One Of The Most Experienced & Customer Focussed Teams In The UK
James Coote, MIRPM - Senior 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!
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 – 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.
Joe Dennison-McCarey, AIRPM - Property Manager
Having moved from the Essex coast, Joe has worked as a property manager for more than 30 years, and brings with him an abundance of experience and knowledge, being employed by some of the biggest property firms in and around London. While Joe may be used to the fast paced life of a London Property Manager and the challenges it entails, Joe is enjoying his new portfolio at Realty and moved to Derbyshire for a more relaxed and improved work/life balance. Joe thoroughly enjoys the rolling green hills of the High Peaks where he spends any free time exploring the landscape with his partner and his dog ‘Womble’, whom he rescued from a public rubbish tip in Cyprus and flew to safety here in the UK.
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.
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 7 years’ experience within leasehold property management, Siobhan is a hardworking and dedicated team member. Siobhan has recently completed an apprenticeship in Housing and Property Management level 3, that has seen 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
Simon Perkin - Property Manager
One of Simon’s best attributes to his role is that no job, big or small, is too much for Simon! Simon relishes an opportunity to get stuck in and make a real difference at each of his developments. With over 3 years’ experience, Simon enjoys problem solving, and one of his greatest achievements was overseeing a major works project where he replaced the roof on a Grade II listed building. Outside of work, Simon is a keen winter sports enthusiast, he plays Ice Hockey, and has taught snowboarding and skiing. Simon has a basic understanding of British Sign Language, and is a father to an awesome 3 year old!