Hannah Read | Partner
Hannah is one of the founding Partners of Tavistock Bow and a residential specialist with over 15 years experience in the niche markets of Covent Garden, Soho & Midtown.
Having worked in and around Covent Garden her entire professional life, Hannah is on better terms with many of the streets & buildings than the back of her own hand and loves nothing more than discovering the West End’s latest new foodie destination or boutique.
Hannah is highly experienced in advising both institutional & private clients on maximising the returns of residential investments & developments and this enables her to add value through unequalled market knowledge. She consults on all aspects of development from space planning in the initial concept stages through to finishes, furnishing & marketing strategy.
Anne-Marie Murphy | Partner
Anne-Marie is another of Tavistock Bow’s founding Partners and has been specialising in the central London residential market for over 14 years, in particular Covent Garden, Soho, Fitzrovia & Midtown.
Having gained valuable experience in the Fulham & Chelsea property market, a move to the West End in 2003 opened her eyes to a diverse & exciting residential district which she has since become an integral part of. Her boundless energy and endless enthusiasm for all things West End is backed up by exceptional experience and track record.
An expert in both Sales & Lettings, Anne-Marie advises private & institutional clients, adding value by maximising returns on residential portfolios through comprehensive investment & development advice.
Jamie Read | Partner
Jamie brings nearly two decades residential experience to the team following an extensive agency career spanning prime residential areas including Mayfair, Marylebone, Covent Garden, Soho, Fitzrovia & Bloomsbury. Over the years he has advised a range of private, corporate, institutional and developer clients on both the sale and acquisition of property assets.
As our brand custodian, Jamie oversees Tavistock Bow’s media activities and was instrumental in establishing our unique identity and approach to marketing. His passion and creativity, along with his extensive property experience is helping our brand become one of the most recognisable in the Central London market.
Craig Simpson | Partner
Craig has 15 years of property experience in the London market, much of it as a specialist in Soho & Covent Garden. He’s sold almost £50 million worth of apartments in Centre Point Residences alone.
As a Central Saint Martins graduate and former interior designer, one of the pinnacles of Craig’s creative career was working alongside illustrious architect Oscar Niemeyer on the Serpentine Pavilion.
Craig’s favourite local neighbourhood is Seven Dials because of its relaxed atmosphere. You can often find him here catching up with clients at Monmouth Coffee – an establishment he claims pours the best espresso in the West End.
Will Porritt | Head of Lettings
Will has ten years’ experience in the property world & firmly believes the West End’s residential offerings have an unrivalled quality. He specialises in providing first-rate valuation advice for block developments and individual units.
Will is a huge fan of the fact the West End has many of London’s most exciting shows, restaurants & bars on its doorstep, as well as excellent transport links with the rest of the city.
When he’s not working, you can find Will catching comedy performances at local theatres, watching England win at football in the Montague Pyke pub or sampling the best steak in London at Zelman Meats.
Andréa Wasem | Administrator
Andrea joined the team early in 2018 having taken the plunge to move from Provence in her native France to London, bringing with her an infectious smile and joie de vivre that knows no bounds!
“Since I’m very active and energetic, I figured London would be the perfect city to make home, and a career in property would especially suit someone like me who doesn’t like routine! Working in the West End is fantastic as I love to walk around, meeting new people every day and discovering as much as this wonderful city has to offer to a relative newbie like me!”
Andrea is somewhat of a perfectionist (a welcome trait in our business) and dedicated to making both our client’s and customer’s experience with Tavistock Bow the best it can be. Outside of work, Andrea has a love of sports and could apparently dance before she could walk (yes, she’s got moves…). She has a keen interest in travel, no doubt influenced by her early years growing up in the beautiful Pacific French territory of New Caledonia followed by two years living in New Zealand.
Leanne Saddington | Senior Negotiator
Arriving at TB_HQ in early 2019, Leanne brings a wealth of West End experience to the team having honed her property chops on the vibrant streets of Soho with another independent agency.
In her own words “Working in the West End is a dream come true, being right in the centre of London life and spending all my time in the hustle and bustle of the many vibrant areas we’re lucky enough to cover. I enjoy the entire process of finding fantastic new homes for the amazing people I’m lucky to meet every day!”
Prior to working in property, Leanne spent 8 years working with children in schools, in particular those with special needs, as well as being a qualified swimming teacher coaching people of all ages, including those competing in triathlons. “I enjoyed my time in the water so much that I became a competitive swimmer, trained to become a lifeguard and started my own swimming company!”
Never one to sit still, during her time teaching Leanne always made the most of the school holidays and has been lucky enough to explore Asia extensively including India, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Singapore as well as Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and also the United States.
Bella Chater | Lettings Negotiator
Bella joined our team in 2021 and is the perfect fit for the West End, with a background in performing arts and a varied repertoire including playing Jemima in a production of Cats, a number of vocal performances including at the Royal Albert Hall as well as being an accomplished dancer proficient in Street/Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballroom and more recently Salsa & Bachata.
Bella is also TB’s resident Yogi, specialising in Acro-Yoga, and you guessed it, her favourite pose is Dancer! Her ability to keep a calm head (and keep us all in shape!) with a positive attitude and endless energy makes her a huge asset to the team.
Virgina Ewart-James | Social Media & Content
Virginia (or Vej as she’s affectionately known) is well versed in West End life, having spent almost a decade gaining invaluable inside knowledge whilst showing flats across Covent Garden & Soho in her former life as a letting agent.
After nine years in Asia, she’s glad to be back in the West End, keeping her finger on the pulse and sharing all the various goings on across our neighbourhoods (despite missing Thai food, tropical beaches and the luxury of never needing a jumper…)
Charlotte Boyd | Interior Styling Consultant
Charlotte is a freelance Interior Stylist and Writer with over 15 years experience working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines and brands. She’s styled everything from large room sets for decorating stories, outdoor dining features, ads and catalogues to real homes, as well as a number of successful styling projects for our clients here at TB_HQ.
A graduate of Winchester School of Art, Charlotte has a wealth of experience and an eye for creating exceptional interiors as well as the perfect detail shot. She regularly organises shoots in all corners of the UK and occasionally further afield having produced & styled shoots in mainland Europe and South Africa.
Kareen Lawrence | Head of Property Management
Kareen is ARLA qualified and has worked within the lettings industry for the majority of her career. She oversees Tavistock Bow’s property management operation and has dealt with all manner of situations over the years, gaining crucial experience that enables her to deal with any management issues quickly and efficiently.
Operating strict processes and systems that are tried and tested ensures the smooth and efficient running of the department, minimising the risk of any small issue escalating, giving peace of mind to both our clients and tenants.
When not smoothing out issues for clients and tenants, Kareen loves to travel when possible, as well as spending precious time with her family, not to mention enjoying an active social life!
Stacy Greenwood | Property Manager
Stacy manages client relationships within our managed residential portfolio, boasting over a decade’s experience in the residential management sector.
Previously Head of Client Relationships with a large independent agency with a portfolio of 1500 managed properties, subsequently responsible for a team of property managers running a portfolio in excess of 2000 units, her track record guarantees landlords & tenants are in safe hands.
Richard Clare FRICS | Chairman
Richard Clare is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and former Group Chairman of global built asset consultancy EC Harris, a firm of which he has been an equity partner since 1980.
Richard is a leading authority in the delivery and ongoing management of capital assets and speaks widely within the industry, consulting at local, UK and International Government levels on relevant issues. He holds many advisory roles such as to the British Property Federation, the Property Advisory Committee of Imperial College London, the Property Advisory Panel of University College London Hospital and he was a member of the British Government’s 2012 Olympics Strategic Task Group.
He was until recently Chairman and remains a Governor of The Anglo-American Real Property Institute.
In January 2009 Richard concluded an 8-year term as a Non-Executive Director of Grosvenor Limited, during which time the company evolved into a major urban regenerator with landmark projects across the UK.
In 2011, Richard instigated the merger of EC Harris with ARCADIS nv, a business now valued at £1.75 billion, triggering the ARCADIS share price to double in the 2 years following the merger.
With his vast experience in the property sector and exceptional track record in business, Richard’s stewardship of Tavistock Bow will ensure the firm goes from strength to strength with the benefit of his guidance & counsel.