Neale Katie Neale South East (Herts & London) View Profile
Philippa Mills Philippa Mills Central (Oxon) View Profile
Sam Williams Sam Williams CENTRAL (BUCKS & BERKS) View Profile
Jennie Petersson Jennie Petersson South West (Devon, Cornwall & Somerset) View Profile
Nick King Nick King South West (Bristol & Bath) View Profile

Julian Rich North East

Julian is a former Lincoln Cathedral chorister and scholar of St Peters School, York. At University he achieved qualifications in both Construction and Rural Estate Management and has subsequently spent all of his working life in the property industry.

Julian joined Garrington after working for 14 years in property development and investment. As a result, he has quite a record within these fields having either renovated, built, converted, or refurbished an impressive number of properties, comfortably totalling more than £50M in today’s market, and successfully obtaining planning permission for more than 150 homes. These properties ranged from one-off houses to Listed buildings including The Old Palace at Ripon, new build houses, including Littlecroft at Markington and 16-18 Regent Parade in Harrogate, barn conversions such as Manor Farm at Tollerton and the refurbishment of several Duchy Houses in central Harrogate.

Julian now focuses on the prime market where his background and extensive knowledge enables him to give his clients the best advice for sourcing and acquiring property across the region. From private houses and country estates to development land and building plots, Julian is well placed to assist clients searching for a variety of property types. He complements his advice with a thorough understanding of the negotiation process to ensure that he secures the best deal for his clients.

Julian lives in Harrogate and when he is not sourcing properties for clients, Julian is a keen hockey player for Harrogate, enjoys sailing and boating and has a passion for walking his Cocker Spaniel, Barnaby in and around the Yorkshire Dales.

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James Middleton North East

James started working in the property industry nearly 15 years ago in Central London. After 5 successful years managing a well-established office he decided to relocate with his wife back to their native North East working for a local estate agent.

During the move back to Newcastle, James witnessed first-hand the challenges and stress involved of finding the right property and soon after, he set up his own property finding and relocation company.

Now happily settled back in Northumberland, James utilises his experience and property knowledge to provide a professional service for his clients across the region. Over the years James has built long standing relationships with local agents, developers and fellow property professionals which often benefit his clients when sourcing off-market properties.

Life outside of property finding is spent entertaining his four young children with all ball sports and exploring the beautiful local countryside.

Edwina de Klee Scotland

Prior to becoming an Edinburgh based property finder, Edwina has had extensive experience working in both the prime and investment residential property markets in Scotland and London.

After studying for her BSc at university in Bristol, Edwina initially worked for a PR firm before being attracted to work in the property sector. Working in the fast paced London market proved the perfect foundation for her successful career, working for a number of prestigious upmarket brands before relocating to Scotland and laying roots in the country’s thriving capital.

Having moved to Edinburgh, Edwina worked for a specialist property investment company working closely with buyers. This became the catalyst for wishing to work solely with buyers across all sectors of the market in Scotland.

Now representing clients making well informed purchasing decisions, Edwina utilises her years of market experience and ‘black book’ of contacts to source and acquire the finest homes in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland.

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Davina Raselli Scotland

Davina has built a reputation as a trusted advisor, engaging the necessary experience and market intelligence to source, negotiate and secure properties for a wide range of buyers.

Having spent over 15 years in mainland Europe sourcing both residential and investment properties for a portfolio of international buyers, Davina and her family relocated back to Scotland in 2016.

Since her return, Davina has focused on assisting families from around the globe with the necessary familiarisation and support required to navigate through the Scottish property market. Her extensive market knowledge covers central and eastern regions of Scotland having lived and worked in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perthshire & Aberdeen.

Davina’s natural ability to communicate and enthusiasm to nurture relationships over the years has put her in good stead with a network of trusted connections within the property industry.

Her boundless energy to examine and scrutinise on behalf of her clients with the necessary integrity and respect, plays a large part in her continued success and value within the Garrington team.

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David Lewis North West

Born and bred in North West England, David has always shown a keen interest in the property market.

David ran a highly successful independent lettings agency where he handled high-quality houses and apartments, prior to starting his own relocation company in 2007. David has worked closely with an array of private and corporate clients, assisting many families moving to the region from overseas.

Throughout his career, David has developed a close network of relationships with many sales agents, developers and private landlords. He is able to utilise this impressive array of contacts to his client’s advantage when searching and acquiring the perfect property.

Outside of work David is a keen golfer, being a member of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, as well as being an avid football fan. David is also a Trustee of the Wrekin College Foundation, a supporter of the Prince’s Trust and a founding member of the ‘Happy Days Appeal’, which was set up in memory of a close friend.

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Kate Vincent East Midlands

Kate started her career in banking, spending ten years in mortgage marketing and new product development.

Having moved several times with her family, firstly from London to Milton Keynes then onto Northampton and Market Harborough before finally, settling in Stamford, Kate decided to put her home moving experience to good use and set up her own relocation and home search consultancy.

Kate helped executives to relocate and settle in the East Midlands for six years before joining Garrington.

Her hands-on approach and extensive knowledge of the region, large network of contacts and gritty determination to crack even the most challenging home search assignment makes her an invaluable ally to have on the team.

Asked why she enjoys doing her job, Kate says ‘I love parachuting into people’s lives, sweeping away the stress of moving home and then having the satisfaction of seeing clients settled and enjoying their new home’.

Kate lives just outside Stamford with her husband, three children, Labrador and horse. In her spare time, she enjoys riding competitively and going on country pursuits.

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Will Heigham East (Norfolk and Suffolk)

Will has a real drive to help buyers find their perfect property and with over 25 years industry experience, he not only understands the local and regional market from a buyer’s perspective but also has a great understanding of the negotiation process enabling him to secure the best deal for his clients.

Over the years Will has built long-standing relationships with local agents, developers and fellow property professionals which benefits his clients when sourcing off-market properties.

As a qualified Chartered Surveyor, providing well informed and considered advice based on real experience for the purchase of property is prerequisite to success – whether that be for a family home, a second home, building or adding to a buy to let property portfolio. He strives to source exceptional properties and believes that with his help the process of buying a property will be an exciting and enjoyable experience.

Previously, Will led and managed an agency team within a highly regarded East Anglian property firm.

Will has lived in East Anglia for most of his life and now lives on the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Will’s energy and diligent approach to helping clients acquire best in class properties, whether in Norfolk or Suffolk, combined with his substantial experience and network in the residential property industry makes him a valuable member of our Garrington team.

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Jennifer Mullucks East (Cambridge & Suffolk)

Jennifer’s background in property stems back over fifteen years and includes time working in both sales and lettings in Central London before she decided to relocate back to East Anglia, an area she knew well from her childhood.

For over ten years, Jennifer has worked closely with clients seeking property in Cambridge and the surrounding area and is widely regarded as one of the area’s leading buying agents.

She combines her professional experience with a wealth of local knowledge and a broad network of contacts built over time.

Living in the heart of Cambridge, Jennifer has a keen awareness and understanding of the prime Cambridge city market.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys rowing and has competed in several races. She also passionately supports, and is an ambassador for, the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and has completed many challenges to raise funds including a 5-day walk through the Sahara Desert.

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Andrea Hewitt South (Surrey, Sussex)

Andrea has a comprehensive understanding of the property market which started when she moved from Cornwall to North London in her early twenties.

Shortly after moving to London, Andrea began working for one of the capital’s top estate agents, initially based in St John’s Wood. During her time there she successfully climbed the internal career ladder, eventually working with clients across all of North West London.

Life then took Andrea on a very unique path travelling the world on tour for two years, with her now husband, a former member of a well-known rock band.

Upon returning to the UK she joined another high-end London estate agent, prior to starting a family and moving to Surrey, where she still resides today.

Andrea’s personal understanding of relocation, finding a family home and her many years working in a fast-paced London property market give her rounded experience to draw from when working with clients.

Her natural enthusiasm and passion for property has led to an in-depth knowledge of the property market in Surrey, West Sussex and a touch of Hampshire and Berkshire. She combines this knowledge with an excellent professional network to provide first-class results for her clients.

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Daniel Rowland South (Hants, Wilts, Dorset)

Educated at Felsted School, Essex, and graduating from the University of Nottingham, whilst Daniel’s career began in the City he has always had a keen interest in property.

During his time working as a fund manager, Daniel was personally building an investment property portfolio, and after numerous approaches from friends and family seeking advice, Daniel took the decision in 2010 to set up his own property search and development business.

As a result, Daniel has been involved in numerous negotiations, transactions and developments, ranging from small purchases and renovation projects to building multi-million pound homes; all whilst establishing an extensive network of contacts.

His knowledge of the local market and years of experience put Daniel’s private clients in an advantageous position when looking for a property.

Daniel joined Garrington in 2015 and tackles each search in the same way, with a friendly manner and a thorough and determined approach. His expertise and contacts in building and development are an added bonus for those who wish to improve or extend their properties.

Daniel lives in Hampshire with his family. In his spare time, when not renovating his own Georgian house, Daniel likes to play hockey, enjoys family walks with their dog and is a passionate skier.

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Jennie Cole South East (Kent & East Sussex)

Born and Bred in the South East, Jennie attended Tonbridge Grammar School and obtained a History degree from Nottingham Trent University before settling in Kent.

Following a few years working in Finance and for a luxury Tour Operator in London, she accepted a job with a local Estate Agent and discovered her passion for property.

After 14 years in residential sales and valuations including working for a well regarded prime country house firm, and then several years working as Sales and Marketing Manager for a New Build developer, Jennie decided to switch roles and represent buyers instead of sellers.

Recognising the frustration buyers feel in a difficult market, where in most transactions only the seller has professional advice and representation, Jennie helps remove the stress from the process.

Throughout her career she has developed an expansive knowledge of the local property market as well as a broad network of professional contacts, enabling her to source off-market properties and negotiate with confidence to secure perfect properties on behalf of her clients.

Jennie lives in Tunbridge Wells on the border of Kent and East Sussex. In her spare time she enjoys cycling, photography, travel and cooking.

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Toby Ridge South East (Herts & Essex)

Toby has extensive experience and an impressive network of contacts built up during his many years in property. He initially began his career as a negotiator in North London with a leading independent estate agent before being promoted to Premier Homes Manager, covering North London and Hertfordshire.

Despite a move away from property into recruitment, Toby was infamous for finding properties for work colleagues, including one of the Directors of the large financial recruitment agency for whom he worked.

This ongoing involvement in property became the catalyst for his return to the world of property, seeing him establish his own relocation and property finding company in 2005, which he successfully grew before deciding to join Garrington.

Over the years Toby has found exquisite homes for private clients across Essex and Hertfordshire. Toby also has a keen eye for potential, he is able to spot a diamond in the rough, great for those who are looking for refurbishment and investment opportunities.

Toby lives on the north Essex border and in his free time he enjoys road cycling, to date he has completed the London to Paris journey three times.

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Katie Neale South East (Herts & London)

Katie joins forces with Garrington having started her career working for high net worth individuals and private families as an Interior Designer at the prestigious Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, working in prime residential property settings, yachts and holiday homes.

Latterly she moved into project work in the City and West End for Jones Lang LeSalle.

Having worked with high net worth individuals, private family trusts and foreign investors, Katie understands the need to offer absolute discretion and the best possible service throughout the acquisition process.

Beginning her own property search venture after becoming a mother, the business grew organically with some wonderful clients many of whom returned to engage her services and make use of her extensive contacts within property market. She has represented clients looking to move from London to the countryside as well as foreign investors seeking advice on portfolio acquisitions and buy-to-let investments in London.

Originally hailing from Rutland, Katie left South West London six years ago and is now based in rural Hertfordshire. Having made the move from London herself she understands the important factors for families in deciding on their new home; good schools, commuting distances and local amenities.

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Philippa Mills Central (Oxon)

Philippa started her working life as a police officer for Thames Valley Police, fulfilling a number of roles.

In 2004, after thirteen years of policing, it was time for a change. Having always had an interest in property, she began a career in residential sales with a well-respected independent estate agent in Oxfordshire.

Three years later Philippa decided her future lay in representing the buyer instead of the seller, and she became a property finder assisting clients with buying and rental searches in the Central region and London.

Having joined the Garrington team in 2014, Philippa continues to thrive on providing an exceptional and high-quality service, driven to exceed clients’ expectations.

Philippa grew up in Oxfordshire and, after spells in Berkshire and London, has settled back in the area. In her free time, Philippa enjoys long walks with her Labrador, Gracie.

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Sam Williams CENTRAL (BUCKS & BERKS)

Sam started her career in property in 2007, working on searches throughout London and the Home Counties.

Sam’s strength lies in her ability to identify and understand a client’s requirements, source the ideal property and negotiate a deal. Her knowledge of the property market is broad and together with her many years experience sourcing homes Sam’s assistance in a search is advantageous to her clients.

Insistent on finding the right solution, Sam has finessed the skill of interpreting and executing a client’s brief through strong research, resourcing and negotiating.

Prior to moving into the property sector, Sam held senior roles in head-hunting and retail buying.

Outside of work Sam lives with her husband and unwinds with long walks, cooking and gardening.

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Jennie Petersson South West (Devon, Cornwall & Somerset)

Jennie moved to London from Sweden in 1993, her career in property began in 2000. Since then she has had a varied career having worked in sales, lettings and property management before running her own Inventory business and then making the transition as a Relocation Agent and Property Finder.

In 2014, Jennie and her family relocated from London to Devon so she has a thorough understanding of the challenges – and benefits – that such a move involves. She now very much enjoys finding homes for others in Devon, Cornwall and across the West Country.

Jennie thrives on getting to know her client’s needs in great detail to enable her to find the right property in the desired location. She has great relationships with the local Estate Agents, developers and landowners, plus a wider network giving rise to off-market opportunities.

In her spare time, Jennie enjoys going on long walks in Dartmoor’s National Park, visiting National trust sites and exploring the many beautiful beaches of Devon and Cornwall.

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Nick King South West (Bristol & Bath)

Nick has been in the property industry for the past thirty years and is an established practitioner in the property finding and relocation industry, with experience of managing individual and group moves for both large and small organisations.

Previously the BBC’s Relocation Specialist, Nick was responsible for managing the move of staff within the Corporation for over 15 years. As a former chairperson for the Relocation User Group, Nick is well known within the property industry.

Nick is a current and past member of a number of established industry groups and has spoken at both domestic and international conferences including the Employee Relocation Council, European Association of Relocation Professionals, Association of Relocation Professionals and the Confederation of British Industry.

Nick has also run his own property finding business and managed a number of property developments in the past, ensuring that clients can benefit from the experience gained over decades of working in the industry.

Nick is married with two sons, enjoys playing golf, following football and is an advanced open water scuba diver.

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Relocation Office
John Adamson John Adamson Executive Chairman View Profile
Jonathan Hopper Jonathan Hopper Chief Executive Officer View Profile

John Adamson Executive Chairman

John has worked in the property sector for the last 25 years and has director level experience in residential sales, letting and management, estate management and development. Most recently he was Managing Director and majority shareholder of one of largest estate and letting agents in the Eastern region which he successfully sold to a FTSE 250 organisation.

He holds an MBA from The Open University and is a well-respected entrepreneurial leader with an eye for detail, who thrives on the creation of customer-focused companies, where success becomes a by-product of excellence.

Jonathan Hopper Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan has an enviable track record of success spanning 20 years in the property and relocation industry. As Chief Executive Officer of Garrington, he leads a company that has represented numerous clients in multi-million pound transactions and in turn developed a respected industry profile, through the strategic growth of a market leading brand.
Jonathan is a Director on the Board of The Property Ombudsman, a Council Member of the UK’s Association of Relocation Professionals and is a former National Council Member of the NAEA.

He is frequently called upon as an authoritative voice for market insights with articles published in The Financial Times, Canary Wharf and City magazines, The Sunday Time and Bloomberg.
A past recipient of the ‘Best UK Property Finder’ award, he is continuously striving to hone his skills having completed leadership programmes at Cranfield Management School and an MBA at Ashcroft International Business School in Cambridge.
As a prominent creative thinker and entrepreneurial problem solver, Jonathan is passionate about working with clients, and enjoys exploring the driving forces that push successful businesses to their highest potential.

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