Evolve is headed up by senior experienced property professionals, our Managing Director, Mr Benjamin Hume Ba(Hons) MARLA MIRPM AssocRICS & senior department heads. Benjamin has worked in residential property management for over 12 years, having started his career as a residential lettings property manager and still provides lettings management consultancy, which means we are able to offer our leaseholders advice on their tenancies and help when things go wrong!
Senior Management Team
Our Managing Director, Benjamin Hume Ba(Hons) MARLA MIRPM AssocRICS, is a fully qualified lettings property management with the Association of Residential Letting Agents, a fully trained and qualified member of the Institute of Residential Property Management & an elected associate surveyor with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Unlike a lot of our competitors this means the business owner is the technical lead and not left to senior property managers, allowing for a comprehensive and knowledgeable top-down approach, ensuring the decisions we make in the business are the right ones to protect and benefit our clients in this ever-changing industry. In his spare time Benjamin enjoys kayaking, motorcycling and landscape gardening (which is an advantage when tendering for grounds maintenance contracts at our sites!)
Our Operations & Compliance Director, Helen Macrae MIRPM AssocRICS, is a fully trained and qualified member of the Institute of Residential Property Management & an elected associate surveyor with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Helen is our compliance and technical manager who looks after the fire safety, health & safety assessments such as lift reports, asbestos, etc. and makes sure your homes and investments are safe and secure. Helen also heads up our major works department and works with our teams of surveyors to ensure major works projects are managed correctly, to budget and the residents are happy. Helen is based in our Southampton office but is often out and about at our various sites to ensure technical safety compliance is maintained.
Our Finance Director is Rachel Robinson MAAT, she has considerable experience in service charge accounting and book keeping having worked with one of the country’s largest block management firms. Rachel looks after our accounts department and is responsible for overseeing supplier payments, year-end accounts preparation and managing our credit control processes. She is very happy to pick up the phone and discuss any concerns or questions about budgets, balances, debts or other service charge finance matters. Service charge accounting can be complex to understand but Rachel is more than happy to help!
Our Team Profiles
Senior Property Manager Sarah Jones AIRPM joined us in 2021 to help manage a growing property portfolio to ensure we provide the best service to our clients as we can. Sarah has worked in the block management industry for 15 years and is a locally well-respected property manager with a loyal following of clients. In her spare time she enjoys competitive swimming and sports competitions. Sarah is based out of our Ringwood office and looks after our West Hampshire & Dorset portfolio with Tyler Rezaiy.
Property Manager Kirsty Marshall AIRPM joined us to help manage our Hampshire & Wiltshire portfolio consisting of a number of large estates and tower blocks. Kirsty has worked in the industry quite some years and is a great people manager and is well respected by her clients for communication and maintenance management. In her spare time she is an avid music lover and often goes to live concerns, spending time with her two children and enjoys her twice-weekly Boogie Bounce! Kirsty is based out of our Southampton office.
Service Charge Accountant Benjamin Turner joined us in 2021 to help bolster our accounts department, following continued growth. Benjamin is an experienced service charge accountant who has worked in the sector for some years and is experienced with our management systems Qube. In his spare time he enjoys kayaking, home baking and home brewing.
Service Charge Accountant Helen Needham, Helen has worked as a company accountant and service charge accountant for many years and worked specifically in the residential lettings and residential service charge accounts sectors. Helen has helped to shape our accountancy practices within Evolve and has worked closely with Qube, our software provider to introduce and test new advances in service charge financial management.
We are not currently recruiting but please send us your CV if you are a property manager or a service charge accounts administrator
We’re always interested to hear from passionate property professionals at all levels, if we don’t have vacancies now, we will keep your details on record if you wish and notify you when positions open. Contact Us!