Meet the Team

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James Altman - Managing Director

DDI: 020 7319 9107

Email: james@abacusestates.com

James is one of the founder members of Abacus Estates and has helped to build the business into an established West Hampstead agency. With a 360 background in Agency from Lettings, Sales & Property Management, he has a clear vision, strong business acumen and knowledge of the property industry to lead the Company forward. James is actively involved in all activities of the business and leads with a hands on approach. His focus is on customer service, delivering the best solution for all involved in transactions and providing a enjoyable, innovative work place for his employees.

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Caesar Matthias - Sales Director

DDI: 020 7319 9109

Email: caesar@abacusestates.com

As our Sales director, Caesar oversees our network of offices and has more than 25 years’ experience working in residential sales. Since joining Abacus in late 2012, he has sold more than £45 million of property in the North West London area and has helped clients from first time buyers to multi-millionaire investors with a wide range of ventures. Caesar also lives and breathes the local area, having called Maida Vale home for many years – meaning he is as much in tune with NW’s cultural and social scene as he is with its property market.

When he has a spare moment, you’re likely to find Caesar either running around a football pitch, exploring a new city, or simply hanging out in one of his favourite local bars or coffee shops.

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Stephen Torres - Lettings Manager

DDI: 020 7319 9105

Email: stephen@abacusestates.com

Stephen has been with Abacus Estates since 2010 and has consistently proved himself to be an honest and well liked individual. He has excellent knowledge of the local area and is immersed in his role. Stephen's passion for Lettings and for Abacus Estates has made him an invaluable member of the staff. He leads the team from the front and his worth ethic and desire to help is admired by all who come across him.

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Guy Daly - Sales Manager

Branch: West Hampstead

DDI: 020 7319 9103

Email: guy@abacusestates.com

Guy has worked for Abacus in Sales, in West Hampstead for over 17 years. He is a fully qualified member of the NAEA. Guy is known for his genuine, friendly style of service. “I hope over the years I have developed a reputation for integrity, personal and professional service”

Originally from Scotland, Guy now lives in Mill Hill, with his wife and young family. His weekends are often spent at the local swimming pool or Sunday league football with the kids. "I love going to the movies, playing five - a- side football and generally hanging out with family and friends"

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Fabian Jones - Sales Manager

Branch: Neasden

DDI: 020 8208 7919

Email: fabian@abacusestates.com

Fabian Jones began his sales negotiator journey in 2013 where he worked at a corporate company, excelled quickly and won two awards; top sales negotiator in the region and top mortgage appointment booker. He then moved onto another company two years later where he won best negotiator for customer service which was through All Agents. He then wanted a different approach and joined Abacus Estates, a family run business and widening his knowledge and expertise in the NW London area.

In his spare time he enjoys reading and watching you tubes from his favourite philosophers, being with family and his small circle of friends. Fabian also enjoys arts, media and photography, eating out and travelling.

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Shelley Hampton - Lettings Consultant

Branch: West Hampstead

DDI: 020 7319 9170

Email: shelley@abacusestates.com

Shelley has several years’ experience in the rental market and is based at the West Hampstead office where she has lived for over 20 years so has extensive knowledge of the area. Shelley is enthusiastic about getting to know her applicants and loves nothing more than matching them to their perfect home.

At weekends Shelley can be found home at being mum and cooking up a storm her kitchen or finds the best way of relaxing by getting into a good book!!!

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Ricky Whyte - Lettings Consultant

Branch: West Hampstead

DDI: 020 7319 9935

Email: ricky@abacusestates.com

"I have recently joined Abacus estates having worked within the recruitment sector for 7 years. I thoroughly enjoy the pace within the property market and enjoy building relationships with people. I’m currently studying to become a RICS accredited building surveyor therefore working at Abacus Estates provides a great platform for me to develop my skills and knowledge, within the property market."

On the weekends or any spare time Ricky can be found producing music, at the gym, or on a Sunday being the captain for his local Sunday League football team.

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Rebecca McCarthy - Lettings Consultant

Branch: Kensal Rise

DDI: 020 7319 9175

Email: rebecca@abacusestates.com

"I have recently joined Abacus estates as a lettings negotiator. I love working within the property field as I love building new relationships with clients. My goal in life is to become a property developer. I love shopping and socialising with friends in my spare time. I try to go to the gym 3 times a week to help maintain a healthy lifestyle."

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Shirley Lascaris - Property Services (Management)

DDI: 020 7319 9101

Email: shirley@abacusestates.com

She has just over 17 years property manager experience. She joined Abacus Estates in early 2013. She enjoys reading and spending a great deal of time with her grandson. She resides in Hampstead and used to go to school in Kensal Rise, she also grew up in the surrounding areas of NW and so has extensive knowledge of the area.

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Csaba Horvath - Property Services (Management)

DDI: 020 7319 9177

Email: csaba@abacusestates.com

“I began my property journey in Lettings and Management in 2003, and had the privileged opportunity to spend over a decade working direct for Property Developers managing their portfolio of exclusive properties across West and North-West London. Over the years I’ve gained a solid understanding of all aspects of development, lettings and management. I’m pleased to join Abacus Estates at time where the business is undergoing some exciting changes and to be part of the thriving team to help drive the changes.

I live and breathe property, but outside of work I try to maintain a regular routine of running. On weekends I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and exploring this amazing city."

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Alexandra Case - Property Services (Administration)

Branch: West Hampstead

DDI: 020 7319 5712

Email: alexandra@abacusestates.com

"I am extremely passionate about property (specifically Lettings), developing relationships with clients and tenants to ensure a smooth tenancy progression and ultimately to provide excellent customer service. Abacus have been my little London family since moving from Devon and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of such a determined, hard-working and close-knit company who truly care about their staff, clients and customers."

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Brigitta Nagypal - Marketing

DDI: 020 7319 9172

Email: brigitta@abacusestates.com

Brigitta joined Abacus Estates in autumn 2016. She has an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit which always brings development and growth to the company she works for. With over six years experience in sales and marketing roles as well as property, Brigitta is passionate about making our business successful.

“Abacus Estates is my home now. We support and help each other any time. Energetic, innovative forward thinking group professionals who are lovely to work with, excellent team to be part of. Exciting time for us creating the new direction of Abacus.”

Brigitta is also our in-house photographer - the photographs you see in our marketing material are all by Brigitta. She has a degree in history of art and in her free time paints abstracts.

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Gary Nicholls - Financial Controller

DDI: 020 7319 9104

Email: gary@abacusestates.com

Gary has over 30 years’ experience in Client and Company Accounts and has experience of running his own company. Has also been involved as a Residential and Commercial Property Manager and has a vast knowledge of VAT, and other direct and indirect taxes. Likes a “hands-on” role and is keen to help progress Abacus Estates’ position in the marketplace.



Services

Property Valuations
We offer a free, no obligation valuation service. We prepare and research thoroughly before we visit your property - always by appointment. We know the correct valuation for your property because we are local experts and, in any case, the more valuations we do, the better our guide will be. Please contact us to see how we can help you.
Quality Marketing
Marketing your property starts with appealing visual imagery. Our main goal is to add a personal touch to our property photos. We have our own in-house photographer who does all our photoshoots and allows us to truly represent our vision. We make sure you get the highest possible quality so that your property stands out from the crowd.
Property Management
Let us take the strain and anxiety out of managing your property with our hands-on approach. Our landlords can be assured that we will act on their behalf and with their best interests at heart. To ensure a fast, efficient and informative service for our landlords, we have installed the latest computer technology so that clients' payments can be made by electronic transfer, followed up with a detailed statement of accounts.
Legal and financial advice
Moving house can be one of the most stressful times of your life. However we know that by using our friendly, recommended law firm, Curry Popeck, that your conveyancing work will be dealt with speedily and efficiently. Stonehouse Financial is our recommended partner for mortgages & Enra Group for second charges, investment funding or bridging.
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Relocation Assistance
We are proud to be affiliated with Aussie Man & Van removals who are a market leading relocation firm covering the whole of the UK. They provide reliable relocation services and are fully insured by the BAR to give you the utmost peace of mind while your belongings are being moved.
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Maintenance
Our maintenance partner is APS Maintenance Ltd (APS) who have many years’ experience in residential property maintenance and building. With fully certified employees on call 24 hours a day, they provide an unparalleled service and speedy response to all maintenance issues.
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