James Gesner

James GesnerM.A.R.L.A Director

James became an Estate Agent in 1997 and has built a strong reputation within the industry. Having previously worked for corporate agents in High Wycombe, Reading and Didcot, James took over Lester’s Estate Agents in Wallingford in 2001 and then opened an office in Didcot in 2007. With his excellent reputation and vast experience of selling and letting all types of properties across South Oxfordshire James made the move to set up his own estate agency in 2015 when James Gesner Estate Agents was born. James grew up in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, attending the village primary school and then Wallingford Secondary School. He bought his first house in Didcot back in 2000 and now lives in Wallingford with his wife and four children.

James loves a challenge and in 2021 he ran his 5th London Marathon and raised a further £15,000 for his chosen charities. In 2022 James plans to raise further monies for Children with Cancer and the Footsteps Foundation, a charity James is a proud ambassador for. The annual charity golf day at Hadden Hill Golf Club will be the 7th year for this event and hopefully it will push us over the £100,000 mark! In his spare time James enjoys a game of golf and the odd pint of Guinness.

Holly Weston

Holly WestonM.A.R.L.A Property Manager

Holly has worked with James as Property Manager for the last ten years. During this time she has undertaken extensive training to become fully qualified via A.R.L.A. On a day to day basis, Holly deals with everything landlord and tenant related. This includes drawing up Tenancy Agreements, organising maintenance, making sure our Landlords get paid on time and registering Tenants' deposits with the TDS scheme. Holly lives in Wallingford, having previously lived in Abingdon and North Oxford. When she’s not at work, Holly can be found walking her dog Cooper, and enjoying the odd glass of wine with her friends.

Carl Davis

Carl DavisBSc hons MSc Assistant Manager

Carl was born and raised in the village of Upton and now lives in Didcot on Great Western Park with his wife and step-daughter. He is a familiar face around the town, renowned for representing England over the last 18 years at Taekwon-Do and becoming European Champion in 2017 & 2019. He also runs a very successful Taekwon-Do & Kickboxing school in Wantage. Carl is extremely passionate about this martial art which has taught him determination, respect, courtesy and honesty. It is these traits which have made Carl an instant success during his five years in the industry. Carl’s favorite part of Estate Agency is meeting people, forming solid relationships and pushing a sale through to the very end.

Gemma Gesner

Gemma GesnerLettings Admin/Accounts Manager

Gemma has worked in our lettings department since it began in 2005 and has an extensive knowledge of the legal aspects as well as an excellent rapport with our landlords and tenants. Like the rest of our staff, Gemma has lived in the local area all her life having grown up in Cholsey. Gemma and James now live in Wallingford and have four children, a cat and a dog. In her spare time, Gemma likes to cook, read, socialise with friends and spend time with her family.

Charlotte Burls

Charlotte BurlsSales & Lettings Negotiator

Charlotte, who has been with us for over 2 years now, has lived in Oxfordshire all her life and currently lives on the Ladygrove in Didcot. Charlotte is a valued member of staff and really loves her job and no two days are the same! Being the first port of call for many of our buyers and tenants, Charlotte is able to advise them on what properties are and match them to their requirements . When Charlotte is not in the office, she loves to walk her dog, Arthur, and socialise with friends.

Marianne Atkins

Marianne Atkins Lettings Administrator

Marianne has recently joined us and has hit the ground running, and like the rest of the team she has lived in Oxfordshire all her life. She currently lives in a chocolate box thatched cottage in Crowmarsh on the outskirts of Wallingford. Her main role is coordinating the property management on a daily basis and supporting Holly our property manager. When Marianne isn’t in the office she loves to spend time with her daughter, walk her dogs and socialise with friends.