Staff Profiles


Co-Founder & Company Director

Co-Founder and Company Director of base, An has been working in the London lettings market for nearly 20 years. Her extensive experience, before launching base in 2004, included work in Southgate, Mile End, Clerkenwell, Canary Wharf. An attends regular courses to stay up to date with the latest changes in legislation and heads up the accounting and legal side of the business.
An can be reached by email or at the office (Mon-Fri 1000 to 1830) and Saturdays by prior arrangement.

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Co-Founder & Company Director

Kristjan is the Co-Founder and Company Director of base property specialists. Kristjan and An met while working for an estate agent on the Isle of Dogs in 2003. They quickly agreed that the service standards within UK real estate, and especially the lettings market, were terrible- and decided to do something about it. Base was launched in May 2004 with the aim of providing one of the finest customer service standards in the property sector and to innovate to move the industry forward. Kristjan can often be seen walking around Shoreditch with his boxer dog (and office mascot) ‘Daisy’. Kristjan’s key responsibilities include: company IT infrastructure, business development & growth, investment sourcing for clients and the overseeing of the Interior Design department.

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Head of Admin

Steve joined base property specialists in April 2015. Steve brought 10 years’ experience within the Social Housing sector when he joined. As such, he had extensive experience in dealing with many of the tasks and regulations we handle on a day to day basis. Steve has quickly adapted to life here at base and is the ‘go-to’ guy for any and all administrative enquiries within the company. Steve has been vital in the ongoing development and streamlining of our in-house procedures and our use of PropTech to streamline in-house procedures and deliver a modern experience to Tenants & Landlords alike.
Steve can be reached by email or at the office (Mon-Fri 1000-1830) on 020 7033 1901

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Head of Property Management

Head of Property Management at base is Terence Thorogood who has been working in Lettings since 2001. Terence has, over the last 15 years, been involved with the development of both Property Management companies and the management and growth of Property Management teams. Terence joined base in 2017 after 6 years of running the property management department for several Winkworth branches in West London. Terence can be reached by email or at the office (Mon-Fri 1000 to 1830) on 020 7033 1901. He can also be reached outside of business hours by any of our Managed Tenants in the case of emergency by calling his mobile number provided as the Emergency Contact number.

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Head of Marketing & Social Media

The longest employed member of staff at base, Dee has been with the company since 2005 as its first employee. Throughout this time Dee has overseen the property listings and marketing and, in recent years, this has grown to include running our Social Media marketing efforts too. Fiercely proud & loyal there isn’t much about property marketing that she doesn’t know.


PA to Kristjan Byfield

Tania joined base in April of 2017 as Kristjan's PA- they know each other pretty well being siblings! Tania joins base after 16 years at SmartFocus (formerly emailvision) one of the world's leading innovators in email marketing and other retail orientated technologies. Whilst at the company Tania rose to the role 'Head of Worldwide Office Management' and was also ExecPA to the company CEO. Tania brings a wealth of experience working with an early stage tech company and seeing it grow phenomenally during this time- which saw her oversee around 20 office migrations as the company grew and evolved. She also co-ordinated with teams around the globe, planned & organised huge annual 'kick-off' events and much more. It's excting to have a real family member join the base family and help us continue to grow and evolve.

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