For 35 years Anita has been the driving force behind Benham and Reeves’ success as it has grown from a single branch in Hampstead, to one of central London’s oldest, independently owned sales, letting and property management companies. Anita's vision has driven the expansion of the business to offer a complete range of property investment related services from under one roof, from purchase to handover, furnishings and/or refurbishment to lettings and property management.
Anita has also spearheaded the company’s overseas expansion – it now has international offices in China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia and Singapore. She travels regularly, visiting the company's offices, meeting clients and discussing property investment strategy, as well as holding property investment seminars, often alongside notable banks, property developers and other international partners.
A board director since 2001, Marc oversees the company’s rentals operation as well as securing new business. Instrumental in the company’s expansion, he works closely with Managing Director Anita Mehra to develop its core services and regularly presents at property seminars for investors.
With an early career in investment banking, Marc built his own growing property portfolio and continues to travel extensively, meeting clients to discuss current market conditions, where to buy, how to find value and how to succeed in property investment in London. A regular media contributor in the UK, Marc believes only in giving advice that he would take himself, and prides himself in the long-term relationships he has developed with investors across the globe.
A qualified lawyer (she studied Law with French Law) at UCL, Simran began her career working for a city firm specialising in commercial real estate, before joining Benham and Reeves in 2006. During this time, Simran has put systems in place to streamline administration, enabling the company to compete effectively with much larger organisations. As a result, the company’s property management department has grown substantially – in 2006 it managed 885 rental homes whereas today the department manages nearly 2000 properties for clients, including a growing number of overseas clients.
Today, Simran and her team handle all aspects of property management, ranging from organising repairs to advising on legal issues and keeping clients updated about new legislation.
Vidhur studied Management Sciences at Manchester University, focusing on accountancy, before going on to qualify as a chartered accountant. He began his career working in investment banking but after several years decided to join Benham and Reeves in 2003. Since then he has expanded the finance department, introducing a broader range of services to encompass all financial aspects of property investment, from collecting rent through to completing tax returns (or ATED returns for overseas companies).
He has also put in place operational procedures and controls which have enabled the company not only to provide a first-rate service to clients, but also to provide the backbone to its successful and continuing growth.
“Jenni was wonderful to work with and kept the deal alive. It was an unusual and difficult transaction in that it took almost two weeks to finalise, but I attribute this to the owner who seemed to vacillate and not rapidly respond. Jenni did a great job working with the owner's assistant to push for action at the key juncture.”
“May I thank you for the excellent service you have given to us over the last few weeks in the letting of our apartment. I know things are very tough out there at present and the fact that we are several thousands of miles away has not helped. But you have persevered and now you have done the job. Thanks!”
“I have nothing but praise to say about Benham and Reeves Lettings, it has been genuinely a pleasure to deal with you. I have lived in a number of rented properties in the past and I have never had such a professional service like I have had from your team, particularly Ivan at your Highgate branch.”
“I write to express my gratitude for getting a new tenant so promptly and for choosing someone who seems to be a very good person. I am impressed by your professional and supportive way of working, keeping everyone happy. Thank you for the excellent job you have done in letting my property at Beaufort Park.”
“The reply service from the UK office is prompt. I will say that the service meets expectations so far. For our properties listed, it has been quite smooth for rental and I believe Benham & Reeves Lettings wide networks has helped in the business efficiency. It is a trusted brand :)”