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 Regional Partner (PERTHSHIRE)
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.
Peter Strang Steel Regional Partner (EDINBURGH & LOTHIANS)
Peter is passionate about providing a highly professional, personable and proactive approach to sourcing and acquiring the best properties for his clients. With over 20 years experience in prime residential property he has developed an extraordinary depth of knowledge in both urban and rural properties along with building an enviable network of contacts within the property industry.
Peter started his property career in London before returning home to Scotland in 2007 where he has established himself as a well known and respected figure in the Scottish property market. He has been involved in a number of high value property transactions throughout Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders initially working at a senior level for a large national estate agency before setting up his own property consultancy and acquisition company in recent years, prior to joining Garrington.
Peter lives with his family in the stunning East Lothian countryside and outside of work spends much of his time chauffeuring his children to various sporting activities as well as looking after his small flock of sheep, a donkey and two highly excitable cockapoos.
Marie Wood Regional Partner (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 Regional Partner (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.
Hannah MacDonald New Business Administrator
Growing up in the Devonshire countryside, her parents love of property and renovation has been passed down. Hannah has relocated many times throughout the UK and has worked in leading real estate firms in different parts of the country, helping her to understand the intricacies of relocating.
After finishing her education and on completing University, she spent her early twenties riding horses and pursuing a professional career in grooming. She revisited her passion for property more recently; and has since sought a new challenge by joining Garrington to support the Head Office team, helping potential new clients who are considering engaging a property finder.
In her free time, Hannah enjoys her passion for the countryside, exploring with her two dogs and taking regular trips back to Devon to visit her family.
Jane Ramsay Client Services Administrator
Growing up in the Cheshire countryside on the edge of the Peak District, Jane has always had an appreciation for restored, character properties in idyllic surroundings.
Jane began her career in publishing. Having worked on county magazines for 14 years, Jane developed a hard-earned reputation for providing a dedicated and professional support to clients. She diligently built relationships with discerning customers and brings a wealth of Administration experience to her role at Garrington. Joining the Head Office team, Jane provides a solid and trusted support as part of Client Services.
After several of her own moves across Cheshire, she understands the importance of a smooth buying journey. Outside of work, Jane volunteers at a local animal rescue charity. A keen runner, she also enjoys creating nutritious meals for her family.
Hannie Theobald Client Services
Having been bought up in the idyllic Norfolk countryside, surrounded by family being involved with property developments and interior designs, Hannie quickly discovered her passion for property. Upon finishing her education at Norwich High School for Girls, Hannie went on to study Real Estate at The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, where she successfully graduated with a RICS accredited, First Class Honours degree.
During this time, it became clear that Hannie’s natural flair with property and people would lead her to an exciting role in Norfolk with a market leading estate agent, dealing with prime property.
With her passion for sales blossoming and a desire to work in fast paced dynamic markets, Hannie then moved to London, where she thrived working in Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove, prior to then joining Garrington.
She now supports the Head Office team in a pivotal role helping potential new clients considering engaging a property finder and also supports a wide range of corporate alliance partnerships.
In her free time, Hannie enjoys exploring the North Norfolk coastline on long walks, with her adorable dogs.