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MEET OUR
Team of Experts


Jess Lucas

Jess Lucas
Senior Property Manager

Jess joined First Union in 2002 and celebrated ten years with the company in 2012. Jess was just 17 when she joined us and started as the administration junior. Progressing through the ranks, Jess spent time in both sales and lettings until in 2005 she became the property manager. When not looking after client’s and customer’s properties, Jess likes to spend her free time with her family and friends, walking her dogs and dining out.

Fran Clarke

Fran Clarke
Saturday Support

Fran grew up and was educated in Switzerland. Having attended Business School, Fran completed a clerical apprenticeship there. She has always loved travelling and this led to a high flying career as a Flight Attendant for Swissair. Fran then met her husband and moved to England in 1994 and they now have two children. Fran works during the week as a Learning Support Assistant in a secondary school and has been First Union's 'Saturday Girl' since 2001. When Fran gets a few moments to herself she enjoys badminton, cycling, skiing and reading.

Kaylie Appleby

Kaylie Appleby
Lettings Manager – Wandsworth

Kaylie first started First Union as a Saturday assistant, progressing over a 3 and a half year period into the Lettings Manager at our Wandsworth Town branch. As well as working in both offices over this time period, she has also lived in the Wandsworth borough for most of her life – only recently moving to Middlesex.   Outside work hours, Kaylie enjoys socialising with friends and family; including her new puppy Albus, who takes up a lot of time and energy! She also follows a mainly plant based diet, so is very healthy – apart from the odd glass of weekend wine (or three)!

John Chase

John Chase
Director

John started in Estate Agency in 1987 in Battersea when he was introduced to a great independent agent by his brother in law. That chance meeting led to a start as a sales negotiator and, whilst John took a short while to adapt to the profession, he has never looked back since! John worked for just a handful of agents before setting up First Union and says he has always far preferred independent estate agents as he has always felt that they worked harder for their clients. John was given the opportunity to start First Union in 1997 and has loved every minute of the time he has spent developing the business. He regards himself and the team as fortunate to work in an area that has a diverse range of properties starting with those that appeal to first time buyers right up to luxury penthouses overlooking the river. John has met some great personalities over the years including some who have been able to tell him stories about Battersea when it was not quite the place it is now!! John feels extremely lucky to have built relationships with some clients which have now spanned 15 years – some of these have become good friends. He says that he loves the fact that the profession is very varied and there is never a dull moment. Outside of First Union, John has a wonderful family, Emma his wife and two beautiful daughters, Emily and Imogen. John enjoys spending as much time with them as he can. Otherwise its the usual dining out, meeting friends and personal training twice a week!

Emma Newell

Emma Newell
Group Lettings Manager

Emma joined First Union in 2002 having previously worked in retail. She regards herself as lucky to have worked in both offices and is very proud of the fact that First Union rarely loses a landlord client. She believes this is due to a personable approach together with professionalism and good realistic advice for Landlords. Emma has two delightful daughters who keep her very occupied and she tries to keep up with them by running a couple of times a week and undertaking some Pilates lessons on the side! Emma loves gardening and, whilst her garden is not a patch on Battersea Park, she has great aspirations for it and so is often found pottering around her little patch!!

Morgan Roman

Morgan Roman
Junior Property Manager

Morgan completed her apprenticeship in property management at the young age of 17 and one year on and she is now our Junior property manager at First Union. Currently studying a qualification with ARLA lettings, Morgan is very determined to learn the ins and outs of estate agency. She is looking forward to progressing her career and hopefully becoming a Senior property manager. Born and breed in Kent, she enjoys going to the theatre, enjoying many takeaway’s with friends and spending time with her beloved nan.

Micaela  Rodriguez

Micaela Rodriguez
Lettings Negotiator

Born and raised in Uruguay, Micaela moved around several cities before she settled in England 7 years ago. A keen cyclist, she loves discovering London by bike, and it was by cycling that she got to know Battersea. She feels very lucky to work in an area that she loves, and delighted to help people find a home in one of her favourite parts of the city. When she’s not working towards her degree in Geography and History, she enjoys reading, and she absolutely never misses University Challenge! (Jeremy Paxman for President)

Elizabeth Dillon

Elizabeth Dillon
Sales & Lettings Negotiator

Elizabeth settled in Wandsworth 15 years ago after living in Chelsea, Ascot and East London. Her husband complained that she spent too much time researching property websites so she decided to turn her passion into a profession. The mother-of two boys loves living in South-West London and after working in a school for the last 5 years has an intimate knowledge of the area’s schools - something she hopes will help clients make well informed choices.

Sandra Betancourt

Sandra Betancourt
Lettings Negotiator

Sandra moved from Colombia to London in February 2010 to pursue her higher studies. Since then she has been living in South West London an area that she loves and can recommend with great confidence to other people. After several years of working in the Hospitality Industry, she decided to take a new challenge into something she is more passionate about; helping others to find a pleasant and comfortable place to live. With First Union, she is a part-time Lettings Negotiator and she is very keen to learn all facets of the business and hopefully becoming a Lettings Manager in the future. Sandra loves to spend her spare time with family and friends, she enjoys traveling and singing.

Remy Kaspa

Remy Kaspa
Senior Lettings Negotiator

Remy is the newest recruit joining our Wandsworth branch. Originally from Lithuania and has been living in London for 18 years, after moving over with his family. With over 7 years’ experience in estate agency focusing on South London he has extensive knowledge in both residential lettings and sales. He has the ability and determination needed to succeed in winning business and creating opportunities for our customers. Remy usually starts his day in the gym before work and enjoys spending his weekends with family and friends. He likes to travel to new and exciting destinations – his favourite of which so far is Miami. His next trip will be taking his Mum to Cyprus for a special birthday present!