Perry Bousfield FRICS
Perry offers a discreet and comprehensive service, advising on all aspects of residential property in prime London for private clients originally based in South East Asia, now thanks to his network of long-term relationships and contacts, built up over the past 25 years, spread Worldwide. He is a Chartered Surveyor with a long-standing career in the industry. Prior to establishing Prime Portfolio, Perry was an Equity Partner in Hampton & Sons, and was a Main Board Director following an institutional sale.
Perry and John founded Prime Portfolio at a time when Buying Agents were a relatively new concept and they quickly showed themselves to be pioneers, and remain market leaders.
Qualifications and Membership of Organisations: Perry trained as a Chartered Surveyor and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Additional Information: Perry is active in the City, being on the Court of the Worshipful Company of Coopers, one of the older City Livery Companies.
John Vaughan FNAEA MARLA
John has a strong network of contacts through referrals and existing clients. John is able to provide a unique and all-encompassing service to his growing list of global private clients based in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe. He specialises in advising on the expansion of residential investment portfolios, developments and the buying and selling of private homes.
John set up the company with Perry in 2004, following 15 years at Hamptons as a Director for London, and since then Prime Portfolio has firmly established itself as an industry leader.
Qualifications and Membership of Organisations: John first trained at commercial agents Hillier Parker May and Rowden, was a Salaried Partner and then London Regional Director of ‘Hamptons’ before setting up his own business; He is a qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). John has served as both President and Treasurer of the Central London branch of the NAEA.
Additional information: John is a native English speaker who is fluent in Italian. As an active Old Epsomian, John is also the founding President of the Epsom College Property and Financial Services Society.
Chiara works with Maggie, Ana and Clare to provide a smooth property management service for clients. She has worked with Prime Portfolio in the past and has experience in banking, accounts and business management.
Qualifications and Membership of organisations: Chiara is in the process of gaining her Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) qualification.
Additional information: Chiara is a native Italian speaker with fluent English
Lorraine joined Prime Portfolio in January 2018 and is a highly experienced property and people manager.
She has been in the lettings and property management sector for over twenty years, taking care of clients and tenants in prime Central London locations. Lorraine spent much of her career as an Associate Director for Chestertons dealing with the Mayfair and Knightsbridge portfolios in addition to managing a team. She then went on to manage the Super Prime Portfolio at Knight Frank taking care of properties with rental values of between £5,000 and £20,000 per week.
She is a qualified member of ARLA, ensuring statutory compliance and implementing changes in landlord and tenant legislation. She offers a hands on and friendly management service.
Lorraine will be working closely with Chiara and their combined experience will ensure that our processes are completely up to date, efficient and comprehensive.
Additional information: Lorraine is a native English speaker.
Tenancy Agreements & Renewals Negotiator
Clare has worked in property management and letting since 1998, she is responsible for drafting all Prime Portfolio Tenancy Agreements to ensure both parties’ best interests are met and the tenancy proceeds in a timely manner, including freeholder’s permissions granted where necessary.
She looks after on-going negotiating of tenancy renewals between landlords and tenants to aid smooth running of the tenancy and advise property managers of any issues to resolve.
Qualifications and Membership of organisations: Clare obtained the NAEA Certificate in Residential Lettings and Management in 2001. She studied French and German to degree level, as well as spending a year as an English language assistant in Austria.
Additional information: Clare is a native English speaker who is fluent in French and German.
Business Development and Marketing Manager
Amy joined Prime Portfolio in 2013 and re-joined the company again in 2017. Her responsibilities include new business development, marketing and organising corporate entertainment.
Amy studied Economics and Business at the University of the West of England in Bristol. She has 10 years experience in Property, is ARLA qualified and has been a member since 2011.
Additional information: Amy is a native English speaker and used to be an English Teacher in Asia. She also is a member of the Epsom College Property and Financial Services Committee and helps to organise the networking events.
Client Account Manager
Mustapha has been with Prime Portfolio since 2006 and looks after all client accounting for residential property and block management and letting, including business cashflow forecasting, business acquisition, client accounts audit and project management audit.
Qualifications and Membership of organisations: Mustapha has a degree in Electrical Engineering and is currently close to completing his Accountancy training.
Additional information: Mustapha is fluent in French, Arabic and English and also speaks some German.
Overview: Chris worked with Directors John and Perry at Hamptons and now provides clients with a personalised service which is tailored to the needs of non-resident and expatriate investors in UK residential property. He offers landlords tax advice and administration throughout the process of acquiring and letting residential property.
Qualifications and Membership of organisations: Chris is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and has a degree in Politics Philosophy & Economics from University College, Oxford.