Ashish Karia – Managing & Sales Director
I opened VeeZed Residential doors in 2012, having worked my way up in property from junior Lettings Negotiator, Sales Manager and Branch Manager positions to now a proud Director of VeeZed Residential. It’s a cliché, I know, but this Estate Agent is genuinely all about the people. As a small team, it’s easy to upset the balance so we employ as much on personality and fit as skill set. There’s very little hierarchy here and definitely no politics. Just great, accountable people, pulling together to get the job done.
My circumstances are very different now compared to when I set the Estate Agent up. We have broken in to the market slowly but surely as they say! We have grown from strength to strength and my vision is to more smiles on people by doing it the right and sincere way. VeeZed Residential’s growth and progression, its core of creativity and the challenge of new business keeps the fire burning bright. What I do beyond VeeZed? Keen cricketer having played for Kenya in the years 2002-2007, gym, tennis and deal help with my dads business in Kenya which has been established since 1990’s.
Komal Tanna – Sales Negotiator
Since I joined the team in January 2015, I feel I have achieved so much it’s difficult to know where to start. My main role is working within the lettings side of the business to ensure that we provide the best service that we possibly can for both our client landlords and applicants looking for a home.
Before joining the VeeZed team I had worked in retail 7 years as a demand planner, which taught me a great deal about dealing with the public and managing the companies expectations. One of the reasons that I was interested in joining the company is that they actively encourage academic study of the technical aspects of the business. As a result I have passed my exams for NFOPP (National Federation of Property Professionals) and continue to go on courses to further my knowledge in the Lettings and Sales industry.
Jasmine Patel – Property Manager
Before I joined the company in August 2018 my career path had been somewhat varied with recruitment and accounting roles . However my passion has always been with property and I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to join such an enthusiastic and driven team to fulfil my ambition of working within the property industry. Being a landlord myself (and a tenant at various times), I understand the importance of protecting property as an asset. I started out as a Property Maintenance Inspector visiting around 30 properties a week providing a visual report to landlords. After a few months, I progressed to the role of Property Manager responsible for any issues that arise after tenants have checked into their property.
I am also in the process of gaining an NFOPP (National Federation of Property Professionals) which has already helped expand my understanding of the legal maze. After showing what I could do as a property manager I was promoted to managing the rest of the Property Management Team overseeing, check ins, check outs, inspections and general maintenance and we are working really well together. This still involves liaising with tenants, landlords and contractors ensuring all parties are aware of progress being made. I really enjoy my role and look forward to continuing to grow within it and meet any challenges it may bring! In addition to that, I manage the in house accounting process.
Chantelle Rickford – Lettings Negotiator
Having spent the majority of my career within the childcare sector I decided to embark on a new exciting career as a Lettings Negotiator, the recent global pandemic gave me the incentive to make this exciting decision within my career. VeeZed has given me this great opportunity and the team have put time and effort into enhancing my previous skills to ensure I provide excellent service to all our clients.
I have always been interested in the property market and have a keen interest in property development and refurbishments.
I believe it is a really exciting time for the Industry and whether you are buying or renting your new home, here at VeeZed residential our aim is to make this a stress free enjoyable experience for you.
I understand the importance of strong communication between both Tenants and Landlords to make the moving process run as smoothly as possible for both parties.
I am very passionate about my career and personal development is extremely important to me. I believe there is always an opportunity to better yourself and I thank VeeZed for giving me this opportunity to progress within their company.
Austin Wedge – Sales & Lettings Negotiator
I thrive on driving culture and process change, improving customer service and brand awareness and I’m highly motivated to deliver exceptional experiences and growth through putting the customer at the forefront of everything I do and exceeding their expectations.
Having worked in Retail Management for over 10 years, leading successful multi-site sales teams to provide excellent customer service, deliver revenue growth, managing business and cultural change and implementing new strategies it was time to hang up the boots and throw myself into a completely different career path which has always been what I really wanted to do.
Ash and the team at VeeZed are extremely customer focused and this is what made my decision to join so easy. The training I have received and the way I was made to feel from day one is what makes working here so enjoyable and its true what they say… “People work for people’.
A can do attitude, determination to Look, Listen and Learn, a great big smile and integrity are essential ingredients for success.
Aside from VeeZed I enjoy bbq’s with family and friends as often as I can (in any weather), any sport… although I tend to watch more than I play now and a passion for travelling but more specifically to explore different cultures, languages, cuisines and people.