Maskells Estate Agents

Meet the team

Jamie Hope, Managing Director

Jamie Hope

Managing Director

Having worked on the sale and acquisition of prime property over the last 10 years, Jamie has become renowned for providing clear cut and transparent advice to clients, achieving excellent results, often where other agents have tried before. After graduating from Cirencester with an RICS accredited degree in Property, Jamie started his career with a brief stint in the Cotswolds before moving to London in 2010. Having learnt his craft through challenging an unprecedented market conditions over the last decade, Jamie always puts the best interests of a client first, devising bespoke strategies to best meet a clients’ objectives and through his proactivity and no-nonsense approach, has been an integral part of turning Maskells into a forward thinking and award winning firm. Testament to his approach is the fact that most of his new business comes from recommendation whether that be from previous clients or indeed from other agents.

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Charles Curran, Principal & Market Data Analyst

Charles Curran

Principal & Market Data Analyst

Prior to setting up Conster Capital Ventures, the parent company of Maskells Estate Agents, Charles held senior positions at Bear Stearns, Bank of Scotland and Societe Generale where he specialized in Mortgage Backed Securities (Residential and Commercial), Asset Backed Securities and Structured Credit. Charles assists the teams with market data analysis, asset valuations and deals with the company’s financial institution clients. Charles also looks after White Circle Collection (, the multi-family office sister company to Maskells. Charles is bilingual French.

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Peter Hermon-Taylor, Managing Director, Lettings

Peter Hermon-Taylor

Managing Director, Lettings

Peter is a founder member of the Maskells Lettings Team and was responsible for establishing the business. Prior to Joining Maskells, Peter managed lettings departments in South West London for John D Wood. Peter has over 14 years’ experience including roles at Fitzgibbons and Jackson Stops. Peter is an ARLA licensed agent

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 Raffaella Boulter, Senior Associate

Raffaella Boulter

Senior Associate

Raffaella graduated from Exeter University with a 2:1 in Business Management and Japanese and prior to joining Maskells she worked in Financial PR in the City. Raffaella works with Jamie looking after our Clients, particularly those from Overseas as she has lived in UAE, Tokyo and Hong Kong and is at home there as she is in the UK. Raffaella speaks Japanese.

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Vashti Sperring, Operations Manager

Vashti Sperring

Operations Manager

Vashti has worked in the Central London property industry for the last 12 years, during which time she was, amongst other roles, co-head of operations for John D Wood, overseeing 20 branches. Her knowledge of Lettings’ law and regulations, as well as being an ARLA licensed agent, ensures that Maskells are able to properly advise our clients on all aspects of lettings. Her attention to detail will guarantee the very best service levels are maintained throughout the lettings lifecycle. Vashti speaks Mandarin & Cantonese.

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Clem Byron Evans, Director, Lettings

Clem Byron Evans

Director, Lettings

Having worked in the London lettings market for the last 12 years, including 6 of those dealing with High Net Worth clients for a leading corporate agency, Clem has acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge vital to a growing business. As an ARLA licensed agent, Clem is a great believer in accountability, openness and total transparency for both Landlord and Tenant in what will always be a competitive market.

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Alison Mitchell, Consultant

Alison Mitchell


With over 20 years Agency experience both in the UK and the USA, Alison brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her to Maskells. She is an exam certified Realtor in California, Virginia and New York and uses her overseas contacts to introduce international clients to the Firm. Through her contacts, Alison specialises in finding off-market properties for our Clients with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.

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Poppy Thompson, Senior Associate, Lettings

Poppy Thompson

Senior Associate, Lettings

Poppy has spent 5 and a half years in the Lettings industry, working for highly pressurised and sales focused corporate companies. Whilst she was highly successful within this environment as she is an incredibly driven and personable individual (coming out as the top sales person in each of her teams), like many people within that sector of the industry she found a lack of fulfilment as she was denied the support and responsibility that would allow her to grow and make the best of her skills and knowledge. Poppy joined Maskells (as part of our commitment to grow our business) in November 2018 as a Senior Associate and is determined to mature her experience and build a strong reputation within the Prime Central London lettings industry.

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 Alex Coutts, Associate, Lettings

Alex Coutts

Associate, Lettings

Alex Joined Maskells in September having spent over 12 years in Agency latterly in charge of rentals to foreign students in London. He works closely with Clem to ensure our applicants receive the service they have come to expect from Maskells. Alex also has a wealth of experience in property management from his last role and assists Vashti in managing our landlord's properties. Alex is an ARLA licensed agent.

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 Philip Hillier, International Sales

Philip Hillier

International Sales

Following his Degree in Marketing and Management at UMIST, Philip worked for Estee Lauder in New York and for his family business in the Bahamas before returning to London in 2006 to take up a new challenge in the property market. His years working with High Net Worth clients and his long list of contacts provided him with an excellent foundation for a career in property. He has become known for his honest opinions and advice whether it be acquiring a two bedroom investment or transacting some of London’s largest family homes. Philip is a member of the National Association Estate Agents (NAEA).

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