Our Team

Tony Hymers

Director

Direct Telephone Number:
020 7499 3207

Email Address:
t.hymers@burlingtonestates.co.uk

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Sociology with European Studies – University of East London
PGDip Housing Administration – Sheffield Hallam University
PGDip Surveying – College of Estate Management
MCIH, MARLA , FIRPM, MRICS

Career Background:

Tony started his career working in the commercial departments of Housing Associations, undertaking leasehold management, commercial management and PRS. This was for firms such as, Thames Valley HA, Peabody Trust, Circle Anglia and Genesis Housing Trust where he was Head of Commercial Portfolio Management for London.

He then moved into the private sector in 2010 and started working for Marr-Johnson & Stevens LLP as their Head of Property Management. With his fellow Director, Annie McGrandles, they undertook a management buy-out of the block management section in 2012 and founded Burlington Estates.

They started out with three members of staff, ten buildings and 250 units and have since grown to 62 staff, 57 buildings and over 1,700 units in management. It is their ambition to raise standards in the industry and create real choice in the market for discerning flat owners, asset managers and developers.

Tony has been the Chair of ARMA since October 2018.

Hobbies & Language Skills:
Tony loves to do indoor climbing with his children at the weekends and going on holiday to new destinations.

Top three frequent questions that clients ask:

  • New clients ask – How can you achieve more for your service charge?
  • How can we recover tenant debt quickly and competitively?
  • How can Burlington effectively deliver on major works?

Recent interesting projects:

  • Tony and Annie are looking at expanding their Graduate Trainee scheme and APC scheme to encourage their home-grown talent and feed their growing team. For Burlington, encouraging and moulding new talent is part of the key to its success.
  • Better IT which creates efficiencies: They see this as being the way to really advance property management. They are currently investing in a number of projects to free up staff time and make them more effective.
  • Internal standards – both Annie and Tony are looking at their standards in relation to the ARMA code of practice and ensuring Burlington maintains these as it continues to grow.

Recent client testimonials/praises:

“I’ve owned my property for about 10 years. Burlington Estates replaced our previous agents. They are about a million times better.” – Mr A

“Efficient, friendly and best of all, completely transparent about the costs involved” – Mrs B

“You have been extraordinarily efficient, patient and helpful over the past years.” – Ms C