Meet the Team

Simon Hawkesley
Managing Director

+44 (0)207 10 10 765
pallmall@fineandcountry.com

“I only represent a maximum of 3 families at any given time. I make those clients property needs my full time job. I class my clients as my employers during their Buying or Selling process”.

It has been my immense pleasure to work in the property industry for over three decades. During that time, I have been designing, developing, selling, consulting and carrying out private client acquisitions in both residential and commercial markets. It has been a career that has taken me to nearly every inhabitable continent on the planet.

I have enjoyed assisting families relocate around the globe, including people in the public eye, VIP's, politically exposed people, stars of sport, film and music as well as titans of industry, CEO's, UHNW investors and, naturally, members of the public who are looking for a quality service.

I visit potential homes and country estates for sellers and buyers, ‘negotiate the sale/purchase’ and chaperone the buying/selling journey to a successful conclusion.

I endeavour to offer a complete concierge service, which starts with a consultation and continues through to organising removals and utility providers, as well as changing council tax responsibilities. In order to deliver a high-quality professional service, the clients and properties I represent are carefully selected.

 

In order to deliver a bespoke service to my sellers, I agree on five fundamental principles from the outset:

1) The price point has to be realistic

2) The presentation of the property should be ready for market

3) The motivation to sell has to be definite

4) I have to be inspired by the proposition

5) I have to get on well with the sellers in order to best serve

 

For buyers looking for a personal buying agent service, there are four key factors I adhere to:

1) Establish rules of engagement – my brokerage fees

2) Focus – buyers must be specific about preferred location and home style

3) Finance – be in a position to act quickly

4) Realistic – acting as your buying agent works best when there is mutual respect, regarding an outcome that meets both the Buyers and the Sellers expectations. In order for any sale to progress to key-handover my focus specialises in the negotiation of terms that will satisfy all parties involved in the transaction.

 

 

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Freya Melling
Associate

+44 (0)207 10 10 765
pallmall@fineandcountry.com

“My favorite property on our patch is Buckingham Palace, but I’m not so sure that will come on the market any time soon… and my favourite attraction on our patch is the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square as I am a great lover of art”.

Freya brings bountiful energy to the Pall Mall team.

Covering the beautiful St. James’s, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury and Holborn, containing some of the highest value postcodes in northern hemisphere!

As a specialist in social media marketing, Freya adds significant value to our property sales strategy by ensuring the widest possible exposure is applied to attract a targeted audience pool of potential buyers, in conjunction with a host of traditional and digital methods.

Formally educated at King’s Worcester, Freya went on to study Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts in Surrey. Post graduation, and a move to London where Freya worked as a performer, taught Musical Theatre & Dance and worked in luxury retail. Over her performing career, Freya has been lucky enough to have worked with Mathew Bourne and perform at Sadler’s Wells.

Freya’s education and experiences have solidified discipline, determination and interpersonal skills into her character. This has culminated in a very mature and  engaging personality which has allowed Freya to develop great relationships with clients and work with them to create the best possible outcome for their requirements.

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OUR DIGITAL FRONT DOOR IS STILL OPEN


While we are all protecting our communities and respecting social-distancing measures by closing many of our offices around the world, our digital front door is still open.

We still carry out virtual viewings and valuations.

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SELLING YOUR PROPERTY


Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you make; your home is both a financial and emotional investment. Find out how we can help »

TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT


An overwhelming majority of those who had used Fine & Country would recommend our services to a family member or friend, according to our most recent survey taken by members of the public.

To achieve 99.48% positive feedback is a privilege and we will endeavour to maintain this result. We are dedicated to offering the best possible services to every customer, whether buyer or seller, from beginning to end.

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INDEPENDENT EXPERTISE


Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.

GLOBAL EXPOSURE


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.

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UNIQUE MARKETING APPROACH


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.

PARK LANE OFFICE


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.

MULTI-AWARD WINNING


Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.

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OVER 300 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE

Our International Network


Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

United KingdomFranceHungaryCyprusGermanySpainPortugalMauritiusHong KongNamibiaNigeriaSouth AfricaAustraliaFloridaZimbabwe

SOCIAL MEDIA

We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest, giving each property maximum online exposure.

 

FINE & COUNTRY SERVICES

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INTERIOR DESIGN


Access Fine & Country Interior Design to put your property ahead and make it stand out. With expert advice from some of London’s best stylists and designers we will make sure it makes a statement. Or if you’re purchasing with us, let F&C ID help make your new house feel like home by helping you find the very best specialists and designers for property refurbishment. Find out more »

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE


We have partnered with Rational FX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »

BUYING AGENT SERVICE


We understand that your time is precious, so save the time, money and stress of searching for a property with a buying agent. Also giving you access to off-market and discreetly marketed properties.

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MEDIA CENTRE


Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.

FINE & COUNTRY PUBLICATIONS

THE FINE & COUNTRY FOUNDATION


The Fine & Country Foundation is dedicated to supporting and funding homeless causes in the UK and overseas. Fine & Country offices organise a range of fundraising events for you to get involved in and/ or support. Find out more about our work here. Read more »

*Please, note: for security reasons, the maps on this website do not provide the exact location of the property and they are provided solely as an indication of area.