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Meet the Team at Excel Property Services

MEET THE EXCEL PROPERTY SERVICES TEAM

A warm welcome from the team at Excel, our dedicated, multilingual, multi-skilled team of London property specialists who speak your language, and understand your values.

Whether you’re investing in property, selling, seeking relocation assistance, looking to buy or rent a flat in London or have corporate housing to let, there’s a difference you’ll quickly come to realise with the team at Excel Property Services: its people.

The Team are close knit with a great range of individual specialised skills, local London property market knowledge and experience. But the overriding difference is that we all work cohesively in the best interests of everyone we take care of, sharing the core values we know our clients appreciate. Here’s where you can get to know us all a bit better.


Kiri Kyriacou - Director

Tell us a bit about yourself

I was born and raised in North London and set up Excel in 1993. Before that I was involved in buying, selling and managing residential property in North West and Central London as far back as 1987.

What is your main role at Excel?

I guess you could say I’m ‘Chief Overseer’! I’ve been managing extensive residential portfolios for nearly 30 years and I think it’s important for our landlords to have constant reassurance that there’s a senior pair of eyes looking over their management contracts, which is what I do. I also work alongside landlords and investors to help them maximise their rental return and capital appreciation. This is all done through our high end service in property refurbishment. London’s premium neighbourhoods are prime locations for corporate tenants and embassy staff and make ideal homes for executives who have relocated from France and Japan. Houses in these areas call for the very best detail in finish and this is something we’ve come to do very well, and that I take great pride in.

What would you say your clients value most?

I would say the exceptional local London property knowledge I’ve built up over the years which allows me to help landlords and investors in making the right decisions. I’m pretty good when it comes to negotiations too!

Tas Gregoriou - Director

Tell us a bit about yourself

Born and bred in North London, I joined Excel in 1994 and was made director not long after that. I very much enjoy getting involved in networking and am a regular at property and business functions, seminars and breakfast clubs.

What do you do at Excel?

I head up our premium North West and Central London property sales department. We’ve built up excellent relationships with investors and are also one of the Capital’s most highly regarded agents in the field of corporate home search and relocation services for overseas executives and embassy staff. Networking is one of the best ways to bring our sellers and potential buyers together and has always been one of our most successful ways of selling property in London.

What would you say your clients value most?

I’d agree with Kiri on the local London property knowledge being a key benefit, which as a native North Londoner I have plenty of, plus I think my extensive experience of handling the contractual side of negotiations is really appreciated by our investors. I’ve also got quite a track record in achieving the highest possible square foot prices across the Capital’s prime locations, which is something Excel has become highly respected for amongst London estate agents.

How do you spend your time outside of work?

The Multiple Sclerosis Society and Arthritis UK are two charities that are close to my heart and I am very much involved in fundraising for them. 10-kilometre runs and football tournaments are some of the more strenuous activities I’ve taken part in and, when I’m not feeling quite so energetic, you may see me taking part in a comedy night.

Adam Ray - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Tell us a bit about yourself

I joined Excel in 2009 after gaining an engineering degree at Loughborough University. Over the first few years I got plenty of hands-on experience in property management and administration whilst building up close client relationships, a diverse network of contacts and a wide knowledge of the London property market. Like Kiri and Tas I’m North London born and raised, which has really helped with the local knowledge.

What do you do at Excel?

I work closely with embassy staff, relocation agents and blue chip organisations, sourcing corporate tenants their ideal properties, always ensuring they meet with their personal and cultural preferences. It is also important to me to secure our landlords that-all important long term rental income and therefore peace of mind throughout the tenancy.

What would you say your clients value most?

I will do whatever it takes to assist corporate tenants and embassy personnel in finding the ideal prime London flats for rent. I’ll set up Skype tours for potential tenants to view properties from overseas ahead of their relocation and I’ve even gone as far as measuring parking spaces to make sure a tenant’s car will fit comfortably. It’s all part of the service! I also place a strong focus on understanding individual requirements – something Excel is known for – and I think this is a key reason our relationships have stood the test of time.

ASAMI KUBO - PROPERTY CONSULTANT

Tell us a bit about yourself

I joined Excel in 2015 after four years working for a Japanese agency in Swiss Cottage. My homeland is Fukuoka, Japan but I’ve lived and worked in London since 2000. I actually worked in the diamond industry before moving into London property and people are often surprised when I say I can draw comparisons between the two, although all becomes clear when I explain that both call for an exceptional level of attention to detail, which is definitely one of my best skills.

What do you do at Excel?

I run our dedicated Japanese corporate lettings desk alongside our Property Manager, Manami Will. Over the years I’ve forged longstanding relationships with numerous Japanese corporate tenants and organisations that I’m proud to say have come to trust me for all their placement requirements. I take care of Japanese Embassy lettings and provide relocation assistance for executives moving to London from Japan. Home is most definitely where the heart is in Japanese culture, and I have a native understanding of everything that is important when seeking the perfect place to live outside of your own country.

What would you say your clients value most?

I think my natural knowledge of what features make the best Japanese houses and how certain cultural nuances apply when searching for the right home are appreciated. I mentioned attention to detail and I really do believe that when it is paid at every stage of a tenancy, it makes a real difference. It means tenants receive the very best service, and landlords have that all important peace of mind that their property is in the safest hands throughout.

Oli Sirven - Property Consultant

Tell us a bit about yourself

I joined Excel in 2015 after relocating from Japan where I worked as a lettings negotiator for a multilingual, Tokyo-based estate agency. Originally I’m from the South of France, but I’ve actually got quite a round-the-world tale to tell having spent seven years in various locations around the globe. After completing a sales management degree in Montpellier then joining a banking group before moving into French real estate for two years, I set off to discover what four continents could teach me about the industry, picking up a variety of language skills in the process.

What do you do at Excel?

I have a very strong grounding in lettings and sales and a proven track record as a well-regarded negotiator with four languages. My key responsibility is heading up our French corporate lettings desk where I take care of corporate rentals and source embassy apartments as well as provide relocation assistance for executives moving to the Capital from France.

What would you say your clients value most?

I believe my natural affinity for detail is much appreciated by our clients, and of course there’s my native understanding of the type of properties and features sought by French corporate tenants.

Manami Will - Property Manager

Tell us a bit about yourself

I was born and raised in Japan and came to London to study the restoration of antique porcelain in Stoke-on Trent early 1990s. After 2 years of study my love for antiques and classic architecture led me into the property industry where I joined a multi-office Japanese agency in London in 1993 as a negotiator. I spent 5 years there at various offices in North West and Central London before moving on to another Japanese agency in a senior role for a further 4 years. In more recent years I’ve worked as an inventory clerk and general office manager in a private property company, which is where I initially worked alongside Excel before joining the company in September 2016.

What do you do at Excel?

As Property Manager I deal with everything from contract exchanges between landlord and tenant, arranging inventory reports, deposit protections, certification, utilities and the day to day management of our let properties. If tenants have any maintenance issues, I am on hand to liaise with the Landlord and our team of skilled contractors to arrange a swift solution.

What would you say your clients value most?

Having over 15 years’ experience of working in various roles within the property industry means that I am prepared for any issue or problem that may arise and know how to act quickly in order to resolve it. Being fluent in both English and Japanese allows me to communicate well with all our tenants and provide an efficient and personal service. My role is to ensure that our high calibre tenants are happy in their home, which gives Landlords the peace of mind that their rental investment is in safe hands.

Mirei Nakamura - Marketing

Tell us a bit about yourself

I was born in Seoul, South Korea but moved to Tokyo with my family soon after. I graduated with a degree in Intercultural Studies from Gakushuin Women’s College then went on to work for the Tokyo branch of a South Korean mobile services company, looking after their marketing and social media. I’ve always dreamt of living in London because of the great history of the City and the close links between Japan and the UK and so I made the move here in the summer of 2016, joining the Excel team shortly after.

What do you do at Excel?

I’m responsible for the marketing of our properties on our website, through internet portals, our in-office displays, via email and in print form. I’m also our in-house photographer and so I spend a lot of my time out visiting our valued clients’ properties. In addition to my marketing role, I work closely with the Japanese Lettings Department to provide assistance to clients and tenants on a day-to-day basis.

What would you say your clients value most?

At Excel we utilise a wide range of modern and traditional marketing techniques, which means we stay ahead of our competitors in terms of exposure of our clients’ properties. Our in-house marketing set up means we are faster than other agencies to get properties on the market and in front of potential tenants and buyers. We can take on a new instruction, have the property photographed and uploaded to our website and internet portals within a matter of hours, meaning we maximise the potential level of interest in the property. My strong work ethic and attention to detail allows me to give our clients the efficient service they have come to expect from Excel.