MEET THE TEAM

Mr Cihan (Chris) Aciyan

Department: Everything Cottage Fields

Department: Everything Cottage Fields

Whilst studying my law degree and working part-time with an established estate agent, it became evident to me that the industry needed more estate agents with expert knowledge and that many businesses cared more about money than service(and simply did a lot of things wrong). I knew with my passion, my legal background and hard work that we could form an estate agent with a difference, so this is what we did. An agency that cares and protects its client’s interests and one that makes the whole process a lot simpler. I know due to having a family and children myself, that the hassle and stress of the property world can weigh heavy on your shoulders and/or take too much of your time. Because of this we introduced our business accompanied by an online feature that streamlines all your property updates into one portal, giving you all the information you need in a few clicks so that we could focus on dealing with and efficiently resolving all the hassle involved, so that our clients can focus on what is important in life.

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Mr Kurt Aciyan

Department: Sales

Department: Sales

After being born at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield and living my childhood in Enfield, I moved to Leicester with my wife where we started a family and I had a very successful career in Sales. I moved back to Enfield in 2012 to join my brother in establishing Cottage Fields, whilst continuing to run my own furniture business from home. After living our childhoods in Enfield, it was the perfect place to start a business in which relied so heavily on local knowledge, and due to my background in Sales, it seemed the perfect fit with my professionalism and charismatic personality. This business represents so much more than a job to me, as being a part of this with my brother means Cottage Fields is invaluable to us, representing our professionalism, charisma and passion. We believe will instil in Cottage Fields the highest standards and level of service on offer in the property market and because of that, I am proud to be a part of it.

Mrs Maria Aciyan

Department: Management

Department: Management

Before Cottage Fields my background came from Psychology and HR. After gaining my first class BSc in Psychology, I went on to work within Human Resources in psychiatric and residential care services, managing their HR department as well as assisting in the development of treatment plans within their psychiatric and care the multidisciplinary team. In 2012 I left to join Cottage Fields in its humble beginnings, working alongside my husband Cihan, brother in law, and colleague Ilshad from an outbuilding in our back garden – no heating, no running water, just determination to work hard and make a difference, meshing our very different backgrounds into a team which would form the foundations of Cottage Fields. It still amazes me to see how far we have come and fast we have grown in such a short space of time, seeing the business grow from strength to strength with now over 10 members of our Cottage Fields Family who are equally as invested in our business and its success. Initially the only person in our management team, I now share the role with 4 fantastic other people which allows me the time to spend with my toddler daughter as well as streamline our roles to ensure we are all working to our strengths.

Mr Ilshad Khodabocus

Department: Sales

Department: Sales

Having spent my childhood in Enfield and pursued my studies here, I gained a strong commitment to my community. This, coupled with my admiration for the property market, inspired me to become an estate agent.

Since joining Cottage Fields in 2014 as an apprentice, my ever-growing interesting the property industry has led me to thrive within the business and advance further in my career by becoming a director. An integral part of joining Cottage Fields was the determination Cihan. The owner has for giving back to the community which we do through several charities. Throughout my years I have had the opportunity to undertake several development opportunities in the company having covered sales, lettings and management. I have acquired an in-depth knowledge across the property spectrum and acquired a Level 3 Qualification in residential lettings and management, as well as a level 3 in residential sales.

Like Kurt, Cottage Fields represents more to me than just a job, as this is my second family and together we are determined to build a better life for one another and for our children. Now as a father and husband, these values feel me with great pride.

Ms Leyla Wall

Department: Management

Department: Management

I grew up in Watford, which is where I attended college and have spent many years in customer-focused fields and also held management positions there, which illustrates the qualities I have and developed over the years. Hence when the time came to find a career to build my family life around, I chose Cottage Fields, due to its key principles and integrity in the service they provide. I have now also started to undertake my Level 3 qualification via NFOPP for Lettings and Management and will be fully qualified shortly whilst also boasting an in-depth understating of this area. I pride myself on being an outgoing personality and I define myself as a loving and caring mother who takes great pride in what I do, as I strive to build a better life for my children.

Mr Rasit Surer

Department: Management

Department: Management.

I have been with Cottage Fields since 2016 after a long career in credit control. Deciding that a career change would help me to challenge myself and allow me the opportunity to pursue my interest in the property market. I have always lived between Cyprus and London which has given me a natural joy for travelling. I have backpacked around the world through places such as Australia, Philippines and America.

These experiences have really built me up as a person and I like to think I'm quite easy to talk to and down to earth because of it. I am First Aid trained, which is very handy as a father! Overall, my role on the management team at Cottage Fields is to carry out Check-ins and Checkouts, Inspections, references and general maintenance. I take great pride in ensuring that our tenants look after our client's properties and have built a great relationship with them as they are part of our Cottage Fields family.

Mr Tarik Aciyan

Department: Sales

Department: Sales

Living and going to school in Enfield has given me a thorough knowledge of the local area. I began my journey with Cottage Fields in 2014 as I was passionate about properties (as well as football). I started as a lettings negotiator and now work in sales. I have also received a level 3 NFOPP qualification in Lettings and Management. Whilst working in sales I am also a part-time Semi-Profootballer and have been on the books of QPR, Leyton Orient and Millwall.

Cem Mehmet

Department: Maintenance

Department: Maintenance

After many years working in the building and development sector, I decided to join Cottage Fields on their journey, due to the care and commitment I noticed when doing work for them. I possess City and Guild building qualifications and believe in offering quality work. My role is to carry out all forms of maintenance and renovations with my team of contractors with haste and care. If you see my Cottage Fields maintenance van driving around, feel free to give me a wave. Who needs Bob, the builder, when you have Cem the builder. Hidden talent? I am also a DJ in my spare time.

Tice Cin

Department: Management

Department: Management

Tice supports with marketing for Cottage Fields. A graduate of English Literature (UCL, MA) she is an awardee of the London Writers Awards for literary fiction. Alongside marketing for Cottage Fields, she is Publicity and Marketing manager for Tilted Axis Press. One of her biggest passions is helping people to unlock their creative voices and due to this, she works as a consultant for community project New Muslim Stories and as a resident workshop facilitator for Barbican Centre. She has performed her poetry at venues such as St Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern, and at events including the Mayor of London's Eid Festival. In her spare time (if not writing), she likes to walk her dog Honey with her mum past the Cottage Fields office to make sure the flowers in the shop front are blooming nicely! Her key interests with marketing and publicity for Cottage Fields are building on the company's community interest projects and continuing its charitable endeavours.

Munir Nazir

Department: Lettings

Department: Lettings

I am a highly driven, skilled and bilingual Law and Finance Postgraduate. I am Client-focused with a commitment to providing excellent service and client experience; I hold a proven track record in building effective client portfolios and possesses exceptional communication and research skills. People would describe me as a confident, hard-working professional; adapt quickly to new challenges and environments and works effectively with legal and finance professionals and external organisations.

Mr Liam Luma

Department: Lettings

Department: Lettings

I joined Cottage Fields as an apprentice in 2017. The reason I decided to choose Cottage Fields as the estate agency to be trained by, was that they were accompanied which had core values which I also believed in and I appreciated how they care about ethics in the service they provide. They were also very ambitious and helped me to dream big with my career goals. When I came back to London from Cyprus (after spending four years there) I joined Cottage Fields and have not looked back since. I am intrigued by properties and land development, especially the process of building homes from scratch. I also enjoy football and occasional gaming with friends. I am very committed to continue to improve and learn under the expert tutelage of the Team at Cottage Fields.

Mrs Gina Faint

Department: Management

Department: Management

Working from a young age within sales and management in a family run retail business, it became evident to me that I had a passion for organisation and a love to communicate with people. After giving birth to my first daughter in 2014, I came to realize that I wanted to work closer to home and to spend more time with my children and build memories. Hence, when I was given the opportunity to join the Cottage Fields family and now work within a team who are all wonderful professional individuals, I did not hesitate. My role within the management department is managing the properties and liaising with landlords and tenants and maintaining good healthy relationships. This job is all about working with people, who I absolutely love doing.

Mr Ismaaiil Khodabocus

Department: Lettings & Sales

Department: Lettings & Sales

I am the designated EPC and Inventory Clerk of Cottage Fields. Property is one of my passions, and this is why I pursued the career and became qualified to carry out EPC’s and Inventories. Studying GCSE’s and A Levels at Kingsmead Secondary School in Enfield, as well as living in Enfield my whole life, it was important for me to join a local agency.

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