Meet the Team

When it all started in 1992 it was very simple. There was Teresa for sales or Simon for lettings. That was it, no more, just the two 30 somethings striking out on a new venture to bring their ideas of how Estate Agency should be done to an unsuspecting public......Nowadays there’s one or two others for you to meet.


Teresa Brewer

Founding Partner. Teresa started her career in commercial property agency and moved to residential agency in Brook Green in 1988. Teresa set up the sales side of the business when the company opened in 1992. Her boundless energy is focused on keeping Finlay Brewer as the "go to" agent in the area. Outside work Teresa has a passion for exercise and spends most weekends on the South Coast.

Simon Gresswell

Founding Partner. Simon's background in architecture and building led him naturally to set up and run the lettings and management side of the business. Simon's time is now devoted to overseeing the Lettings and Management team, developing Finlay Brewer's community links and looking for new opportunities for the Finlay Brewer brand. His weekends are with his family and he is learning the art/science of beekeeping.

Paul Cosgrove

Partner. Paul moved to London from Dublin in 1985 and initially worked in the city as an insurance broker from where he moved to Petplan where he was the first Director of Equine. Paul has been described as the "heart of Finlay Brewer", his passion for property is legendary and his results are unequalled. Paul has a busy and eclectic social life.



Brook Green Office Sales Team

Mike Perkins

Sales Manager. Mike has over 40 years of experience in estate agency and joined Finlay Brewer in 2009 to look after our flat sales. Outside work Mike is a qualified skipper, he also enjoys travel, music (especially Elvis), Chelsea FC and is a Foster Carer for Hammersmith & Fulham.

Penny Ewing

Sales Broker. Penny was pursuing a career in award winning TV production when, while producing a property programme, she realised she HAD TO work in estate agency.  Local girl Penny, who is partial to exercise and “happy food”, says:  “After living in the area for over 20 years there’s not much I don’t know about what it has to offer".

Sophie Blanchard

Head of Administration and Compliance. Calm and wonderfully organised, Sophie is the perfect foil for our outgoing and busy sales team, she keeps them all under control. We lured Soph from a comfortable life in telecommunications. A west country girl Sophie has a spectacular collection of shoes, these alone are worth the trip to our office!

Finlay Brewer Lettings Team

Jon Bird

Head of the Lettings Team. Chef, drinkologist, husband, dad, shed builder, wordsmith, publican and quiz master Jon took his time discovering estate agency. Good things come to those who wait. Jon is an experienced long distance runner and will casually run the 8 miles to and from work rather than take a car. He is working to become the best estate agent in the world, probably.

Jack Spriggs

Lettings Broker. Experienced beyond his years Jack spent 6 years working on political campaigns before joining Finlay Brewer. When he's not at work, you'll find him on a sports field or behind the microphone at one of West London's many karaoke nights. As a former barista, he'll recommend plenty of local coffee spots!

Thomas Gédon

Lettings Broker. Monaco born Thomas is in London to gain international experience in Real Estate. Trained in Marketing and Consumer Behaviour Tom has worked in France, United States and Italy and plans to run his own estate agency in Monaco one day. Tom relaxes at top speed in particular on skiis or on his racing motorbike.

Monica Salamanca

Lettings Team Coordinator. Colombian born Monica, an MBA graduate, moved to London 5 years ago. With 7 years’ experience in quality control and process improvement Monica is an efficient and effective colleague. Out of the office Monica’s time is spent with family, books and at the gym.  

Askew Road Office Sales Team

Debbie McFadyen

Sales Broker. Possibly one of the most stylish people we have, it's worth coming in to get some fashion and beauty tips from the great Debs. Very passionate Six Nations Rugby fan (WALES) she enjoys 60's music, jiving and evenings with her family and dogs.

James Cleary

Sales Broker. Utilising his Irish charm, Dublin born James is a fantastic asset to the Askew Road sales team. He brings his 2 years experience as a property finder and many years running his health food cafe. In his own word he is useless at most sports but does try his hand at golf and tennis, being typically Irish though, he likes Guinness and a good chat.

Property Management

Andrew Halim

Property Manager. Andrew has a degree in law and as a result is the sharp end of Property Management stick. Now on his second stretch at Finlay Brewer Andrew returned to us in 2009 having gained valuable experience in a corporate chain. Live by the contract or incur the talons of the law. Andrew is married and has recently been blessed with twins.

Candy Hancock

Property Manager. Candy started her career in banking and has been in property management for 7 years. When not at work Candy is a busy lady chasing her young son around the childrens' party circuit! Given the chance of some relaxation time she rides horses or experiments in the kitchen. Brutally efficient and widely knowledgeable our super mum is a fabulous asset to the team.

Abby Cosgrove

Property Manager. Abby looks after our building contracts and refurbishments. She has built a strong team of contractors around her and will tackle anything from refreshing a bathroom to a full refurbishment. Abby is an excellent horsewoman and a talented gardener.

International Team

Rista Backovic

Director. In 2010 Rista, who was at that time a Director at Finlay Brewer, moved to the South of France with his family where he worked as a property consultant in Monaco selling and renting some of the most valuable properties in Europe. We encouraged him to return in 2014 to develop our international consultancy project. He now spends his time between London and Monaco servicing clients in both cities. Our international services include property finding in Monaco for sale or for rent as well as promoting Finlay Brewer's properties to the locals in Monte Carlo. Rista doesn't have much spare time but when he does he can be found in the gym or on the beach with his family.

Cheryl Owen

It's Cheryl's hard work in the background that makes Rista so efficient. Cheryl's time is spent coordinating with clients in our Monaco office as well as running the marketing and PR for Finlay Brewer International. Her hobbies.....red wine, learning French and Formula 1.