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 25 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

Administration and Compliance Executive. 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, 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.

Will Pearson

Senior Lettings Broker. After 26 years in magazine publishing, Will helped us out on a few very busy Saturdays, we thought he was very good and asked him to join our Lettings Team at Finlay Brewer. He can be spotted tootling around West London in a beloved Alfa Mito.

Joseph Alvarado

Lettings Broker. Joseph started his career in banking but the lure of property brought him our way.  When not at work he can often be found in the gym.  He has a passion for cars so is particularly excited when in one of our Finlay Brewer branded VW Polos. 


Askew Road Office Sales Team

Nick Gaunt

Assistant Manager. Nick comes to us with plenty of experience selling property in Central London. His interests beyond his family are motor sport and cricket. Nick tottles around West London on his trusty scooter and has been spotted giving locals a cheeky lift.

James Cleary

Sales Broker. Utilising his Irish charm, Dublin born James is a fantastic asset to the Askew Road sales team. He has been a property finder for the last 2 years. 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.

Debbie McFadyen

Sales Office Manager. 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 down the pub with an ice cold glass of wine.

Acton Office Sales Team

Cheryl Owen

Office Manager. Cheryl started her career in Estate Agency at Finlay Brewer where she started as office assistant. Over the next five years she worked successfully in almost every role in both sales and lettings. In 2004 she moved to Melbourne from where she explored the other side of the world before we persuaded her to return. She lists her hobbies as "red wine" and Formula One.

Filip Bojanic

Filip was born and bred, married and has had his first child in Acton.  He is Acton Man. After leaving school Fil worked in the travel industry and travelled the world.  He has always had a keen interest in property and has been managing his own portfolio for 20 years. You can catch him playing 5-a-side football on Acton Park, at the gym or with his family at local parks.

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.

Abby Cosgrove

Property Manager. Abby is the "go to" person for all property management issues as she looks after everything from repairing boilers to hanging curtains in our managed flats. She has built a strong team of contractors around her who help her keep our properties in good shape. Abby is an excellent horsewoman and a talented cook.

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

Behind every successful man.........well it's Cheryl's hard work in the background that makes Rista look so efficient. Cheryl's time is split between managing sales in Acton and running the marketing and PR for Finlay Brewer International. Hobbies.....red wine and Formula 1.