The Garrington team includes some of the most experienced property finders and buying agents in the UK, who offer clients hundreds of years of combined expertise. Within the team, Garrington have specialist knowledge of the Scottish property market and a number of experts with specialist knowledge and skills across a broad range of disciplines including investment acquisitions, equestrian, prime central Edinburgh, country estates, development projects, commercial investments, high value immigration and corporate relocation.
Davina Raselli Scotland
Davina has built a reputation as a trusted advisor, engaging the necessary experience and market intelligence to source, negotiate and secure properties for a wide range of buyers.
Having spent over 15 years in mainland Europe sourcing both residential and investment properties for a portfolio of international buyers, Davina and her family relocated back to Scotland in 2016.
Since her return, Davina has focused on assisting families from around the globe with the necessary familiarisation and support required to navigate through the Scottish property market. Her extensive market knowledge covers central and eastern regions of Scotland having lived and worked in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perthshire & Aberdeen.
Davina’s natural ability to communicate and enthusiasm to nurture relationships over the years has put her in good stead with a network of trusted connections within the property industry.
Her boundless energy to examine and scrutinise on behalf of her clients with the necessary integrity and respect, plays a large part in her continued success and value within the Garrington team.
James Freeman SCOTLAND (Edinburgh & Lothians)
James was born and bred in Yorkshire and moved to Scotland in 1998 after graduating from Newcastle University. He now considers himself to be properly domiciled after over 20 years of living North of the border.
He started his property career working for two major national estate agencies as a sales agent, specialising in the Scottish country house market.
In 2016 he joined a well established Edinburgh based relocation agency which he subsequently led a management buy-out of. This line of business, coupled with previous residential experience, has enabled him to develop an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the local property market in Edinburgh, The Lothians and The Scottish Borders – the area which he serves and so loves.
James knows the recipe for any successful move, especially when moving with a family from afar. He is widely connected in both the sales and lettings circles locally, and his grit and determination will often unearth fantastic off-market opportunities for his clients.
For the investor, he can impart valuable knowledge to ensure that the right decisions are made, blending capital growth potential and realistic rental yields.
James is a family man with his wife and four children, so when he is not sourcing properties for clients, he loves spending his time entertaining them on East Lothian’s stunning beaches or in the Lammermuir Hills where he lives.
He also has two Spaniels, Molly & Mindy, who some clients might be lucky enough to meet. Keeping the whole clan well exercised keeps him on his toes.
Marie Wood Scotland (The Highlands)
Born and bred on the Black Isle, just north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, where Marie has spent all of her life surrounded by the majestic beauty of the local area.
Having initially worked in the property industry in the holiday and leisure niche, Marie soon started to also help people find holiday accommodation in the area, which led to her developing further experience in the holiday cottage rentals sector.
With a clear flair for helping people solve their property problems, Marie then went into residential sales, dealing with transactions across the price spectrum involving a wide variety of property types.
Marie’s deep understanding of the Scottish purchase system, high levels of customer service, extensive local network and passion and drive led to great success in and around Inverness on the sales side.
Having seen first hand the challenges faced by buyers and a gap on the Scottish map for offering expert advice to buyers, joining Garrington became a natural progression in her successful property career, to work on behalf of buyers wishing to secure their dream property in the Highlands
In her spare time Marie enjoys both fly fishing and spending quality time with friends and family.
Isla Davidson Scotland (Aberdeenshire)
Isla has worked in the property industry for nearly 30 years and her motivation is based on her need to help clients find their ideal home.
Her career stemmed from working in relocation and she has many years experience in property leasing and management through family companies, where it became clear to her that buyers should be seeking professional representation to help them make well informed purchasing decisions, whether they were seeking a family home or building a buy to let portfolio.
Isla lives in Aberdeen with her family and loves walking in the surrounding Scottish landscapes.
Isla’s energetic and diligent approach to helping clients acquire best in class Scottish properties, combined with her substantial experience and network in the residential property industry, makes her a valuable part of the Garrington team.
Jonathan Hopper Chief Executive
Jonathan has an enviable track record of success spanning 20 years in the property and relocation industry. As Chief Executive of Garrington, he leads a company that has represented numerous clients in multi-million pound transactions and in turn developed a respected industry profile, through the strategic growth of a market leading brand.
Jonathan has previously been a Director on the Board of The Property Ombudsman, a Council Member of the UK’s Association of Relocation Professionals and is a former National Council Member of the NAEA.
He is frequently called upon as an authoritative voice for market insights with articles published in The Financial Times, Canary Wharf and City magazines, The Sunday Time and Bloomberg.
A past recipient of the ‘Best UK Property Finder’ award, he is continuously striving to hone his skills having completed leadership programmes at Cranfield Management School and an MBA at Ashcroft International Business School in Cambridge.
As a prominent creative thinker and entrepreneurial problem solver, Jonathan is passionate about working with clients, and enjoys exploring the driving forces that push successful businesses to their highest potential.
Nicholas Finn Managing Director
Nicholas Finn is London born and bred. With a property career spanning over a decade, he worked in prime London locations from St Johns Wood to Chiswick with one of the capital’s largest sales agents, before channelling his entrepreneurial flair into establishing his own estate agency in a sought-after part of London.
Prior to joining Garrington, Nicholas founded and ran an asset management company. It served corporate institutions and their private clients looking to sell, relocate or add to their portfolios. Nicholas leads and supports a growing team whilst using his experience and extensive contacts to generate exclusive opportunities for clients. He lives in London with his wife and young family.
John Adamson Executive Chairman
John has worked in the property sector for the last 25 years and has director level experience in residential sales, letting and management, estate management and development. Most recently he was Managing Director and majority shareholder of one of largest estate and letting agents in the Eastern region which he successfully sold to a FTSE 250 organisation.
He holds an MBA from The Open University and is a well-respected entrepreneurial leader with an eye for detail, who thrives on the creation of customer-focused companies, where success becomes a by-product of excellence.
Lynne West Operations Manager
Throughout her career Lynne has worked mainly in the areas of Office Management, Event Management and Customer Service. In this time she gained experience being a PA at board level, organising trade shows and heading up a customer service team.
After nearly 20 years working mainly in the Telecommunications industry, Lynne decided that it was time for a new challenge. In 2009 the opportunity arose to join the Garrington team in a key role as an Operations Manager. With a wealth of administrative experience coupled with extensive customer service skills, Lynne ensures that the operational side of Garrington runs smoothly and efficiently. As an important linchpin of the organisation, Lynne’s support to the management team and network of associates is invaluable.
When not at work, Lynne enjoys spending time with her family and is an active committee member of her son’s football and cricket clubs.
Nadia Carri NEW BUSINESS EXECUTIVE
Growing up in the historical town of Windsor, from a young age Nadia has always appreciated character properties and the quirkiness and history that they offer. For over 5 years, Nadia had the opportunity to live on the West Coast, USA and developed a love for a different type of build; newer, more spacious and with such innovative architecture.
With a varied background in client supporting roles including property sales, lettings and recruitment, Nadia builds on a successful career by now creating new relationships and nurturing long-standing valued clients alike.
In her personal time, Nadia enjoys being active, following on from a semi-professional gymnastics past, as well as spending time with her large extended Italian family cooking, eating and spending time together.
Yanina Jeffrey Client & Marketing Administrator
Growing up in Hertfordshire, Yanina has gained a broad range of Administration experiences from industry sectors such as software, life sciences and medical and publishing. This was all whilst seeking her ideal role within property.
Yanina now provides an essential role in coordinating Garrington’s client and marketing activities.
When not at work, Yanina enjoys spending time with her husband and family – Standing on the side lines on freezing Sunday afternoon’s supporting her daughter playing netball.
Anya Loomes Client Services
Growing up in Rutland, the smallest county in the UK, Anya has always been captivated by the rural beauty of its quaint villages and small market towns.
This interest drove her to pursue a career in property, securing a role in residential sales for one of the area’s leading real estate firms. With a desire to progress within the industry and a drive to diversify her skill set, Anya then sought for a new challenge and lifestyle change in London, joining Garrington Asset Management as Property Manager.
Anya now provides an essential role within Garrington’s Head Office team supporting client services.
When not at work, Anya enjoys competing in local running events and bringing friends and family together over a nice home cooked meal.