Key People

Contact John:

John Vaughan FNAEA MARLA
Founder Director

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 Sissia
Property Manager

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

Contact Chiara:

Clare Knight
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.

Contact Clare:

Mustapha Haoui
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.

Contact Mustapha:

Contact Chris:

Chris Mercer
Tax Consultant

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.