Our Team

Our Team

What Makes Us Different?

SouthSide is a team of hardworking, driven and fully committed individuals. We respond quickly and work with our landlords and tenants. We are proud to be one of the leading agents in Edinburgh.

Our Team

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Leah Birch, MARLA

Operations Director

Email: lb@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8014

When did you join SPM?
January 2013

What are the main aspects of your role?
Managing a portfolio of properties on behalf of our landlords, Operations Management and New Business.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Building relationships and being able to see all the different property interiors/styles, throughout Edinburgh.

Most interesting previous work?
Working at a special needs camp in America.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Travelling – especially city breaks, trying new foods and restaurants, making/experimenting with homemade cocktails then drinking them!

Describe your dream home.
Massive! Spacious, state of the art kitchen, great garden for having friends over for BBQs, within walking distance to the beach.

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Emma Ewen, MARLA

Legal Manager

Email: ee@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
January 2010

What are the main aspects of your role?
Legal requirements, Landlord acquisitions/investments and HR.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Keeping people legal and compliant!

Most interesting previous work?
Working with SouthSide has been more interesting than my previous jobs! 🙂

What are your hobbies and interests?
Travelling, days out with the kids and long walks with the dog.

Describe your dream home.
Country cottage

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John Davidson, MARLA

Director

Email: jd@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

SouthSide was set up after John was unhappy at how other agents overcharged in various aspects from tenant fees to “hidden costs” for letting so he started to manage his own buy-to-let properties whilst working for Lidl. At Lidl he was responsible for finding, negotiating, acquiring, obtaining planning consent, building warrant and licencing which resulted in building 14 open supermarkets in Scotland & England. John developed his work ethic from an early age working on his family’s beef & sheep hill farm near Moffat before studying Business & Accounting at Edinburgh Uni. He funded himself through Uni from his teenage business selling free range eggs and running his own business in America between terms at university, going door to door, selling educational books and software to families. This enabled him to buy his first two HMO properties in Edinburgh back in 2004 and has steadily built his own portfolio since. His passion and knowledge for commercial and particularly residential property is unrivalled and has helped clients maximise their investments. He thinks like a landlord and has very strong basic principles and ethics regarding property for both landlords & tenants which are at the forefront of SouthSide and his colleagues. John works hard but ensures he has enough time for his wife and his sons James and Harris. In addition to work and family commitments John also spends time coaching football at a local Primary School, volunteering as a Scout leader and helping young people in business as a Trustee on the Board of Directors at Canongate Youth, a charity providing support, recreation and training opportunities for 5-25 year olds.

Property Managers

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Shirene Solak

Property Manager

Email: ss@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8015

What are the main aspects of your role?
Taking on new properties under management on behalf of our landlords and ensuring standards to keep our tenants safe and properties well maintained.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Listing new properties and receiving applications.

Most interesting previous work?
Selling dance shoes all over the UK and Europe.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Yoga, travelling, scuba diving, chess, dancing…and I have always been interested in learning new skills.  “Every day is a school day”.

Describe your dream home.
A penthouse by the beach, to wake up to a stunning sea view with sunshine.

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Lewis Collie

Property Manager

Email: lco@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8024

When did you join SPM?
November 2015

What are the main aspects of your role?
Processing applications, creating tenancy agreements and head of applications.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Hearing someone over the moon when they’re accepted for a property.

Most interesting previous work?
SouthSide is my first job.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Football, the gym, running and going out with friends.

Describe your dream home.
A villa in Musselburgh

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Eleonora Vacca

Property Manager

Email: ev@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8007

What are the main aspects of your role?
Property management and maintenance, support to tenants and ensuring each landlord complies with all legal requirements.

What is your favourite part of your role?
I take pride in delivering a first-class customer experience.

Most interesting previous work?
Bar manager in a private exclusive club in Singapore.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Travel, food and wine, swimming and walking in the woods.

Describe your dream home.
A big house in a small quiet town and meals with family and friends by the seaside with a big window looking at out to sea.

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Angela McIntyre, MARLA

Senior Property Manager

Email: am@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8009

When did you join SPM?
August 2018

What are the main aspects of your role?
Liaising with landlords and tenants, managing safety and legislation compliance and maintenance, overseeing the letting and re-letting of properties.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Interaction with so many different people –  including landlords, tenants, contractors and colleagues.  I enjoy dealing with people from all walks of life.
Problem solving – each day comes with new challenges which keeps me alert.
Learning – this is not a stagnant profession and there are always changes, whether it be in the law or general practices.  I like to absorb new information and ensure I am well informed so I can do my job with proficiency.

Most interesting previous work?
From the ages of 18-22 I was a Senior Stewardess on Intercity Cross Country Trains working in the buffet car, first class and voyager coach on long train journeys, mostly from Edinburgh to Penzance.  I loved travelling up and down the country and meeting so many different people and hearing their stories. 

What are your hobbies and interests?
Going for walks in nature, we are lucky to have lots of places nearby such as the Pentland Hills and the reservoirs.  I love going to new places and seeing somewhere for the first time and exploring, it does not even have to be far away.
I also enjoy cycling, it’s great fun and it gets the heart rate up so a great way to try and stay fit.

Describe your dream home.
Plenty of space and daylight, huge windows and best of all a largish garden which is mature, green and has old trees and attracts wildlife.

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Katy Fitton

Property Manager

Email: kf@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8016

What are the main aspects of your role?
Liaising with landlords and tenants, managing safety and legislation compliance and maintenance, overseeing the letting and re-letting of properties.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Dealing with maintenance and learning new things relating to all different trades every day.

Most interesting previous work?
Head mixologist in a busy cocktail bar in the centre of town

What are your hobbies and interests?
Jet skiing, hill climbing and exploring new areas and towns.

Describe your dream home.
The bungalow from the Garfield movie.

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Emma Winning, MARLA

Senior Property Manager

Email: ew@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8008

When did you join SPM?
July  2017

What are the main aspects of your role?
Liaising with landlords and tenants, management of HMO properties and management of commercial properties.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Brining on new properties and getting them ready.

Most interesting previous work?
I was an Edinburgh Tour Guide for over 2 years.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Hill running, yoga and biking.

Describe your dream home.
My dream home would be a country cottage.

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Anna Jones

Property Manager

Email: aj@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8006

When did you join SPM?
September 2020

What are the main aspects of your role?
To build a portfolio of new clients and properties however I am currently learning my way through all the other departments at SouthSide.

What is your favourite part of your role?
I am excited to be given the opportunity to build my own portfolio of properties and improve my skills and qualifications in this industry .

Most interesting previous work?
I managed and grew a portfolio of luxury short term holiday lets in Edinburgh City Centre.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Outside of work I like to enjoy travel,  dining and spending time with my family and keeping and eye on the latest trends in fashion, beauty, and interior design.

Describe your dream home.
My dream house would be modern, bright and spacious with a sunlit veranda and stunning garden just outside the city.

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Ryan Ivory

Property Manager

Email: ri@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8010

What are the main aspects of your role?
Being the main point of contact for tenants and landlords along with the management of HMO and residential properties.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Building good relationships with my landlords and tenants and providing a first class service on behalf of the company.

Most interesting previous work?
Cinema Manager.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Socialising with friends as much as possible.  My interests include Science, Property and Politics.

Describe your dream home.
A penthouse overlooking Manhattan.

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Steven McGibbon

Property Manager

Email: smc@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8025

What are the main aspects of your role?
Portfolio management and procurement of suppliers to ensure a fair service to landlords. Liaising with both landlord and tenant to ensure that property complies with all current legislation whilst maintaining repair standards. Being the first point of contact for any queries or maintenance requests.

What is your favourite part of your role?

Engaging , interacting and resolving any issues that may arise. I love the Edinburgh property diversity and history, so being able to view some of these in person is a joy.

Most interesting previous work?
I am a retired police officer. Prior to finishing, I was part of a team that planned and oversaw the security of events at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. I am also a landlord with my own portfolio.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I am a massive follower of football and enjoy keeping fit with regular gym visits.

Describe your dream home.

A large panoramic villa located in the Italian Riviera. Needing a huge lottery win for that to happen!

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Karen Thomson

Property Manager

Email: kt@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8025

When did you join SPM?
January 2022

What are the main aspects of your role?
All aspects of property management and keeping tenants and landlords safe and legal.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Finding the right tenant for a property and landlord

Most interesting previous work?
A summer job as a chalet maid in the French Alps – it was the best paid holiday I have ever had!

What are your hobbies and interests?
Walking my dog, knitting, learning new languages – currently trying to master Italian, and trips away in my motor home. 

Describe your dream home.
Open plan beach front in a warm country.

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Jack Middlemiss

Property Manager Assistant

Email: jm@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8008

What are the main aspects of your role?
Assisting the PM with various tasks throughout the day.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Learning about all the different aspects of property management and how varied the role is. 

Most interesting previous work?
A management role at McDonald’s for many years while I was at university – Southside is far more interesting!

What are your hobbies and interests?
Sport – playing or watching. Mainly football and running but anything active and outdoors!

Describe your dream home.
A big house in the city centre of Berlin – with access to a large garden.

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Peri Peymani

Property Manager Assistant

Email: pp@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8031

What are the main aspects of your role?
Providing support to Property Managers by addressing and resolving residents questions and concerns in a timely manner.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Resolving any issues that tenants/landlords may have.

Most interesting previous work?
Video co-ordinator working on the EPT. I got to travel lots!

What are your hobbies and interests?
I love cooking, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

Describe your dream home.
The home from Home Alone!   Enough space for all my friends and family to stay at Christmas would be the dream.

 

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Lorimer Linton

Property Manager Assistant

Email: ll@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

What are the main aspects of your role?
My primary responsibility is the management of utilities on behalf of landlords. I also work closely with the applications and lettings teams and additional ad-hoc tasks ranging from mail handling to viewings and inspections

What is your favourite part of your role?
I most enjoy the time I get to spend working out of the office in Edinburgh, exploring the city and meeting an interesting variety of people but a close second is the data management aspect of my roll which I find particularly interesting.

Most interesting previous work?
As a student working in Events management at the Beautiful Balmoral Hotel on Princes Street

What are your hobbies and interests?
Commuting, Video Games and Property Investment

Describe your dream home.
Somewhere quiet in the countryside

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Calum Wilson

Property Management Apprentice

Email: cw@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

What are the main aspects of your role?
Assisting Property Managers & the Applications Team, dealing with enquiries on the phone & handing keys to new tenants.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Interacting with a wide range of clients on the phone and in person and getting to learn all about property management.

Most interesting previous work?
Working at a call centre.  SouthSide is far more interesting!

What are your hobbies and interests?
Playing & watching American football, going on walks or drives with friends, and experiencing new things.

Describe your dream home.
A massive ranch in the Southwest of America with loads of stars visible at night

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Peter Clements

Head of Property Refurbishments

Email: pc@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
January 2014

What are the main aspects of your role?
Propose, manage and complete property refurbishments.

What is your favourite part of your role?
The satisfaction of seeing something built that started as a proposed sketch come together to everyone’s satisfaction.

Most interesting previous work?
Voluntary work with youth groups and homeless charities.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Bikepacking, hill climbing and DIY.

Describe your dream home.
One with a good quality shed at the bottom of the garden with fast internet included.

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Katherine Davidson

Property Refurbishment & Projects Manager

Email: kd@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

What are the main aspects of your role?
I manage the refurbishments of our property portfolio, from the initial assessment of the works required, through tendering and appointing of contractors, to managing the works through to completion.

What is your favourite part of your role?
I love seeing the change in a property once the works are complete.  Whether it is a simple bathroom upgrade or a full property refurbishment, it breathes new life into a property and provides the best accommodation for our tenants.

Most interesting previous work?
My previous career was in the food and drinks industry. I’ve created new chocolate bars and designed luxury whisky packs.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I love spending time outdoors with my family, going for brunch and a walk. I also love travelling to new countries and experiencing new cultures.

Describe your dream home.
A restored period property in the countryside with original sweeping staircase, roll top baths, and a kitchen opening on to a south facing garden.

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Darren Smith

Property Compliance Manager

Email: @southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

What are the main aspects of your role?
I carry out HMO certificates for properties we manage, as well as working closely with the refurbishment team, and property managers.

What is your favourite part of your role?
The variety of work, both in office and out in properties.

Most interesting previous work?
Waste analysis for a waste and pollution control company.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy reading, listening to audio books and going out with friends.

Describe your dream home.
My dream home would be a detached house in a smaller town outside of a city, with fast internet and a decently sized back garden.

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Michela Marah

Director’s Assistant

Email: mm@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
March 2018

What are the main aspects of your role?
Key management, helping Property Managers with tasks and notifying tenants of visits.

What is your favourite part of your role?
I like helping Property Managers and learning new aspects of their job.

Most interesting previous work?
I used to work in a clothes shop

What are your hobbies and interests?
Drawing, learning piano and handing out with friends and family.

Describe your dream home.
A big modern house with a pool, in LA

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Rebekah Lansley

Operations Assistant

Email: rl@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
June 2019

What are the main aspects of your role?
Key management

What is your favourite part of your role?
Meeting people and helping them to understand and find their ideal property.

Most interesting previous work?
Professional acting.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Acting, singing, dancing, plays and musical theatre.  If I’m not performing in a show, I’m rehearsing one.

Describe your dream home.
I would love to build my own house one day.  A lovely, peaceful area, very spacious, grand and traditional.  A walk in wardrobe is a must.

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Cat Dalrymple

Recruitment, Training & Marketing Manager

Email: cd@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
December 2013.

What are the main aspects of your role?
Recruitment, Training & Events and Marketing.  I also manage our festival lets for visitors performing at the Edinburgh Festival.

What is your favourite part of your role?
I really enjoy the variety of my role and having the opportunity to build relationships with people involved in our business including landlords, tenants, suppliers, partner companies, festival goers and our growing team.

Most interesting previous work?
I worked in America during my university summers selling children’s educational books and software to families door to door.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I’m a real foodie so, eating out or home cooked meals with family and friends is always a favourite way to spend my time.  I also love to travel and see new places – one of my most memorable trips being to South Africa which, included a 2-day camping safari in Botswana, it was amazing.

Describe your dream home.
A chateau in the South of France with cosy log fires, great views, an outdoor pool and a large kitchen that opens onto a terrace.  Comfy beds and powerful showers are also a must!

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Liam McHenery

Property Photographer & Videographer

Email: lmch@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
2018

What are the main aspects of your role?
Photographer and videographer.

What is your favourite part of your role?
The photography side.  The process from taking the pictures to editing them is the most enjoyable part for me.

Most interesting previous work?
Projection mapping artist and designer, working in live outdoor events and shows.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I love to surf and try to go multiple times a week and I often go indoor rock climbing once a week.  Anything outdoors really.
I also love taking pictures when not at work, so if I can mix the outdoors and photography on a day off that’s a win.

Describe your dream home.
This would have to be a place that looks over the ocean . So I could head to the beach and go surfing or head to the countryside anytime to relax.  It would have an outdoor kitchen with plenty of space for friends and family to come over.

Lettings

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Danny Briggs, MARLA

Head of Lettings

Email: db@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
April 2010

What are the main aspects of your role?
Marketing of new properties, daily running of the viewings and booking system and managing our Let Only Service.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Creating an advert of a an amazing property and trying to do it justice!

Most interesting previous work?
SouthSide is my first job!

What are your hobbies and interests?
Spending time with my son, Caiden. Socialising with my friends and going for weekend trips away to explore.

Describe your dream home.
Somewhere big but not too big that you’d get lost – plenty of space to relax and a games room for some pool or arcades.

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Tom Wynn

Lettings Co-ordinator

Email: tw@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
February 2012

What are the main aspects of your role?
Answering the telephone, responding to email correspondence and landlord letters.

What is your favourite part of your role?
When a new landlord comes over to us after receiving one of our letters.

Most interesting previous work?
I worked on a project for a year moving work streams from two of our offices in England to our Edinburgh office.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Holidays, socialising and watching old 80s and 90s sitcoms and detective programmes.

Describe your dream home.
A small bungalow abroad with a sunny terrace, small swimming pool and bar.

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Clair Simpson

Enquiry and Feedback Manager

Email: cs@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
2012

What are the main aspects of your role?
Landlord feedback, tenant feedback and uploading property advertisements to the market.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Speaking with landlords and tenants.

Most interesting previous work?
My current job… feedback calls getting to speak with and understand different people’s needs and requirements (some people I’ve spoken with have had amazing experiences living and working abroad which I love hearing about!).

What are your hobbies and interests?
Swimming, shopping and watching reality TV.

Describe your dream home.
Detached, near a beach with a large garden.

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Mhairi Gilmour

Lettings and Marketing Coordinator

Email: mg@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8020

When did you join SPM?
June 2019

What are the main aspects of your role?
Being the main point of contact for an applicant throughout the process. Ensuring all pre-tenancy checks are done for the landlord. Liaising between the Property Manager, tenants/applicants and the landlord, working to keep all sides happy.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Giving applicants the good news that they have been accepted for the property.

Most interesting previous work?
Teaching assistant or working at the bookies.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Games and pub quizzes, seeing friends and family and dogs.

Describe your dream home.
Somewhere cosy and homely but with lots of light and spaces for socialising, and by the sea.

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Leah Miller

Lettings Apprentice

Email: lm@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

What are the main aspects of your role?
The main aspects of my role include answering the phone to advise and help landlords and tenants with all their queries and assisting with organising keys.

What is your favourite part of your role?
My favourite part of my role is answering the phone. It makes every day different and there is always something to learn from every phone call.

Most interesting previous work?
I worked in my village hotel as a waitress/receptionist.

What are your hobbies and interests?
 My hobbies include reading and writing. I love all different genres of books and would love to have something of mine published one day.

Describe your dream home.
Historical with lots of character, house plants, high ceilings and a huge library

Applications

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Amy Dickson

Property Applications Co-ordinator

Email: ad@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
2016.

What are the main aspects of your role?
Processing applications, liaising with applicants and helping them find the right home and the landlords find the rent tenants.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Accepting applicants for new properties.

Most interesting previous work?
A nightclub on the West End. Great tips!

What are your hobbies and interests?
Going out and socialising with friends, AKA pubs! Live music & spending time with family.

Describe your dream home.
A large, modern flat down by the Shore with views of the sea.

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Scott Singh

Applications Apprentice

Email: ssi@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

What are the main aspects of your role?
Processing applications, dealing with applications queries, creating PRTs for new tenants and communicating with colleagues to complete the application process.

What is your favourite part of your role?
When tenants find the right property for them and finally make the move.  It’s a great feeling knowing you were part of the team that helped that happen.  I also enjoy working in a central location, it’s a great part of town. 

Most interesting previous work?
When I was younger I had a job where I got to travel a lot and see new places across the north of Scotland which , was interesting.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I play rugby for Musselburgh RFC and enjoy watching Hibs play at the weekends.  I also like socialising with friends and trying new things as much as possible. 

Describe your dream home.
My dream home would be a big penthouse by the sea with a games room, swimming pool, bar and other luxuries but most importantly a home filled with happiness. 

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Lucy McKelvey

Utilities and Tenancy Coordinator

Email: lmk@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 8020

When did you join SPM?
March 2021

What are the main aspects of your role?
Organising keys for new tenants and responding to calls and emails.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Helping current or potential tenants with any queries.

Most interesting previous work?
Retail assistant at Sainsbury’s.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Holidays and music festivals with my friends.

Describe your dream home.
A large apartment overlooking the Eiffel Tower with a DJ and unlimited iced coffee.

Visits and Viewings

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John Sime

Head of Routine Property Visits

Email: js@southsidemanagement.comm

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
2017

What are the main aspects of your role?
Viewings and Routine Property Visits.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Viewings as it gives me the opportunity to meet lots of people.

Most interesting previous work?
Golf caddie on the ladies European tour.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Golf, Gin, Ancestry.

Describe your dream home.
One with a sea view.

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Richie Sime

Routine Property Visits Coordinator

Email: rs@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
March 2020

What are the main aspects of your role?
Key management and contacting applicants to match them with the right property.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Customer contact – I really enjoy the interaction with tenants on the phone.

Most interesting previous work?
Bar tender at The Paper Mill in Lasswade.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Socialising and driving

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Derek Dougan

Head of Property Viewings

Email: dd@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
November 2013

What are the main aspects of your role?
Managing and creating our online forms system. As Head of Property Visits I organise property visits & keeping a record of all visits that happen. I arrange and carry out all physical viewings with accepted tenants

What is your favourite part of your role?
Meeting and helping people, and the mixture of roles I have.

Most interesting previous work?
Trainee sky dive instructor in Tokyo.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Football, supporting my team – Rangers. Eating out, going on holidays and making memories

Describe your dream home.
A large house with a swimming pool and tennis court, also with an underground train link back to my home town.

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Sam McIntosh

Property Visits and Viewings

Email: sm@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

What are the main aspects of your role?
Viewings, Routine Property Visits and anything else the day brings.

What is your favourite part of your role?
The interaction between clients and colleagues.

Most interesting previous work?
Doing some presentation work for BBC Radio when David Bowie died.  Since then, I have been interviewed a couple of times and provided information for a couple of shows regarding Bowie.

What are your hobbies and interests?
My interests are very varied however I am a lifelong David Bowie/music fan and have an extensive collection of Bowie memorabilia and music.

Describe your dream home.
Something large and rambling with themed rooms, a cinema, a music room and some grounds.

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Craig Hannah

Property Visits and Viewings

Email: ch@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

What are the main aspects of your role?
All aspects of Property Management including compliance and liaising with landlords and tenants and, planning and arranging Routine Property Visits.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Problem solving and coming up with ideas for improvement.

Most interesting previous work?
An extra on film sets in London.

What are your hobbies and interests?
All things Golf, from playing to watching live.

Describe your dream home.
Farm house in the country.

Accounts

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Dominik Sapinski

Accounts Assistant

Email: ds@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
May 2019

What are the main aspects of your role?
Assisting with reception, helping the accounts department with contractor invoices and dealing with the applications email correspondence.

What is your favourite part of your role?
The wide variety of tasks and responsibilities.

Most interesting previous work?
Assistant at (once upon a time) the best seafood restaurant in Scotland – Sea Food Temple.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Fitness, Reading and Zoology.

Describe your dream home.
A simple ‘hobbit house’ (roof has vegetation growing out of it) – nowhere near any other houses.

Margaret OMalley

Margaret O’Malley

Senior Group Accounts Controller

Email: mo@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
April 2013

What are the main aspects of your role?
Accounts, Non-Resident Landlords, Payroll.

What is your favourite part of your role?
I enjoy reconciling the accounts for the business.

Most interesting previous work?
I worked in local government dealing with grants for Scottish museums and art galleries which was interesting.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy walking and visiting castles and historic sites.

Describe your dream home.
A castle by the sea.

Pauline Kennedy

Pauline Kennedy

Senior Property Accounts Controller

Email: pk@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
September 2013

What are the main aspects of your role?
Reconciling rent payments, producing landlord statements and chasing arrears.

What is your favourite part of your role?
Finding the middle ground that suits everyone!

Most interesting previous work?
Bar owner – 80 hour weeks!

What are your hobbies and interests?
Family, G&Ts and holidays.

Describe your dream home.
On a small private island, sipping G&Ts and wondering if the water is warm enough to take a dip!

Victoria Little

Victoria Little

Property Accounts Controller

Email: vl@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
October 2015

What are the main aspects of your role?
Processing rents and statements, checking and chasing arrears and processing invoices.

What is your favourite part of your role?
The sheer variety the role provides.  There’s always something interesting and different each day.

Most interesting previous work?
Stock controller – lots of maths and creative thinking involved.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Reading, long country walks with my family and margarita movie nights.

Describe your dream home.
Cosy brick home with a large garden and a real fireplace.

Chelsey Milligan

Chelsey Milligan

Property Accounts Controller

Email: cm@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
February 2019

What are the main aspects of your role?
Processing Rent, Processing Invoices and Company Accounts

What is your favourite part of your role?
Getting everyone paid on time.

Most interesting previous work?
Bar work abroad.

What are your hobbies and interests?
Reading, shopping and socialising..

Describe your dream home.
Open, bright, and spacious.

Cameron Stringer Millin

Cameron Stringer-Millin

Property Accounts Controller

Email: csm@southsidemanagement.com

Phone: 0131 510 0051

When did you join SPM?
April 2018

What are the main aspects of your role?
Processing rent and rental statements, keeping on top of arrears and invoices, management of the WIFI contracts within our properties.

What is your favourite part of your role?

Getting all of our landlords paid at the start of the month and the large variety of work available.

Most interesting previous work?
Prior to starting a career in the property industry I worked for several years in events and hospitality and in my heyday as a cocktail bartender I was able to make over one hundred cocktails by memory alone.

What are your hobbies and interests?
running, travelling and history.

Describe your dream home.
A three bedroom detached villa in a warm country overlooking the beach.