Property management and lettings- that's what we do and all that we concentrate on and we're passionate about it. Most of our team are long-serving and all are experienced, offering knowledgeable, professional and always friendly advice.
Steve Harris - Managing Director
With one simple objective, “to give a better service than anyone else” Abode was born in 2001. Under Steve’s leadership, Abode has grown enormously since those early days.
When Steve is not focusing on giving the best customer service, you can find him cycling in Leigh Woods or having a coffee on Whiteladies Road.
Mike Dixon - Lettings Manager
Mike moved to Bristol to study Real Estate Valuation and Management. He joined Abode in 2006 and is perfectly placed with many years of experience. He has a real interest in property and giving the best service.
When Mike is not finding the right tenant for the right property, he will be playing golf at his local club or cooking some magnificent food.
Deborah Mitchell - New Business Manager
With over nineteen years experience in the residential lettings industry, Deborah’s role within Abode is to build up new business. Whether you are a landlord with a single investment property or a developer with large residential developments within the City, Debs can guide you on current market trends, property and tenant demands and all other residential letting requirements.
When Debs isn’t advising potential clients in the world of lettings, she can be found running around the lanes and streets of North Somerset and Bristol, walking her three sausage dogs or running around after her family, all whilst dreaming about lying on a beach in Thailand.
Ben Curme - General Manager
Ben has been with Abode since the very first day it opened. He is the font of all knowledge and has nearly fifteen years of experience in property management and lettings.
When Ben is not managing Team Abode, you will find him camping with his three young daughters, Elsie, Nancy and Tilly. Ben is your typical family man and can sing along to the entire soundtrack of 'Frozen'.
Kerry Sweeney - Finance Manager
Kerry has been looking after the financial side of Abode for over ten years. She has extensive knowledge in accounting procedures and finance from having worked in the industry for the past eighteen years.
When Kerry is not managing the accounts, she will be socialising with her friends or doing activities with her young son, Georgie.
Ellie McMahon - Senior Lettings Negotiator & Marketing
Ellie has been in the lettings field for the past nine years. She was introduced to the property industry at another Clifton based company by her mother who is also a lettings specialist. She also handles the various marketing roles for Abode.
When Ellie is not building upon our strong relationships with clients, you can find her sitting in the sunshine with a glass of wine (or sat inside with a glass of wine when raining).
Pete Firth - Property Manager
Property maintenance and DIY have always been a passion for Pete. After he left school, he joined and then ran a hardware shop in Redland. He later worked as an Architects Assistant, managing and handling the maintenance for his large portfolio of properties.
When Pete is not helping his tenants, you can find him practising his own DIY at his home in Redland or enjoying the local Bristol ales.
Graham Hunt - Property Manager
Graham has also been working as a Property Manager for Abode for the past ten years. Graham studied Surveying at the University of Portsmouth before embarking on his career in property maintenance.
When Graham is not organising Abode’s contractors, he loves to go fishing. Graham also helped organise the flowers for Kerry Katona’s wedding!
Tori Hilton - Property Manager
Tori has been working in the property industry for the last three years near her home town in Wiltshire. Lively and energetic Tori is always keen to help solve a problem - even if it means sticking her hand down a drain!
When Tori is not getting her hands dirty, you'll be likely to find her outside enjoying the scenery or sipping on gin and juice.
Scott Neilson - Property Manager
At the very beginning Scott started his property management career in student lettings, mainly getting stuck into managing blocks of flats. With the intention to further his experience in the residential sector, Scott joined Abode to concentrate on managing private homes instead.
When Scott is not running up and down flights of stairs, you can find him looking after his daughter, playing in bands and heading off to the gym!
Maria Newport - Student Administrator
Maria has harnessed her twenty-two years of experience in customer service and administration to help students move into their properties smoothly and efficiently. She is our go-to person for advice on student tenancies.
When Maria is not drawing up student tenancy agreements, you can find her walking her dog and doing mad things for charity - Maria once did a tandem parachute 13,000 ft high and raised £600!
Amy Barden - Lettings Administrator
Amy’s attention to detail is like no other! Her excellent organisational and time management skills are perfect for ensuring that all documents are prepared and tenants are ready for their move-in day.
When Amy is not chasing references or creating tenancy agreements, you can find her dancing to motown and supporting various animal charities.
Abi Holyoak - Property Coordinator
Abi is the newest member of team Abode. Having spent the last six years in the cosmetics industry, Abi loves talking to people and finding them that perfect match. She has transferred those skills into property and will help you find your ideal abode! Abi shares this role part-time with Becca.
When Abi isn’t managing the diaries and arranging viewings, she is chasing after her son “little babes” Archie while sipping wine along the way!
Becca Oliver - Property Coordinator
After having worked in retail for the past few years, Becca decided to transfer her skills in sales and customer service to the lettings field. Becca shares the role of Property Coordinator with Abi part-time.
When Becca is not organising your viewings, you can find her spending time with her two gorgeous dogs, Penny and Patch or spoiling her little son, Caleb.