about oaks

Oaks Estate Agents, an independent estate agents in South London able to provide you with the service that is right for your needs.

We have a team who can call on more than two decades’ worth of experience in the Streatham & surrounding areas property market. We are delighted to say that we have helped many clients within the local community make the right move. As a company, we are driven by a desire to support the local community and we have a passion for selling and letting houses, which means we are able to put you first.

Operating in a number of areas which include, Streatham, Streatham Vale, West Norwood, Norbury Thornton heath and Croydon, we are a team that knows the local area. Fostering real local knowledge of the markets in which we work, is essential to ensure that we are able to create a distinct difference in our services offered.

At Oaks we are guided by several core principles, we treat each of customers as individuals and create a bespoke and tailored solution to each client’s specific property needs. Every client is unique and what is right for you would be wrong for someone else. Whether you are Selling or Letting a property, it can be a stressful time, therefore we strive to provide our clients with a warm and friendly welcome, coupled with detailed knowledge, providing you with the support and guidance you need when it comes to making big decisions.

We believe it is vitally important to conduct ourselves with absolute integrity when dealing with what is more often than not our client’s largest asset. At All times you will find our staff to offering simple and transparent advice that can be understood by anyone we deal with.

Oaks Estate Agency has quickly become a trusted and respected local brand since opening. Everyone we employ is truly passionate about the industry in which they work and are highly trained to reflect the standards in which Oaks Estate Agents prides itself in adhering to. Our team’s extensive knowledge coupled with our work ethic & expertise skills in the industry, separate us from many of our competitors.

We are extremely proud to be an active member of the community in which we operate in. We try to strike a balance between offering our services to those we do business with giving back to the community. We do this by sponsoring local schools and charitable events ensuring we support the local community that have shown such faith and support in us.

We could provide you with many more reasons why you should rely on Oaks Estate Agents but why don’t you come in and see us? We are always happy to discuss the South London property market and you’ll receive a warm welcome. With Oaks Estate Agents your almost home….

Meet The Team

Gabriel Okafor
Managing Director

Chances are, if you’ve purchased or sold a property in Streatham, you’ve encountered Gabriel Okafor. Renowned for his incredible work ethic, Gabriel prides himself on setting unrealistic ambitions, and then achieving them! Client care is at the very forefront of all of his thoughts, in part, due to his unrivaled determination, dedication and hardworking nature. Consistently one step ahead, he has really built something special at Oaks Estate Agents and the brand continues to flourish.

James Byrne
Managing Director

With over ten years worth of experience, James went as far as anybody could go working for the most profitable estate agent in the country. Realising that there’s only so much you can alter when working within such a large corporate environment, James teamed back up with his mentor Gabriel to expand the Oaks brand and to get back to doing what he loves most; servicing vendors by listing their properties for sale and helping them achieve the very best price. Having grown up locally and having attended the local schools to boot, with no corporate shackles and unnecessary targets with no benefit to the vendor to hit, James is finally able to provide that one-on-one service that our vendors want and most importantly, deserve.

Alexandra Oteh
Office Manager

Joining Oaks a number of years ago, Alexandra has been incredible support to the organisation providing all client’s with an phenomenal service with a smile. Having had over 5 years previous experience in the property industry she joined the Oaks as an admin however it was clear to see that her organisational skills & ‘can do’ attitude was going to take her further within Oaks.

Alexandra journey has been one of tremendous growth & personal development, of which Oaks has supported in all facets. Her willingness to develop & grow all of the back office operations, has seen her progress through the ranks effortlessly. This remarkable journey coupled with being an advocate of the Oaks philosophy ‘keeping the client at the centre of all we do’ has seen Alexandra progress to Office Manager, overseeing all functions of the back office operations.

Alexandra willingness to support the organisation, her colleagues, has seen her win a number of awards & incentives, she remains dedicated in providing all clients with an unrivalled service that set Oaks apart. Alexandra looks to further develop her knowledge in the industry by studying MARLA course by Property Mark.

James Poll
Sales Manager

Oaks Estate Agents were delighted to be able to welcome somebody of James Poll calibre to the business. James’ dedication and determination is matched by very few and his expertise in the world of agency is a welcome addition.

James experience has seen him working for a number of independent & corporate agency’s with over a decade of experience in the industry. James joins Oaks as the Sales Manager of Streatham and is reviling in the future that lies ahead. He looks to build on the what is already an amazing reputation & established brand, taking the sales department to new heights whilst ensuring our customers experience is second to none.

Jay Smith
Lettings Manager

Having worked in the property industry for over a decade, Jay joins the team with a wealth of knowledge & experience. His time in estate agency has seen him work all over the London & Surrey markets, dealing with a wide variety of clients & organisations, spanning from independent to corporate companies.

Jay's desire to succeed has won him win countless accolades & awards throughout his career, proving time & time again to essential qualities required in management. Previously working with the director before Oaks, Jay shares the fundamental philosophy of providing a client orientated service that has allowed Oaks Estate Agents to position itself as a market leaders in the area. With a passion for growth & business Jay continues his career in the property industry by leading Oaks Lettings department to new heights. Growing the business, team & management portfolio whilst providing an unrelieved service.

Michael Onalaja
Assistant Manager

Michael has spent many years working successfully as an estate agent. Good natured, funny and hardworking, Michael has a proven track record in Streatham and has sold and listed millions of pounds worth of properties through his illustrious career.

He worked with Managing Director James Byrne for a number of years so it was inevitable that they would link up once again, this time under the Oaks brand. Now free of the corporate chains and unnecessary paperwork and spreadsheets, Michael will be looking to progress through the ranks as a married man as and when Oaks decide to set up their next office.

Having grown up in South West London, he knows the area at the back of his hand and is able to provide essential information to clients buying & selling in the area.

Daniel McKulsky
Assistant manager.

Born and bred in Crystal Palace, Daniel is a natural salesperson with bundles of charisma and a keen eye for detail. Attentive to clients needs and methodical in his pursuit of achieving a result, vendors love having Daniel on board to represent them. Offering a wealth of experience and loyal to the core, Daniels ambitious nature is matched by very few and he really has what it takes to achieve whatever he wants in life.

Aneta Hudzicka
Senior Letting Negotiator

With over a decade of experience in estate agency, Aneta brings to Oaks a can do belief & work ethic. A true family woman, Aneta is motivated by always looking at ways to improve our services & exceed the customers experience.

Aneta’s primary position lies in the lettings department, working closely with our customers to provide a service that is second to none. Her day to day role includes liaising potential tenants & landlords. Listening to their requirements , whilst paying the up most attention to match them to the perfect property.

Steven Camara
Sales Negotiator

After spending several years in various customer service roles, Stephen has now found his calling in the sales department at Oaks. Growing up in South London, Steven has had a lifelong passion for property having been surrounded by some of London’s finest architecture, which drew him to Oaks. His love for property coupled with first class customer service, making him one the best young prospects at Oaks.

Stevens primary position lies in the sales department, working closely with our customers to provide a service that is second to none. His day to day role includes liaising potential buyers & vendors. Listening to their requirements, whilst paying the up most attention to match them to the perfect property.

Ciaran Hawes
Sales Negotiator

Having worked many years in both the financial and automotive industries, Ciaran has finally embarked on a lifelong aim of working within the property sector and is currently a top performing Sales Negotiator in the Croydon branch. Raised only a stone throw away from the Streatham office, Ciaran is a hugely likeable character. Coupled with his vast experience in a various customer service roles and his undeniable hunger, he has set himself up well to succeed with Oaks.

Enrico Ricketts
Letting Negotiator

Enrico is the newest addition to the Oaks family and joins the team following a successful trial period where he really demonstrated that he has what it takes to become a first class Lettings Negotiator. With age on his side, his friendly nature has already been well received by both landlords and applicants alike, and he is sure to have a prosperous career working alongside Jay and Aneta.

Laura Costa
Office Co-Ordinator

Recently joining Oaks following various roles within property and customer service over the past five years, Laura plays a key part in the smooth running of our back office operations. Laura has a huge passion for property and strives to provide a 5* service to all customers throughout their relationship with Oaks.

Laura’s primary position lies in the back office department, working closely with Alexandra & all our customers. Her day to day role involve, daily running of the office, liaising with vendors, landlords and a customer’s where required.

Charlotte Hewish
Office Co-Ordinator

Charlotte has a wealth of experience working for independent estate agents. When she’s not looking after her one year son, she’s working hard assisting James with his daily administration and long list of never ending tasks.

Charlotte’s primary role includes but is not limited to, the smooth day to day running of our Croydon branch, management of the office & liaising with customers and contractors as required.

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