Meet the team

John Horton


Owner and Director, John has lived, worked and raised his family in Hammersmith for over twenty years. His wealth of contacts and property experience across Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and West Kensington is the stuff of legend. Years in corporate agency crystalised for John the importance of staff retention, dedication to continual training and industry qualification and, above all, a client focused approach to business. Number one for sales agreed across Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and Chiswick and number one for lettings in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush, Horton and Garton is now one of the most successful independent businesses in West London. Whilst working tirelessly for his clients, John’s devotion to the local community has never wavered. Horton and Garton supports a variety of charities, community groups and local events every year. His years of experience and wholehearted addiction to client satisfaction have earned John an impeccable reputation and the business multiple awards.

Paul Cooney

Director, Chiswick Sales

Paul started his estate agency career in Brighton with a family run business and he recognised the same principles of honesty, integrity, ethical practice in Horton and Garton. Paul moved to West London in 2010 and has spent the majority of his time in agency at the helm of the Chiswick branch of a London-wide company, selling in excess of 400 properties worth over £300 million, and taking the W4 office from strength to strength. His knowledge of the Chiswick property market and commitment to the local community is second to none. Paul is famous for his legendary ability to match buyers to their perfect property before it hits the open market. Paul says, “A decade of working in agency has made me realise that personal relationships are the key to success.”

Ashley Clements

Lettings Manager

West London local and avid QPR fan, Ashley Clements started his estate agency career in Hammersmith. He joined Horton and Garton in its first year of business and now manages the most successful lettings team in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush. His local knowledge of West London and unparalleled experience make him a favourite among landlords and tenants. He is consistently on the front foot with changing legislation and licensing. Famously unflappable, Ashley’s approach to your property is always the height of professionalism.

Martin Clements

Sales Manager

Martin grew up in the south west of England and was educated at King’s Taunton, Somerset. Inspired by his father, a chartered surveyor, Martin chose the property route for his career. He later moved to West London and has been at the helm of the King Street sales team since Horton and Garton’s very first day of trading. Always head and shoulders above the competition, Martin manages the most successful sales team in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush. He has been in the manager’s chair for so long he has sold many West London properties more than once! An intimate knowledge of each street and unwavering commitment to his clients are key to his success.

Germain Gulevic

Operations Manager

Germain started his career at a property management company in 2005. In 2012 he moved to London and after gaining his ARLA property and block management qualifications, joined the Horton and Garton team later in the year. Germain’s problem-solving skills and hands-on approach ensures that all Horton and Garton properties are managed responsibly and efficiently, and all landlords and contractors are promptly paid. Germain is renowned for his attention to detail and fastidious approach to business. Members of the Horton and Garton team can often be heard musing, “Every office needs a Germain.”

Phil Coombes

Sales Negotiator

Phil began his career in agency in 2015 right here in West London. An integral part of the sales team, Phil handles each client with the utmost care and professionalism. He is renowned for working long, unsociable hours to ensure the sales and acquisitions process is as seamless as possible for all parties. What he loves most about agency is that each day brings a new challenge. Phil relishes the opportunity to meet new people and help guide them through the buying and selling process. He is, for his sins, a Torquay United supporter and enjoys watching and playing both football and tennis!

Agatha Tukendorf

Lettings Negotiator

Aggie first started at Horton and Garton in 2010. Her degree in Public Relations, boundless energy, tenacity and winning smile have led her to carve out a successful career in lettings. Part of the furniture at Horton and Garton, she helps make up the most successful lettings team in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush. Aggie is constantly exceeding expectations for landlords and tenants alike and still maintains that the best part of the job is meeting people and helping to find their ideal home. If you’re a keen skier, you’ll be able to glean insider property info as well as the best knowledge on ski locations throughout Europe.

Martyn Richards

Lettings Negotiator

Martyn began his lettings career in the Midlands and is our newest recruit. His passion for property was immediately evident when, in a rather fabulous series of photographs, he documented his first tenants moving in to their new Hammersmith home! A tennis fanatic, he loves West London because there is always a tennis court nearby and he’s particularly fond of Ravenscourt Park and Dukes Meadows. As an avid traveller he’s keen to cross as many World Heritage sites as possible off his bucket list. The Grand Canyon is next…

Jamie Ghoorbin

Lettings Negotiator

Coming from a family of successful property investors, Jamie was keen to develop a career in agency. Clients consistently comment on Jamie’s calm yet determined approach and his willingness to go the extra mile. A self-confessed ‘maths nerd’ and Liverpool FC fan, Jamie specialises in the diligent and attentive approach when working to ensure we continue achieving the best results for our landlords.
Ashley Prowse

Ashley Prowse

Property Management

Ashley Prowse spent much of his career in the food and beverage industry before joining Horton and Garton. He finds that his people skills and attention to detail help him rise to the daily challenges of property management. Being raised in East Sheen hasn’t prevented Ashley from being a lifelong fan of North Londons Arsenal FC. Ashley plays a key role ‘behind the scenes’ and ensures our landlords and tenants are assisted promptly with any property maintenance issues – an area of the business which consistently receives rave reviews. Our landlord retention rate is extremely high and this is a testament to our hard working property management team.

Rebecca Fritsche

Lettings Administrator

Rebecca has over a decade of experience in property and now applies her expertise to managing Horton and Garton’s lettings administration process. As clients face ever-changing legislation, her role is vital in assisting landlords with starting and ending tenancies in an efficient and timely manner. She is thorough in her approach and steadfast in her resolve to do the very best for each landlord and tenant. Rebecca is a lifelong local resident and outside of work she enjoys party planning and spending quality time with her young family.

If you want to join our team, send us your CV!