Garrington South are a team of handpicked, local property consultants who will use their combined experience to ensure that you achieve the desired result in your search for a country home, rental property or investment property in Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire or Hampshire.
Andrea Hewitt SOUTH (SURREY, SUSSEX)
Andrea has a comprehensive understanding of the property market which started when she moved from Cornwall to North London in her early twenties.
Shortly after moving to London, Andrea began working for one of the capital’s top estate agents, initially based in St John’s Wood. During her time there she successfully climbed the internal career ladder, eventually working with clients across all of North West London.
Life then took Andrea on a very unique path travelling the world on tour for two years, with her now husband, a former member of a well-known rock band.
Upon returning to the UK she joined another high end London estate agent, prior to starting a family and moving to Surrey, where she still resides today.
Andrea’s personal understanding of relocation, finding a family home and her many years working in a fast-paced London property market give her rounded experience to draw from when working with clients.
Her natural enthusiasm and passion for property has led to an in-depth knowledge of the property market in Surrey, West Sussex and a touch of Hampshire and Berkshire. She combines this knowledge with an excellent professional network to provide first-class results for her clients.
Daniel Rowland SOUTH (Hants, Wilts, Dorset)
Educated at Felsted School, Essex, and graduating from the University of Nottingham, whilst Daniel’s career began in the City he has always had a keen interest in property.
During his time working as a fund manager, Daniel was personally building an investment property portfolio, and after numerous approaches from friends and family seeking advice, Daniel took the decision in 2010 to set up his own property search and development business.
As a result, Daniel has been involved in numerous negotiations, transactions and developments, ranging from small purchases and renovation projects to building multi-million-pound homes; all whilst establishing an extensive network of contacts.
His knowledge of the local market and years of experience put Daniel’s private clients in an advantageous position when looking for a property.
Daniel joined Garrington in 2015 and tackles each search in the same way, with a friendly manner and a thorough and determined approach. His expertise and contacts in building and development are an added bonus for those who wish to improve or extend their properties.
Daniel lives in Hampshire with his family. In his spare time, when not renovating his own Georgian house, Daniel likes to play hockey, enjoys family walks with their dog and is a passionate skier.
Chris Shaw Regional Partner
With close to 20 years of property industry experience, Chris has been dealing with the acquisition and sale of properties within prime and super-prime markets. Chris lives in the heart of Surrey, just outside Guildford and has an in-depth knowledge of the property market not only in Guildford but surrounding towns and villages. In particular, as a lifelong golfer, Chris pays a keen interest to those locations and residential addresses that surround some of the country’s top golf courses, many of which are to be found in Surrey and surrounding counties.
Previously having worked for an international corporate agency and in more recent years, a well-known and market-leading boutique agency, Chris has built long-standing relationships with a large client base, both domestically and internationally, and has a wealth of experience dealing with high net worth clients, family trusts, investments firms and reputable developers.
With a genuine passion for property and for the areas in which he both lives and works, Chris has a proactive and hardworking approach and is always looking to exceed clients expectations. He is well placed to offer sound advice and to ultimately secure the very best properties for his clients.
Jonathan Hopper Managing Director
Jonathan has an enviable track record of success spanning 20 years in the property and relocation industry. As Managing Director of Garrington, he leads a company that has represented numerous clients in multi-million pound transactions and in turn developed a respected industry profile, through the strategic growth of a market leading brand.
Jonathan is a Director on the Board of The Property Ombudsman, a Council Member of the UK’s Association of Relocation Professionals and is a former National Council Member of the NAEA.
He is frequently called upon as an authoritative voice for market insights with articles published in The Financial Times, Canary Wharf and City magazines, The Sunday Time and Bloomberg.
A past recipient of the ‘Best UK Property Finder’ award, he is continuously striving to hone his skills having completed leadership programmes at Cranfield Management School and an MBA at Ashcroft International Business School in Cambridge.
As a prominent creative thinker and entrepreneurial problem solver, Jonathan is passionate about working with clients, and enjoys exploring the driving forces that push successful businesses to their highest potential.
John Adamson Executive Chairman
John has worked in the property sector for the last 25 years and has director level experience in residential sales, letting and management, estate management and development. Most recently he was Managing Director and majority shareholder of one of largest estate and letting agents in the Eastern region which he successfully sold to a FTSE 250 organisation.
He holds an MBA from The Open University and is a well-respected entrepreneurial leader with an eye for detail, who thrives on the creation of customer-focused companies, where success becomes a by-product of excellence.
Nicholas Finn Executive Director
Nicholas Finn is London born and bred. With a property career spanning over a decade, he worked in prime London locations from St Johns Wood to Chiswick with one of the capital’s largest sales agents, before channelling his entrepreneurial flair into establishing his own estate agency in a sought-after part of London.
Prior to joining Garrington, Nicholas founded and ran an asset management company. It served corporate institutions and their private clients looking to sell, relocate or add to their portfolios. Nicholas leads and supports a growing team whilst using his experience and extensive contacts to generate exclusive opportunities for clients. He lives in London with his wife and young family.
Lynne West Operations Manager
Throughout her career Lynne has worked mainly in the areas of Office Management, Event Management and Customer Service. In this time she gained experience being a PA at board level, organising trade shows and heading up a customer service team.
After nearly 20 years working mainly in the Telecommunications industry, Lynne decided that it was time for a new challenge. In 2009 the opportunity arose to join the Garrington team in a key role as an Operations Manager. With a wealth of administrative experience coupled with extensive customer service skills, Lynne ensures that the operational side of Garrington runs smoothly and efficiently. As an important linchpin of the organisation, Lynne’s support to the management team and network of associates is invaluable.
When not at work, Lynne enjoys spending time with her family and is an active committee member of her son’s football and cricket clubs.
Yanina Jeffrey Client & Marketing Administrator
Growing up in Hertfordshire, Yanina has gained a broad range of Administration experiences from industry sectors such as software, life sciences and medical and publishing. This was all whilst seeking her ideal role within property.
Yanina now provides an essential role in coordinating Garrington’s client and marketing activities.
When not at work, Yanina enjoys spending time with her husband and family – Standing on the side lines on freezing Sunday afternoon’s supporting her daughter playing netball.