Meet the Team

We have a dedicated and experienced team ready to guide you through the buying process.

Paul Crocker

Paul Crocker

Managing Director

Paul has been working in the property industry since 1978. Throughout his career he has been primarily involved in building and running the group’s investment portfolio, originally with the acquisition of blocks where flats were let to regulated tenants and more recently on blocks let on ASTs. Paul enjoys keeping fit, watching Arsenal and skiing when his wife and four children allow it!

Howard Crocker

Howard Crocker

Managing Director

Howard joined the family company in 1980. His initial focus was mostly on developing in London, including conversions of warehouses, schools and office buildings. Howard is now responsible for new development acquisitions. He is married with four children and enjoys making rock albums, playing guitar and has a large psychedelic rock music collection.

Richard Forman

Richard Forman

Head of Sales and Marketing

Richard joined in 1996. He oversees all sales and marketing activity for the business. He also works closely with the acquisitions team and is responsible for ensuring the locations, layouts and specification are second to none.

Claire Halliwell

Claire Halliwell

Sales and Investments Manager

Since graduating from The University of Birmingham, Claire has gained over 10 years' experience in the property industry. She has been at the company since 2009 and oversees the legal setup and sale of all our developments.

Jemima Halford

Jemima Halford

Sales and Marketing Assistant

Jemima graduated from Newcastle University and went on to manage properties in Chelsea, before joining our Sales and Marketing team in 2017. She works on various Sales and Marketing projects and oversees our Social Media accounts.

Margie Speakman

Margie Speakman

Sales Consultant

Margie has been in sales for 27 years and has worked for some of the country's largest house builders. Outside work, she loves concerts and eating out, and is a hands on Mum and Grandma to her 2 daughters and granddaughter.

Claire Gidman

Claire Gidman

Sales Consultant

Following 11 years running her own children's clothing shop, Claire made a complete career change and began selling residential properties 20 years ago. She loves cooking, eating out and her pets.

Desta Francis

Desta Francis

Sales Consultant

After graduating from University with a Business and Finance degree Desta quickly found her feet within the property industry. She's worked in major cities from London to Dubai and has a real passion for property!

Anna Shorrock

Anna Shorrock

Sales Consultant

Following a career travelling the world as a flight attendant and a croupier on cruise ships, Anna moved into the property industry. She now has 25 years’ experience, joining us in 2013. Outside work she loves cooking and exploring Europe.

Paul Neto

Paul Neto

Head of Construction

Leading the construction team Paul overseas the successful delivery of our properties working with our development partners, ensuring the quality product is achieved in a timely manner.

Andriani Plessa

Andriani Plessa

Senior Architectural Designer

Andriani is an Architect originally from Athens, she has completed a Masters Degree. Andriani carries responsibility for the maintenance and refurbishment of the retained stock, designing, specifying and running projects.

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