Meet Your Property Manager

Meet our property managers

One Of The Most Experienced & Customer Focussed Teams In The UK

Louise Newton Louise Newton – BA (Hons), CIH, AIRPM - Property Manager

Louise has recently joined Realty in August 2020 and has worked in the Property Management sector for 5 years. During her time in Property Management she has managed a diverse mix of developments from small blocks to larger developments, located across the North West. Louise recognises the needs of the individual development, providing a personal approach and has a passion for bringing buildings/sites up to standard, as well as continued improvements at developments where possible. Louise holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management and has more recently completed an apprenticeship, which saw Louise achieve a Chartered Institute of Housing Level 3 qualification in Housing and Property Management. Louise is an Associate of IRPM and is hoping to continue and complete the Members exam in the future. Outside of work Louise enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the countryside and taking part in the odd yoga class!

Heidi Bennett Heidi Bennett – BSc (Hons) - Property Manager

Heidi graduated with a degree in Real Estate Management (Upper second class honours) in 2019 after 4 and a half years of studying, while still working full time in the property industry. Heidi has experience in both residential and commercial property, and in her previous role has managed a portfolio worth approximately £50 million. Heidi is a friendly and approachable individual with a keen eye for detail. Outside of work Heidi is keen to keep herself active & busy and can be found either at the gym or out enjoying country walks with her partner, family and friends.

Ben Hale, AIRPM - Property Manager

Ben has worked in Leasehold Property Management since 2007 and has since amassed over a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience in multiple disciplines within the Property Management industry. Ben is a meticulous and helpful individual who thoroughly enjoys visiting sites first hand to assess management levels, and relishes interacting with customers face to face. Ben is more than happy to get his hands dirty and takes pleasure in resolving long standing issues that may have been inherited from previous agents. Outside of work Ben is happiest being at home with his wife and his cat, Max, taking a well-earned rest.

James Coote, AIRPM - Property Manager

Having previously lived in the South East, James benefits from having worked for some of London’s leading leasehold property management firms before relocating to Manchester. James brings a wealth of management experience after caretaking wide-ranging portfolios including large and complex developments. James says: “I am passionate about ensuring my developments are a pleasurable place to live. I actively seek to improve my knowledge of the industry and related construction methods” Outside work, James plays Cricket and likes to get out in the countryside walking with his Girlfriend – with maybe the odd pub lunch thrown in!

Jane Clarke, MIRPM, CIHM - Property Manager

Employed as a property manager with Realty since 2008, Jane has brought considerable expertise in property management from her career within a large housing association spanning 16 years. With full membership of the Institute of Residential Property Managers (IRPM) and the Chartered Institute of Housing , she has extensive experience of consultation with owners and presentation of technical and financial information at meetings. She has a real passion for quality service and believes that everyone benefits from living / investing in quality, well managed housing. Jane says: “Facilitating high standards with a personal approach is what continues to motivate me 35 years into my career” and “Running half marathons from time to time is what keeps me healthy enough to achieve this 35 years into my career!”

Martin Gilder, BSc (Hons), MIRPM - Property Manager

With a degree in building surveying and a wealth of all-encompassing property management experience, Martin prides himself on the level of service he is able to provide his clients. His diligent and methodical approach to Residential Management Company affairs means that he is happy to resolve even the most obscure of issues. He comments: “One of my fondest achievements was to successfully claim in excess of £500,000 to resolve an inherent build defect on a block of 10 units – saving leaseholders tens of thousands of pounds each!” Away from work, Martin enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as going on days out.

Jennifer Derrington, AIRPM - Property Manager

Jen joined has worked in leasehold property management for almost 7 years. Jen is an Associate of IRPM and is looking to undertake the Members exam in the near future. Over the past 7 years Jen has managed a varied portfolio of residential developments covering the whole of the North West, ranging from small conversions to large purpose-built blocks with over 100 apartments. This diverse portfolio has enabled Jen to gain a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with different types of leasehold properties and their differing needs. Outside of work Jen enjoys mountain biking, gardening, and most importantly, spending time with her 6 year old American Bulldog, Caesar.

Siobhan Waldron, AIRPM - Property Manager

With over 6 years’ experience within leasehold property management, Siobhan is a hardworking and dedicated team member. Siobhan is currently studying and completing an apprenticeship in Housing and Property Management level 3, that will then see her gain her Associate status (AIRPM) with the Institution of Residential Property Management. Siobhan has worked predominantly within the North West of the country with a fantastic local knowledge, and has gained insight and experience by working at multiple levels and disciplines within the property management sector. Outside of work, Siobhan is a keen traveller, and relishes quality time spent with her family, friends and partner. You can read more about Siobhan’s apprenticeship here

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