Meet the Team
Darren ClarkePartner MNAEA MARLA
Founding Partner, Darren Clarke, started Simon Clarke in 1991 from a small office on Oakleigh Road North, Whetstone N20. With a clear vision of being a lettings only specialist the client base of Simon Clarke quickly grew as did the need for a larger office. Simon Clarke moved to their current home on Whetstone High Road before opening their second office in Finchley Central in 2001. Darren advises clients on the refurbishments of their properties in order to maximise their rental yields and controls projects ranging from redecoration to complete refurbishements and extensions,
Neil ShahPartner BA (Hons) MNAEA MARLA
Neil joined Simon Clarke in 2003 as a trainee negotiator and slowly moved to Senior Negotiator before becoming an Associate Partner in 2011. In 2014 Neil gained full Partnership status. With an extensive knowledge on the local Lettings market Neil is regarded as a trusted advisor to landlords on many aspects from purchase to refurbishments. With a clear vision of being the best Lettings Specialist in North London Simon Clarke has won Best Letting Agent for Customer Experience in N20 & N3 in 2015,2016 & 2017. When his two young sons are not keeping him busy Neil enjoys anything motoring related.
Tony HodgsonBranch Manager MARLA
Tony joined Simon Clarke Letting Agents in 2004 after working in the retail industry. Managing the Finchley Central office tony has a vast amount of knowledge and experience of the rental market in particular the areas of Finchley, Woodside Park, Whetstone, Crouch End and surrounding areas. Tony has achieved a NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting & Property Management and is a member of ARLA. Outside of work Tony enjoys watching his team Tottenham Hotspur play up and down the country.
Marco CaimiLettings Consultant
Marco moved to North London from Italy in 2006 at the age of 19. He started working in hospitality and having managed some of London’s most prestige cocktail bars his excellent customer service, attention to detail and multi tasking skills were naturally transferable into the world of lettings. Marcos always had a passion for property & interiors and loves connecting people with their ideal home. Fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish Marco enjoys visiting European cities in his free time.
Rishi PatelLettings Consultant
As an experienced landlord himself Rishi joined the Simon Clarke team in 2015. Rishi places a great importance on making each client feel valued & building good relationships throughout the process. Rishi enjoys eating out with his friends and colleagues in his spare time.
Chris PayneLettings Consultant
Chris joined the Simon Clarke team in 2015. He has a great knowledge of the local area and has lived in the Barnet area for his entire life to date. Chris has always had a keen interest in property with this stemming from multiple family members that have also been involved in the industry in some form. Chris is an avid fan of multiple sports but his main passion is following his football club Tottenham Hotspur.
Fae KennedyRenewals Administrator
Fae joined the Simon Clarke team in 2013 bringing a huge amount of administrative experience. Fae started her career in lettings in 1995 and in 2005 became a full time inventory clerk before returning to an agency based role within Simon Clarke. Fae enjoys spending time with her 2 children and travelling to new destinations with them to experience different cultures.
Carl is our full time in house handyman working solely on properties managed by Simon Clarke. Carl has worked in general property maintenance for over 20 years and has a huge experience in all matters relating to property maintenance. Carl joined Simon Clarke in 2012, and is often seen driving the Simon Clarke branded van from property to property attending to repairs. In his free time Carl likes spending time with friends and cooking.