Oakfield Valuation

Meet Our Bexhill Team

Kerry Newstead

Kerry Newstead

Sales Director

My career at Oakfield started in 2005 when I joined the sales team in our Hastings Branch, I came from a recruitment background however I set my sights on Estate Agency and haven’t looked back. After getting off to a great start at Oakfield I was promoted to Sales Manager then took over management of the Hastings Branch overseeing a team of staff doing both sales and lettings.

In 2015 my role changed I was promoted to Area Director, whilst I am still based in Hastings I oversee the day to day running of all the branches, I work closely with the Branch Managers to ensure that our Clients have a positive experience when dealing with Oakfield and that our staff have support and guidance in their roles. The thing I love most about my job is being able to take a step back and look at our practices and procedures to ensure the company is working proactively.

One of my passions in my role is our Apprenticeship Scheme, in 2016 Oakfield took the decision to employ Apprentices in our Branches, this has proved to be an excellent decision. From the beginning I have worked with the local collages to recruit Apprentices and once in the role I closely mentor them throughout their Apprenticeships something I thoroughly enjoy. I take great pride in watching them thrive in their roles.

My home life is very busy I have two young children who keep me on my toes! We love spending time as a family and enjoy frequent trips to the beach for walks along the promenade and bike rides. We enjoy breaks away in our caravan as well as holidays abroad. Our favourite holiday destination as a family is Disney World.

Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Branch Partner Read More
Phil Hall

Phil Hall

Branch Partner

I joined Oakfield in late 2016 as a Senior Sales Marketing Consultant at our Bexhill branch. I bought with me over 20 years’ experience in the industry working in both sales and lettings.

My journey into estate agency started in 1997 as a trainee negotiator working for one of the well-known corporate agencies. From the very start of my career I knew that Estate Agency was a passion of mine, after a few years in different branches I was approached to run my own office an opportunity I jumped at. I was a manager for over 10 years running two very successful branches before making the decision to step down from management focus solely on sales as that is what I love.

Since being at Oakfield our Bexhill Branch has gone from strength to strength in sales which makes me very proud. At the end of 2017 I was promoted to Sales Manager and won the Negotiator or the Year Award, then in January 2019 I stepped into the role of Branch Manager of our Bexhill branch I am extremely proud to be the Manager of such a successful branch.

Outside of work, I am married and have a 5-year-old daughter, I love spending time with my family and at the weekends you will find me in my garden bar or in charge of the BBQ. In my (limited) spare time I enjoy watching football and playing golf.

Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

Senior Sales Negotiator Read More
Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson

Senior Sales Negotiator

I joined Oakfield early 2018, having previously worked for an estate agent in Eastbourne. My role is to arrange and carry out viewings, book marketing proposal meetings and make sure that our vendors get the best possible price for their property. I work closely alongside Phil and Josh to make sure that the beginning of our vendors sale is as smooth and as stress free as possible, I am always on hand to answer any questions our vendors or buyers may have. In September 2019 I was promoted to a Senior Sales Negotiator which means that I will start to carry out marketing proposal meetings and oversee the new stock that comes on in Hastings and St Leonards.

I have always worked within customer service and enjoy meeting new people so being within this industry is fantastic for me as I meet new people and help them when it comes to finding the perfect home for them to buy. Alongside my role as a Senior Sales Negotiator I am studying to get the qualifications to become a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

I live in Hastings and have done all my life I am very familiar with Bexhill as I have family in the town and regularly spend time here. When I am not in the office tying up sales you will find me watching and playing football or spending time with my friends and family.

Joshua Holmes

Joshua Holmes

Sales Negotiator Read More
Joshua Holmes

Joshua Holmes

Sales Negotiator
I joined the Oakfield team as a trainee sales negotiator at the start of 2019.  This role allows me to engage customers in conversation and helps be build rapport with them. This makes my role very enjoyable as I can be talking to many different people every day. I am passionate about my role here and will be working-hard to ensure that customers get the best possible deals on their properties, whether they are buying or selling and that they get the best customer service from any estate agents to make their time at Oakfield one to remember.
I am used to customer-facing and problem-solving roles given my previous experience working for the NHS. This role allowed me to inherit many skills such as making customer experience’s, smooth, simple, personalised and stress-free; attributes I will be employing now for Oakfield.
I am outgoing and charismatic and always looking to expand my knowledge.  When I’m not in the office, you can find me in the gym, at the cinema watching the latest films or hanging in bars with friends.
Owen Cullip

Owen Cullip

Sales Negotiator Read More
Owen Cullip

Owen Cullip

Sales Negotiator

I joined the Bexhill branch as a sales negotiator in December 2019. I am excited to get my career in property underway as I am new to the industry and really looking forward to learning the ropes through Oakfield. In my spare time I enjoy watching and playing sports, mainly cricket, and most Saturday nights are spent at the pub with my friends. In the new year I look forward to gaining experience within the industry sales and gaining my qualification with the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) to progress my career further.

Rob Najair

Rob Najair

Sales Negotiator Read More
Rob Najair

Rob Najair

Sales Negotiator

I joined Oakfield in December 2019 when my then employer, Smart Property merged with Oakfield. I have been a Sales Negotiator for almost a year and am really enjoying working with the team over in Bexhill. I have always worked in customer facing roles and this role allows me to continue this and engage with all of our current vendors and applicants.

Outside of work you will usually find my spending time with partner and friends, at the gym or at gigs.

Charlotte Wilkinson

Charlotte Wilkinson

Lettings Manager

I have worked at Oakfield since 2015, initially in an administration job role, progressing to a Negotiator and am now the Lettings Manager in Bexhill my role includes carrying out all of the Lettings Marketing Proposal Meetings. I enjoy dealing with customers and enjoy meeting my clients on appointments and building rapports with them, one of my greatest achievements in my working career so far is winning Oakfield’s Customer Service award for two consecutive years and I have my sights set on the hattrick. I am also a fully qualified member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

I have friends that live in various locations across the country and enjoy travelling to see them at weekends and having catch ups! I also enjoy going to the gym to (try) improve on fitness and taking part in fitness classes. My friends would describe me as a social butterfly I like spending time out and about and love being constantly on the go, in my evenings I like to go out for dinners and always enjoy the opportunity to go to events such as live music and theatre shows.

Lucy White

Lucy White

Senior Lettings Negotiator Read More
Lucy White

Lucy White

Senior Lettings Negotiator

I started at Oakfield in Eastbourne as an Apprentice in the summer of 2016 after a complete career change, this made me realise estate agency is where I wanted the further my career. Only six months into my career I was very proud to win the Apprentice of the year award. In 2017 I stepped into the role of Lettings Negotiator in our Bexhill Branch, from when I joined Oakfield this is the role I wanted, and I was delighted when the job was offered to me. My job role includes carrying out the viewings, assisting tenants with the moving in process, conducting referencing and preparing moving in documents. Between Charlotte and I we ensure the process for the tenants is as smooth and stress free as possible. In 2017 I passed my Level 3 Technical Award in Lettings and Property Management to qualify to be a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

In August 2019 I was promoted to a Senior Lettings Negotiator which now gives me the opportunity to liaise with landlords when it comes to remarketing a property as and when their tenant vacates and to guarantee that the process is as smooth as it can be and to ensure that a new tenant is found as quick as possible

I have lived in Bexhill all my life and have a vast knowledge of the area, this enables me to provide Applicants and Landlords with the best possible information when it comes to the Lettings Market and the local area. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and socialising with friends and watching boxing. I also enjoy baking at home and browsing through social media to look for new exciting recipes for my boyfriend and I to try. All my friends would describe me as a caring, light-hearted, lovable person.

Roxanne Alrawi

Roxanne Alrawi

Property Manager Read More
Roxanne Alrawi

Roxanne Alrawi

Property Manager

I have been a property manager at Oakfield since March 2016 and I am responsible for maintaining all the managed properties in Bexhill. A few roles of my job include; carrying out property visits, resolving tenant complaints, enforcing rules of occupancy, liaising between Tenants and Landlords to prevent/resolve deposit disputes adhering to TDS/DPS regulations and ensuring all properties have the required documentation to make them compliant with legislation.

I thoroughly enjoy liaising with Tenants and Landlords alike and maintaining a repour by offering support and assistance when needed.

I class myself as a friendly and approachable person, I am outgoing, fun (I hope) and hard working.

I have a lot of previous experience in customer service and even sales, I enjoyed completing level 3 in massage and diploma in anatomy and physiology at Sussex Downs College way back when and am very interested in aromatherapy and holistic remedies.

In my spare time enjoy spending quality time with my new Fiancé and teenage Daughter either dining out as a family, watching movies or painting. I also love cooking and experimenting with new dishes, although some are more successful than others. I also try and make time for my friends as I love a good catch up and gossip!

Nattasha Byrne

Nattasha Byrne

Administrator

I joined Oakfield in July 2018 as part of the administration team for the Bexhill Branch. My role includes ensuring property are advertised and listed correctly and that all branch correspondence is managed and distributed appropriately. With my attention to detail and my organisation skills I hope to become a real asset to Oakfield.

In my spare time I love to swim, I used to compete at both country and regional levels, I was and still am very proud of my swimming achievements. I love making memories with friends and family whether it be a family Sunday lunch or a shopping day with friends. I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to visit some amazing places some of my favourites have been Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Florida. I cant wait to see more of the world and I am very excited for what the future has to offer.

Lily Perkins

Lily Perkins

Apprentice Administrator Read More
Lily Perkins

Lily Perkins

Apprentice Administrator

I started my estate agency career in August 2019 as an apprentice administrator. I am loving the company and everyone I work with are so friendly and welcoming. I can’t wait for the future and where it leads me in Oakfield. 

Outside of work I enjoy spending my free time horse riding. It is a very sociable sport which led me to meeting a lot of people I became very good friends with and made me very confident getting to know new people. I also love to spend time with friends going to music concerts, festivals and travelling. We’ve already visited a few places together in Italy, Rome, Assisi and Venice and can’t wait to explore more.