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Julie James
Owner -

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 import_ant 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.

Kevan Wimborne
Residential Sales Manager -

My first job when I left school at 16, was with a large, well known Estate Agency. That was a long time ago, but my passion for helping people sell their home has never changed.

Being able to help clients literally from the moment   we meet – until the removal van arrives on the doorstep – is a great sense of achievement. I take immense pride in my job and aim to deliver honest and realistic advice, always.

We have worked hard to make our company, the place to come to, for people selling their home because they want a more personal approach, want to feel they can put their trust in someone and want to be treated individually.

There is a lot of choice, but not all agents spend time with you to really understand your needs and explore every opportunity to make sure you really do get the best for your property. That’s why people who have used us – recommend us.

With over 35 years of experience, selling property in London, Essex, Nottingham and even in Spain, I’m sure I will be able help you too.

Rosemary Ellis
Sales Negotiator -

Having joined GBP Estates in 2017 with 15+ years experience of selling property both in the UK and Spain. I believe in giving customer service that is second to none and going the extra mile for our clients! I am always available to my clients by mobile phone and have built up good client relationships over the years.

I am a people person and enjoy working as part of the team at GBP. My goal is to help increase the Sales side of the business and also give excellent customer service to our clients.

In my spare time, I like spending time with my family and my little doggies, I am also an avid reader and one day would like to have my own Library!

Daniel O'Kelly
Trainee Sales Negotiator -

Having joined the team in August and being new to the industry I am ecstatic to learn as much as I can. I have previously worked in several customer facing roles and am now utilising those skills into my new career in sales.

Gary Rosenbaum 
Manager -

I’ve been in the property business since the early 1980s and gained a vast amount of experience within the Residential, Commercial and Property Acquisitions Sector.

Finding the right property for a buyer or finding an owner their buyer gives me the greatest pleasure of all as that what the business is about and has not changed since I started over 35 years ago.

We don’t need to send details through the post anymore or go down to local newspaper once a week to see what other properties have come onto the market but seeing the look on a buyers face when I show them the property they have been looking for or calling an owner to tell them that their property has exchanged is what makes this business GREAT.

Amy Wood
Senior Lettings Negotiator - 

I originally started out as an apprentice and have been working in lettings ever since I finished studying. I love working as part of the team at GBP Estates and dealing with people in general.

My aim is to assist our landlords/tenants in finding them the perfect tenant/property. I like to spend my free time with friends and family, shopping and lazy days with my two doggies!

Elizabeth Young
Lettings Negotiator -

Having joined GBP Estates in 2018 having over 4 years’ experience in Lettings. Priding myself on customer service and making sure that both Landlords and Tenants are happy with the service that I provide them. 

Emma Reynolds
Senior Property Manager -

Having joined GBP Estates in 2017 having over 6 years’ experience in Property Management. Priding myself on customer service and making sure my Landlords and Tenants are happy.

I like to make sure when I leave the office that all clients have been dealt with and that the job has been done.

In between working I looked after my two Sons and Partner who all have a love of cricket, attending regularly and helping out where needed.

Sonny Edwards
Lettings Progressor –

Sonny joined the company in 2018 having previously worked in London as a management apprentice for over a year in which he acted the sole administrator/property manager for an independent branch based in Leytonstone. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and days out socialising with his friends and family.

Simone Kneller
Inventory Clerk–‚Äč

Having worked as an Inventory/Inspections Clerk for 12 years, I joined GBP Estates in 2018. My aim is to work in a Professional manner and to help tenants as best I know how with the experience I have gained over the years.

Sofia Jones
Mortgage Advisor –

After gaining my degree in Equine Science at Oxford Brookes University I pursued a career in the Equine veterinary world. Fast forward a few years however and I had discovered my love for all things property. I entered the world of estate agency and after buying my first house at 24, qualified as a mortgage adviser.

By 25 I had renovated my first Buy to Let and become a land lady. 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, Remortgages, Help to Buy and Right to Buy.



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