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Our Team

Our skilled and educated team of professionals are the lifeblood of Neil Douglas, continually growing and evolving through continued professional development so they are always equipped to deliver the most up-to-the-minute advice. Our collaborative way of working means skills and knowledge are shared amongst all members of the team to deliver a bespoke service of the highest level to each and every client.

Here’s a little more about us.

Neil Kurz, Founder and Managing Director

BEng MSc MIRPM MIET AssocRICS

An ardent interest in buildings, the way they are constructed and deteriorate, and their diversity of styles and heritage inspired Neil Kurz to buy and renovate house immediately after graduating. Following a decade working in high-end aerospace and military engineering Neil embraced the fresh opportunity to formally study building surveying and his earlier experiences of managing multiples teams and projects led him to found Neil Douglas with the ambition to bring a sense of quality and pride to the property management sector.

As well as a Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management and a subsequent Masters degree in Building Surveying, Neil is a full member of the IRPM, the IET and an associate member of RICS, a testament to his personal commitment to continuous learning, and leadership in the property management industry.

Working closely across everything from client growth and retention, strategic marketing and finance, Neil brings his finely tuned eye for detail to his role, creating and refining the business and operational processes to ensure clients receive service that is both exceptional and enlightened. He is driven by a passion of building a business his colleagues and clients can be proud of, and by working with colleagues who push each other to learn, evolve and be better every day.  His drive and ambition mean that the journey for Neil Douglas is nowhere near its conclusion and there is future business growth ahead which will be tackled with the passion and commitment that has propelled the company thus far. 

When the office is closed, Neil is a keen sports fan and can be found cycling or training for his next half marathon or duathlon, this despite his ‘svelte’ rugby player physique!

Louisa Myatt, Founder and Director

BA DipM MIRPM

When Louisa Myatt co-founded Neil Douglas in 2006, she brought with her 10 years’ experience as a marketeer, her own lacklustre experience as a customer in the property sector, and an ambition to make a change in the industry by offering clients a better experience.  

With a degree in Social and Cultural Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Louisa began on a new career in property management with a determination to make a difference by getting the basics right and being responsive to her client’s needs. Now a full member of the IRPM, she works closely with clients and prospective clients every day to communicate the opportunities that Right to Manage presents to them, ensuring that each and every client is given and experience of partnership and collaboration. Louisa also works closely with the finance and marketing teams to ensure that improvements and developments drive the business forward.

Whether it is watching the Neil Douglas team pass professional exams and grow in their roles, or helping clients gain control of their properties by guiding them through the Right to Manage process, Louisa takes pride in enabling others to reach their goals.

Outside of work, Louisa likes to spend time with her children and their ponies. An enthusiastic gardener, Louisa can often be found in her vegetable patch growing things that inspire her cooking.

Anton Antonov, Property Manager

BSc, Msc, MIRPM

A keen interest in the property industry and an entrepreneurial spirit led Anton to setting up his own estate agency in Chiswick, West London, soon after leaving university. He went on to work in property management in London before finding himself drawn to block and estate management.  With his growing interest in this area of the property sector and his ambition to qualify with the IRPM, he joined Neil Douglas and has since seized the opportunity to develop his knowledge and take on bigger and more complex projects.

Anton prides himself in his strong, objective approach and sharp attention to detail. He enjoys the challenge of balancing multiple projects and the unique logistical, financial and legal challenges they present. 

Joining the Neil Douglas team allows Anton to live closer to his family. Outside of work he can be found working on DIY projects, weight training in the gym or out on family hikes.

Chris Ward, Property Manager

MIRPM

Chris exchanged lettings for property management when he joined the Neil Douglas team in January 2018 fulfilling his ambition to build a career in block management, and to transform the reputation of the industry for the better. Within his first 10 months of joining the company he qualified as an Associate member of the IRPM.

Priding himself on consistently providing a top-class service, Chris loves finding the nuances that make each property unique and the fact that no two days the same.  Managing long term, large-scale maintenance projects and the creativity it affords him also inspires him.

When at home Chris is a sports enthusiast and counts running, snowboarding and climbing among his talents. A self-confessed comic nerd and gamer, he also finds time to design and program computer games.

Katherine Sutton, Service Charge and Property Transfer Manager

AAT Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping

With a successful career in lettings in hand, Katherine came to Neil Douglas to explore other avenues that property services had to offer, and to build on an interest in accountancy that would shape the next part of her career.

Katherine is lorded for exceptional organisation and balancing myriad responsibilities, from processing service charge reconciliations, legal packs, service charge accounts and property transfers to working with property owners and solicitors to resolve financial queries.  

A natural problem solver, the everyday promise of solving complex situations is her favourite part of the job. She also loves the buzzy atmosphere of the office, completing large, challenging accounts, and continuously learning through further study.

Katherine’s passion for the theatre means she spends as many evenings a possible in front of the stage. Outside of work, she also enjoys spending time with friends and family, mastering knitting, and studying toward her bookkeeping qualifications.

Stephanie Dyson, Service Charge and Property Transfer Co-ordinator

NVQ Administration

Stephanie made Neil Douglas the next step in her successful career in 2017 quickly becoming the company’s champion in organisation. She is motivated by problem solving and completing complex financial tasks such as managing bank reconciliations and compiling official financial documents. Outside of work, Stephanie is a keen swimmer and enjoys catching up with friends. She is also a proud reader.

Sarah Catlin, Graphic Designer

BA

Sarah has been the Neil Douglas resident creative since 2009, masterminding the design behind the company’s visual identity, leading digital marketing and bringing block and building plans to life for clients.  

Sarah developed her natural creativity into a career in graphic and website design after discovering her passion for digital creation, embarking on a career as a freelance graphic designer before joining Neil Douglas. As the longest standing employee, Sarah is an integral part of the team and never tires of seeing the impact her design work has on the business, whether it be helping property managers with the visual work they need or developing its digital presence as it becomes more and more significant.

Outside of work, Sarah is a proud artist and spends her time drawing and developing commissions for friends, family and the public.


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