Meet the Team

Darren Somaiya

Darren Somaiya (MARLA) - Director


Clients are always our focus. I’ve been in estate agency for many years, the last 10 in this area. Ambition drove me to start Portland Estate Agents, and it also drives me to always want to get things right for our clients. I believe in being open and honest, and I pay a lot of attention to details in order to give each client a personal service. I still get excited over a deal, and that will never change. I enjoy going on holidays exploring new places and meeting new people, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Andrew Cumming

Andrew Cumming (MARLA) - Lettings Manager


I started in lettings over 20 years ago. I’d always had an interest in property, sparked by my family’s visits to country houses and my friends’ passion for renovating medieval churches. After sending letters to every estate and letting agent in the area, a letting agent offered me a position as Junior Negotiator and I’ve worked my way up through corporate and independent agencies to Lettings Manager. My patience, diplomacy, and tenacity sit well in a lettings environment. I enjoy a game of golf when I can, but my new baby girl is where I devote my free time.

Christine Brown

Christine Brown - Lettings Consultant


Every day is not the same; offering you the best service is my goal. I have worked in the property industry for the last 5 years, starting as a property auctions administrator then later transitioned into the role of property negotiator. I enjoy the daily challenge of matching clients with the right applicants and have a goal to go above and beyond for my clients. There is no better feeling than knowing that you have assisted with someone finding their dream home or perfect tenant. I strongly believe that honesty is the best policy. I try to be as transparent as possible, to ensure that the letting process is as smooth as possible for both landlord and tenant.

I try to travel as often as I can as I love immersing myself in different cultures and trying different cuisines; I am an avid foodie and love cooking and trying new recipes.

Ellie McEvoy

Ellie McEvoy - Lettings Consultant


After working in Lettings for two years, finding tenants the perfect property never gets old. I have always been enthusiastic about property - Coming from a family of Landlord’s, I truly fell in love with the industry at a young age and was able to both see it and understand it from every angle.

Learning new things and helping others comes naturally to me, so the job is a perfect fit. I am originally from Bedford, but the opportunities in London within the property industry drove me to move and pursue my career. Leaving friends and family was difficult, but my passion for the job made it easy. I spend most of my free time at the gym and socialising, life is all about balance!

Marlon Jagdeo

Marlon Jagdeo - Sales Consultant


I have always had the drive and passion to become an estate agent and help people to find their dream home. Whether you are purchasing your first home, deciding to sell your property or looking for an investment I am here to assist. Building relationships with my clients is very important to me and I take pride in my role!

Outside of work, I love football, music and occasionally feature in podcasts with friends.

Dani Davey

Dani Davey - Office/Property Manager


I am a natural problem-solver and love helping people. I have worked in property for the past 7 years in various different roles, but property management has always been my calling. As a property manager I am constantly learning and having to adapt to ever increasing changes in legislation. It's a busy and pressured role but it keeps me on my toes and I can guarantee I will never be bored! Part of my role involves working in the background to keep things moving along smoothly for the office as a whole and I am a sort of 'central hub' for Portland Estate Agents, collating and organising information to help keep things ticking over efficiently and accurately. In my free time I'm an avid reader and cat-lover, and I also enjoy learning to cook new things and keeping my fitness in check at the gym.


Find Out More

What Our Clients Say...

The guys over at PE were excellent throughout the entire cycle from viewings to signing the contract. They did everything and more to ensure my experience was seamless. Would highly recommend Andrew and the rest of the guys over at Portlands.

Rahul Kumar - Tenant

Professional and friendly service. My first experience using an estate agent could not have gone any better. Always available by phone or email no matter how minutia the question or need is. Within 25 hours they (Andrew) had found me a couple who have already moved in! Strongly recommend their services. Thank you so much to the Portland Team.

Liza Silvanian - Landlord

Darren and Andy were excellent at helping us to secure our new home - knowledgeable and sensible, lots of attention to the transaction, and great drive to get us over the line. Thanks both!

David Scott - Buyer

Finally, we sold our flat. It was a roller coaster journey for us-- with the great help of Darren and Andy who were there to guide us along the way (as we are selling our property for the first time) these duos really did a fantastic job of explaining to us and giving us information as we go about with the process. They would call, update us by email, phone and would go extra mile.. I couldnt thank them enough. Thank you Portland Estate Agents. Highly recommended!

Rhodora Requilme - Seller

Very helpful people, I found an amazing house to rent in a short period of time. I have relocated from another country and they helped me a lot.

Anca Novac - Tenant

I would highly recommend Portland Estate Agents. They offered a highly efficient service with clear communication, regular and reliable updates. Offered frank advice in relation to the market which ensured a sale within 5 weeks in this competitive market. The office of Portland estate agents always offered a warm welcome.

Patricia Walsh - Seller

I sold a 3-bedroom house in NW10 area through Portland Estate Agents. I am very satisfied with their service from valuation to sale, and I strongly endorse Portland Estate Agent with high ratings as their service is great and above expected. I would like to thank Darren, for being helpful, always responsive; and highly knowledgeable during the transaction. Thanks team Portland!

Ahmed Al - Seller

A very good company with an exemplary service. Jo Frati, the Property Management looks after me very well and I would recommend them to everybody.

Hisham Alshehatha - Tenant

We rented our flat through Portland and it was a very smooth process. We are 'inexperienced' renters and the whole process was much less stress and time-consuming then expected, Andrew was really helpful, particularly with finding a solution to some reference issues.

Tansy - Tenant

Brilliant service! from start to end, kept giving us updates regarding our purchase. big thanks to Darren for the support throughout the sale! i would highly recommend Portland estate agents!! i will definitely consider using it in the future. Always ready to answer multiple questions and give their expert advice. They have put lots of effort to make it all happen and we finally got there. Thanks for everything! good luck to the Portland team!!!!

Chirague Jamnadas - Buyer

Read All Testimonials