Ashley GendlerDirector and Co-Founder
My experience in estate agency goes back to the early 1980’s when I joined a large independent estate agency covering the East London and Essex areas as a humble sales and lettings negotiator.
Due to the diverse nature of the business, it quickly became apparent that my passion was for lettings. Over the years I have developed these skills, and am now able to deal with virtually any given situation, adopting a professional, yet ‘common sense’ approach.
Outside of the business, my home life revolves around my wife, Caroline & Hugo, our lovely little Bichon Frise. My two children (now adults) both live away from home now. Arsenal are my ‘armchair’ hobby, with fine dining and travelling abroad (the further the better) a close second and third.
"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be".
Howard BloohnDirector and Co-Founder
Whilst I have been in the property industry for over thirty years, since opening Burghleys in 2006, assisting clients with the selling and letting of their properties in the local area has been a real pleasure. I pride myself on the level of service I provide and am proud to say that the level of repeat and referred business from satisfied customers bears this out. I love the area in which I work and the interesting clients I deal with on a daily basis.
Outside of work, family is my priority and as such the majority of my spare time is spent enjoying life with my wife, three daughters and the latest addition to our family, our puppy Honey! When I have the opportunity, I go to watch Arsenal which I have been doing since the 1970’s!
"Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do".
I joined Burghleys in January 2018 as a trainee negotiator and quickly rose to a fully-fledged negotiator within a very short space of time. I operate across both sales and lettings disciplines-registering applicants, booking appointments, accompanying clients’ to properties and dealing with offers. I previously worked for a global tech giant in Corporate Sales, however after completing my first renovation project found my calling in the property industry! The perfect blend of customer service and sales training spanning a decade has provided a firm foundation to excel and thrive.
In my spare time I like to enjoy live music at one of north London’s many great music venues! From Aces and Eights to The Roundhouse we are spoilt. I’m also an avid traveller and gear head which all together never leaves a dull moment.
"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do".
I joined Burghleys in September 2018 as a trainee negotiator diving straight into the demanding role whilst effectively manoeuvring in a difficult market. Operating across both sales and lettings disciplines-registering applicants, booking appointments, accompanying clients’ to properties and dealing with offers. I previously worked as a sales executive in the print production industry. Therefore, I understand the importance of being persistent and always keeping customer experience at the heart of any task.
With the spare time I do have, I like to spend it with friends and family. I am an avid reader and love to learn, whether it be cooking, history, languages or any type of new skill.
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it"