James Epps — President
James is the residential director of Oakley Residential Estate Agents and has worked for them since 2004 presently managing the city centre residential office.
Born in Brighton & Hove his enthusiasm for property and his home town have seen him working in residential & commercial sales since 1994.
Jason Brand — Vice President
Jason Brand started in Estate Agency in 1986 as a trainee for a small independent agent in central Brighton. Having worked his way ‘from the bottom to the top’ of the industry he has now worked through two recessions gaining vast experience in residential estate agency during the hardest periods of agency in recent times.
Jason formed Brand Vaughan in January 2007 with business partner David Vaughan; their offices can be found on St Georges Road in Kemp Town.
Louise Brice — Secretary
Louise started her career in estate agency with a large corporate firm in 1992 and moved onto working for an independent agent in 1998.
Louise opened her own sales and lettings agency, Brices, in 2004 and as well as joining the Council for BHEAA is a member of NAEA and OEA.
Victoria Alderton — Immediate Past President / Treasurer
Vicky is a director of Barrie Alderton Estate Agents Ltd a family owned and run firm established in 1990. She has lived in Brighton all her life and has worked for the family firm since 2002 alongside her father Barrie a past president of the association and her mother Geraldine who is also a member.
The firm specialises in residential sales and lettings in the Hanover, Queens Park, Elm Grove and Lewes Road areas of Brighton, and have now opened a new office in London Road which specialises in Lettings but also deals with residential sales. Barrie Alderton Estate Agents are members of the NAEA, The Property Ombudsman, and were the 1st Estate/Letting agent to be approved by Brighton and Hove Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme.
Julie Frith — Council
Julie started working in the new homes industry in 1986 starting as a new homes sales negotiator working on site for a large plc developer. Since then she has worked for many leading new homes developers all over the South East, both in sales and marketing roles and predominantly in the luxury homes market.
In 1990 she studied at the College of Estate Management, Reading and received an certificate in Residential Estate Agency.
Prior to joining Mishon Mackay she worked for a large new homes developer as area Sales & Marketing manager. In 2002 she joined Mishon Mackay Land and New Homes and became a partner in 2003. This role has enabled her to bring her marketing experience and expertise to local development companies as well as providing a local service for large developers.
Julie will represent the BHEAA on the Brighton & Hove Strategic Planning Committee.
Chris Sawyer — Council
Born in Brighton Chris started in estate agency career in 1988 for a small local independent agent.
He went on to work for a large chain of estate agents where he progressed to a senior management level.
In 1996 he co-launched Tingleys estate agents. His acquisition of Tingleys (Sales dept) in 2008 led to the launch of Sawyer & Co.
With offices in Church Road, Hove and Station Road, Portslade Sawyer & Co specialise in Residential Sales, Lettings and Block Management.
Sam Kinloch — Council
Sam has over 10 years experience in land and property auctions and is on the board of directors for Clive Emson Auctioneers.
Clive Emson are one of the leading auctioneers in the country and first opened their doors in 1989. Based in Brighton and with offices reaching from Kent to Cornwall, Sam has a wealth of experience in residential, commercial and land sales.
Along with being a Council member for the BHEAA Sam is a member of NAEA and NAVA.
Dean Munro — Council
Paul Taggart — Council
Paul is Brighton ‘born and bred’ with a vast amount of local knowledge, now having had 27 years of local experience in estate agency.
He is an Associate Director of Hamptons International estate agents, a London based agency specialising in the middle and top end of the market established in Hove for the past 6 years.
Patrick Kneath — Council
Patrick Kneath has been involved in the property industry since the 1980's working within independent and corporate agents. Having had some time out to pursue a successful photojournalistic career was approached to join Beaumonts Estate Agents in May 2012 and took up the offer to become part of an industry that has always been part of his working career.
Patrick is pleased and honoured to be a BHEAA Council member and looking forward to ensuring that best practice is always observed and encouraging other agents to become members.