Your local agents, each bringing a blend of professionalism and personality to ensure your property journey is not just successful, but enjoyable too.

Director / MARLA NAEA


Jonathan has been working in estate agency for over 17 years since launching a pioneering, forward-thinking new agency in 2007. This agency now rebranded as Southgate Estates, centres around ethical values with integrity and professionalism at the heart of the business.


Before moving into estate agency, Jonathan worked as a chartered engineer in a leading automotive research consultancy, working on projects to reduce emissions from passenger cars. However, his poor experiences in buying and selling properties inspired Jonathan to change industries and set up a truly different kind of estate agency where customers are always treated with honesty and fairness. His passion is to support and guide people through the processes involved so that their experience is as positive and stress-free as possible.



Laura’s career in Estate Agency started in 2007 when she left her former profession as a primary school teacher to join her husband Jonathan in setting up Southgate Estates. Laura was the company’s senior valuer for more than ten years, although she now spends most of her time at Southgate coordinating the team as well as working in her other business,


Through Southgate’s involvement with the Kira Farm Training Centre in Uganda, Laura has developed strong links with the charity Amigos and regularly takes teams from the UK to Africa on teaching trips.

General Manager


David started working in estate agency in 2003 and now oversees both the sales and lettings department at Southgate Estates. In previous roles, he gained a wealth of experience in the new build sector, providing valuation advice to developers and architects. His role within the company is to carry out valuations, accompany viewings and negotiate sales, as well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the office.


David approaches everything he does with kindness and care, always putting the needs of our clients first and providing support and friendly advice at just the right moment.

Sales Progressor


With a decade of experience as a property lawyer, Kate has worked at Southgate Estates as our sales progressor since 2009. She works closely with solicitors to ensure that the sales process progresses smoothly and gives regular updates to our clients.


Kate’s patience, wisdom, and ability to see things from different perspectives allow her to support and care for both our vendors and buyers during what can sometimes be an uncertain and stressful time. She loves to see keys being handed over and our clients happily settled in their new homes. 07942881373

Property Lister and Negotiator


As one of Southgate Estates’ longest-standing and most experienced employees, Jessica takes the lead in listing and marketing the properties entrusted to us. Her creative flair and stunning photography ensure she captures and shows off every property to its best advantage. She loves showcasing the things that make a property a home and produces quality videos guaranteeing prospective buyers and tenants see all a property has to offer before they have even walked through the door!


In addition to listing our properties, Jessica manages our social media marketing and negotiates sales. 07942881372

Sales & Lettings Negotiator


Josh has taken a keen interest in property from a young age and was eager to start a job in the industry as soon as he left school. His passion for property is evident in all he does, as is his knowledge and understanding of Exeter and the local market.


Josh’s main role at Southgate Estates is conducting viewings and negotiating sales. He is friendly and personable and particularly enjoys being out on appointments where he can meet new people and spend time advising them and helping them find their perfect home. Back in the office, he deals with inquiries and continues to build relationships with our clients by keeping them informed and updated.

Lettings Negotiator


Kim is Southgate Estate’s lead negotiator in the lettings team and is responsible for the tenant sign-up process within the company. She conducts lettings appraisals, property inspections and viewings and is always on hand to give helpful and friendly advice to our landlords.


As a trained graphic designer with a talent for design and an eye for detail, Kim helps with property listings, photography, and the preparation of marketing materials. She even recently designed our beautiful new website!



Jasmine’s main role at Southgate Estates is ensuring the office administration runs smoothly throughout the business. Her friendly, helpful, and welcoming manner, both over the phone and in person, ensures clients feel confident asking questions or raising concerns.


Jasmine spends most of her time organising maintenance on our lettings portfolio but also assists with arranging appointments, marketing properties and processing invoices.


Office Entertainer / BaRK Woo-F


Barney warmly welcomes visitors to our office and is always happy to share his treats with other dogs who pop in to say hello. Probably the most popular team member, he provides lots of cuddles and affection to his colleagues.