Council Members 2015

David Thorne

Maria VrahnakiSenior Property Manager

Maria started working for Mishon Mackay in 2010 as a sales administrator. She moved on to Lettings in 2013 and is currently a Senior Property Manager for the Lettings Maintenance Department.

Maria has completed her level 2 ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) Technical Award Exams.

She joined BHEAA in 2016 and holds the position of BHEAA seminar secretary. Helping the association to provide free training for members and non-members to ensure the commitment of raising standards is upheld in the industry.

Julie FrithPast President (2015)

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.

In 2015 Julie became president of the BHEAA.

Chris SawyerPast President (2016)

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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, Station Road, Portslade & St Georges Road, Kemp Town, Sawyer & Co specialise in Residential Sales, Lettings and Block Management.

Sam KinlochHon. Treasurer 2015

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.

Paul TaggartPresident 2017

BHEAA President 2017
Paul is Brighton ‘born and bred’ with a vast amount of local knowledge, now having had 30 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.

Andy HoveyCouncil

I originally started out in the Brighton & Hove property industry in 1997, and have worked in all areas of Residential Sales and Lettings.

My first role was with a local independent agent, where I worked as an office junior before working up to the position of negotiator. I then co-founded my own agency, which continues to achieve great results in Brighton and Hove.

I moved away from my business to a management position at Lynda Paine Lettings, which was later acquired by Leaders. At that point I was appointed as the Head of Property Management for Brighton & Hove. Following my time working with the Property Management Department I went onto become the Western Road Branch Manager overseeing the busy Sales & Lettings Teams. Having very much enjoyed my time at Western Road I have now moved into my current role as Area Sales Manager for Sussex.

Robert DesbruslaisCouncil

Robert qualified as a Building Surveyor and member of the RICS
in 1986 and has over 25 years’ experience in the industry.

He is the founder and director of Ask A Surveyor and Desbruslais Chartered Surveyors.

Adam FarrellCouncil

“Adam grew up in Hove and has enjoyed a career in property sales and lettings since the late 1990's. He has well rounded experience in both independent and corporate estate agency, working his way up from Negotiator to Branch Manager and now a Company Director.

Adam passed the highest level exams, and holds a Fellow grade of membership, at the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). He has also achieved a Diploma in Surveying Practice at the College of Estate Management and has become a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) after passing their Technical Award exams.

Adam joined the Portslade office at the beginning of 2006 when the company was known as Tingleys Estate Agents. In 2014 he helped launch the Brighton Office and with his hands on approach to management, continues to build on this office's success.

Adam is married with three children and now lives in Steyning. He is addicted to Hang Gliding!”

Tina TemplemanCouncil

Tina Templeman, DipREA NFOPP
BHEAA Vice President 2017
Tina has been working in Brighton & Hove’s property market for over 19 years, with experience in Land, New Homes & Residential Sales.
A keen fundraiser for a variety of charities and spearheading Mishon Mackay’s 25th anniversary by helping to raise over £35,000.
Currently a Branch Director for Mishon Mackay running their Rottingdean Branch

Joining the BHAEA council in 2015. Tina is the BHEAA council secretary alongside David Beakin helping with its many fundraising events alongside this she is the 2015 vice president and will assist Paul Taggart, President, in the implication of new initiatives and hopefully help to make a difference in Brighton & Hove’s property market.

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