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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Stephen Torres - Lettings Director

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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West Hampstead Office

Address: 303 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London NW6 1RD

020 7431 3777
020 7431 9777
Management: 020 3815 5722
Accounts: 020 7319 9104
westhampstead@abacusestates

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Miles Roberts – Sales Manager

Branch: West Hampstead

DDI: 020 7319 9109

Email: miles@abacusestates.com

After a decade spent in retail management for a market leading brand in my hometown Sydney, I decided to follow my heart to London 14 years ago where my career in property sales began.
With 2 years experience in the East London market of Bow and Mile End I found my calling in West Hampstead with a corporate firm and enjoyed 7 very productive years in a structured environment before taking on a management role in Camden Town.
The lure of Abacus Estates and a return to West Hampstead proved too strong and I’m pleased to be back where I feel I belong.

I pride myself in offering unrivalled service, delivering on sales targets and continuingly improving the image of the long suffering High Street agent. The village atmosphere of West Hampstead helped me forge a strong bond with both clients and applicants over the years and I very much look forward to continuing in the same vein.

In our spare time my wife and I enjoy watching our 2 energetic sons play football as well as travelling, dining out and socialising with friends and family.

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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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Shelley Hampton - Senior 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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Rachel Edmead – Office Manager

Branch: West Hampstead

DDI: 020 3815 5713

Email: rachel@abacusestates.com

Rachel joined Abacus Estates in 2017, as an Office Manager in our West Hampstead Office after originally starting up in the property industry as an Lettings Secretary over in North London. I love working at Abacus Estates because there is always a positive vibe and energy, it’s a fun professional company to be a part of. I am very passionate about developing relationships with clients on a day to day basis as well as developing a stronger bond with the team. I will continue to grow within the company and learn new things daily. Abacus is like a like one big family and everyone is determined to work hard and succeed, I enjoy being a part of a team as amazing as this.
In years to come I hope to still see myself within the property industry and also still apart Abacus progressing even more than I already am.

In my spare time, I love hanging out with friends and family, having a laugh and a dance! As well as having weekend trips away exploring other cities.

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Kensal Rise Office

Address: 103 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, London NW10 3NS

020 3815 5777
020 7431 9777
Management: 020 3815 5722
Accounts: 020 7319 9104
kensalrise@abacusestates

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Spencer Jacobs - Sales Manager

Branch: Kensal Rise

DDI: 020 3319 9933

Email: spencer@abacusestates.com

Having worked in Estate Agency for almost 30 years, the last 25 of those spent in Queens Park and Kensal Rise. Spencer has built up invaluable experience in the locale and a very loyal client base. He eats, drinks and sleeps property and can never totally switch off.

His spare time is spent with his wife and 2 kids and when he isn’t being dads’ taxi his other loves are Football, Music and Film. His guilty pleasures are Eastenders and Coronation Street.

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Edgar Da Silva – Sales Consultant

Branch: Kensal Rise

DDI: 020 7319 9178

Email: edgar@abacusestates.com

Edgar Da Silva is a sales negotiator who works closely with all aspects of property and enjoys building long standing relationships with his clients and applicants and provides insightful market knowledge and property expertise.

Edgar has grown up in North West London and therefore knows the area ‘like the back of his hand’. He realises that every person has a different need and believes taking the time to understand and build a good rapport with them is crucial.

Trained in multiple real estate software programmes, sales progression and holds a BA in business management and marketing from Middlesex University.

In his spare time Edgar likes The Arts, music and is a keen follower of Barnet Football Club.

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Maia Visnikar – Senior Lettings Consultant

Branch: Kensal Rise

DDI: 020 3815 5726

Email: maia@abacusestates.com

I started in the property sector 5-6 years ago in North West London through a friend, which gave me the immediate insight to the nature of the business. I have continued my career within many different areas of sales throughout the years which eventually led me back to properties for the past two years again. I started working again covering North London postcodes which gave a great knowledge of the whole of North and North West London. Throughout my sales experience I managed to expertise the art of communication on all levels and negotiation which gives me the great ability to bring A and B together.
I pride myself in excellent customer service and take great joy in building long lasting relationships with my clients. Abacus is a great company with an excellent vision of growth which is an incredibly exciting opportunity to be part of and I am looking forward to drive the business ahead with all my effort. North West London is a great lettings market and I truly believe that with a personalized customer service we will be able to differ from many other agents in the area.

In my personal life I enjoy spending time with my friends and my adorable Chorkie puppy. I am originally born in Budapest, Hungary and been raised half of my life in Sweden, Malmo. And then I decided to move to London about 8 years ago and take on the challenge this exciting city has to offer. I always try to come up with new and thrilling things to do considering that I am living in the biggest city of Europe with endless opportunities: let it be a trip to the Trampoline Park, an escape the room challenge, a friendly competition in the arcade or a relaxing day out in Regents Park.

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Ben Arbiter - Lettings Consultant

Branch: Kensal Rise

DDI: 020 7319 9174

Email: ben@abacusestates.com

I have recently joined abacus after completing a qualification in modern arts. As well as being into my art and creativity, my family have a vast history within the ever growing property industry. This has given me my passion to succeed within the property market.

Abacus have helped me to build a strong foundation on professionalism and quality to give the best service to all.

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Neasden Office

Address: 307 Neasden Lane, Neasden, London NW10 1QR

020 8208 7919
020 7431 9777
Management: 020 3815 5722
Accounts: 020 7319 9104
neasden@abacusestates

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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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Toyah Cameron - Property Consultant

Branch: Neasden

DDI: 020 7319 9175

Email: Toyah@abacusestates.com

“I joined Abacus estate agents in April 2017 to learn and develop my knowledge within property, I have over 10 years’ experience of working in customer service/sales. I grew up in the area of north west London which is the area I also reside in. I also like to travel and loves spending quality time with my children. ”

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Head Office

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Carly Thomas – Directors PA

DDI: 020 3319 9931

Email: carly@abacusestates.com

I have always loved organising everything for other people, it makes me feel important and valued. When I was working for my last company it was for housing associations and the council, our main goal was trying to provide a home to people who didn’t have anything else. Building relationships and getting to know my clients personally has always been crucial to me to be successful at my job. Nothing makes me feels better than helping people in need. I recently joined Abacus where I am now Directors PA and administrator. My main goal is to provide professional support, which will help to grow the company further.

My family is from an Irish and Welsh background and through my Celtic roots this is where I found my love of Irish dancing, I became a junior professional Irish dancer and regularly attended competitions where I travelled all around the UK and Ireland. My biggest achievement was to win the all England championships. During my time at my dancing school it was so much more than just a hobby, it was being a part of a team which felt like family that I could support and motivate, I learnt how to respect and encourage others to become better people.
In my spare time I love nothing more than spending time with my family and friends going out for food and having fun.

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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)

DDI: 0203 815 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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