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Julie James -
Working in GBP Financial Solutions dealing with mortgages and landlords with large portfolios for many years, I decided in 2009, to open my first estate agency with Gary Taylor. I have lived in Havering for over 20 years and my knowledge of the area has enabled me to advise tenants and buyers about our community and what it has to offer. What's best about our business? • Being a family run independent agent • Offering comprehensive service • Being passionate about the job • Genuine care about clients' goals • Working alongside the team every day, being involved in the daily running of the company. I believe that to be a good agent you have to keep up with legislation and encourage your team to do the same, so I am studying to achieve a Residential Inventories and Property Management APIP qualification. Even with this busy schedule, I am always ready to take calls - 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It's important to our clients, both tenants and landlords to know we are always there to answer any questions or deal with emergencies. In my spare time, I loves to walk my Miniature Schnauzer Liesl, who accompanies me in the office daily. Together, we attend training days and group Schnauzer walks, which are great fun - especially with 30 dogs running round the woodlands.

Gary Taylor -
Development & Finance Director
In 1988 I became a Financial Advisor for a major UK Life Insurance company meeting the needs of clients for Life and Pensions Investment Advice. In 1995 I set up my own practice and with the support of highly motivated team we focused on property and mortgages in the Buy-to-Let and Commercial Property market. During that time I have won many awards for Sales Achievements, Services and Technology and for Innovation to Clients. I became a member of the Personal Finance Society (PFS). In 2009 Julie and I expanded our company to open up GBP Estates. All those years later I still enjoy the day-to-day running of the sales and lettings department and the fact that I can offer landlords a bespoke and wide-ranging service in the area of Buy to Let Mortgages, that includes (where needed) financial advice and, of course, information on lettings service. In 2011 we developed our services even further and set up GBP Developments focusing on acquisition and selling of commercial and residential property. This brand offers developers opportunities to purchase or sell on land with or without planning permission. Today our group offers property owners, tenants and developers’ advice on all estate-related issues and it's still a priority for me to be available 7 days a week - I know we all lead busy lives and out of office hours are important to our clients.

Paul Ziff -
Group Manager
I have been working in sales and accounts for over 10 years. My role in the company is dealing with the overall management of our development, sales and lettings departments as well as dealing with the company accounts. I am also highly focused on the development sites that we are involved in. My involvement is coordinating with investors and developers on new sites involving land with or without planning, bringing parties together where opportunities arise.

Nicki Soper -
Property Manager
I have been working as a Property Manager since 2011. Most recently I was working in Brentwood from 2014 with a leading estate agency before relocating to GBP Estates last week. My role be managing the tenancies from the commencement of the term and throughout and I will be the tenants and landlords point of contact with any maintenance or questions that may arise. It is important to me that I run the property management in a smooth and organised manner to ensure everyone receives a high standard of service and I pride myself on the service I can offer to landlords and tenants. I am a fully qualified member of ARLA and hold MARLA as the qualification. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family.

Brooke Atkinson -
Senior Lettings Consultant
I have been involved in sales and lettings for 5 years in my time I have helped many people to find their homes to rent and to buy. I pride myself that I have worked in both sections of estate agency. I live locally and have knowledge of the local area. In my spare time I love to socialise and staying active is a real priority with regular runs and bike rides.

Debbie Lawrence -
Property Coordinator
I started in the estate agency business in Chadwell Heath back in 1996. I soon realised I really enjoyed the business and had found my ideal job. I previously worked at Dwellings for 23 years, doing lettings and sales and have recently joined GBP Estates. My role in GBP is working with the property management team, I will be dealing with the referencing, maintenance, tenancies, and the smooth running of the lettings dept along with Nicki and Carys. I have a diploma in Residential Lettings & Management which I obtained in 2002. I have lived in the Havering area for about 35 years. I am very straightforward and approachable. I am very family orientated and I enjoy socialising and walking my blue staffie Sid.

Victoria Mehmet -
Senior Sales Consultant
Having to want to go into the property industry form a young age... In 2018 I joined a maintenance team as a Sales Administrator. Within 6 months I was then promoted to Senior Sales Administrator coordinating the office on their day to responsibilities. Most importantly, converting the best sales on record each month was a skill that was valued in my company above all. I now work for GBP Estates as a Senior Sales Consultant. I feel one of my main assets is to be able to communicate accordingly via face to face and over the phone to get the best outcome out a situation, I enjoy socialising and I feel that is put to good use in building relationships with clients, customers and within my work environment. I also am aiming to create a better more efficient service on social media for the company and to recreate new databases for a smoother flowing process from start to finish. I hope to develop my skills in the coming months to be the best I can be within myself and for GBP Estates. In my spare time, as I said I enjoy socialising and spending time with family and friends. One of my passions is to also write poetry of all genres!

Sofia Jones -
Mortgage Advisor
I discovered my love for all things property after leaving university. Having worked in estate agency as a Sales Negotiator and Lettings Manager whilst building up my own modest portfolio, I understand the journey my clients embark upon. I am passionate about property and helping others in their journey, whether that be purchasing a new home or growing their portfolio. I specialise in Buy to Let but I can assist in all types of mortgages including New purchases, Re-mortgages, Let to Buy, Help to Buy and Right to Buy.



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The GBP Group was created to provide solutions for all of your property needs with over 35 years combined experience, local and national knowledge, we are here to help you. From selling your family home, letting your investment property, choosing the right land for your residential or commercial development, dealing with a finance enquiry or day to day property management issues. Our experienced sales team helps purchasers, tenants, investors deal with any aspect of assisting their next move.

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