Guy van der Westhuizen
Guy established Ivy Lettings in June 2009 following a career in the City, working first as a finance lawyer at London law firm Linklaters then at US investment bank Morgan Stanley. He moved into real estate purely by chance after his efforts to short let his own apartment revealed that no London lettings agency executed these lettings well. He has hugely enjoyed growing Ivy Lettings and his current day-to-day job is managing his talented team (see below) and ensuring Ivy strives to deliver impeccable service to both its tenants and property owners.
Emma joined Ivy in early 2012 following careers in marketing at Savills and the online financial services start up, Borro. Thus the dynamic world of Ivy Lettings merges her joint interests in property and entrepreneurship. Born in London and a History of Art graduate, she has a passion for and vast knowledge of the city, its art galleries and historic attractions.
Tom moved to London and took up his position at Ivy Lettings at the start of 2013, enjoying the excitement of moving to the city and a starting new job all at same time. Having graduated in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Exeter in 2011, Tom spent the following year working and travelling widely in South America to add to his growing list of travel experiences. Enjoying challenges and new, diverse environments, Tom hopes that being part of the Ivy Lettings team will allow him to develop his skills and explore everything London has to offer.
Originally from New Zealand, Alyce joined Ivy in early 2013 after moving to London over three years ago to live, work and explore the world beyond the Pacific Ocean. Having worked as an au pair for two years and graduated with a Masters in Journalism from the University of Westminster in 2012, she brings her unwavering patience and writing skills to the Ivy Lettings team.
Natalie joined Ivy in summer 2013 following a role as a PR Executive at an international public relations and communications agency. Having worked in Sydney and New York as well as travelling extensively, Natalie is now keen to ensure that visitors to London experience the capital at its best. She read History at Durham University and enjoys spending time in London’s art galleries and museums.
Beatrice joined the Ivy team in August 2013. A recent graduate from Worcester College, Oxford, where she read French and Italian, Beatrice went on to work for a tutoring agency and as a freelance translator. Excited by the prospect of acquiring new skills whilst exercising her creative capabilities, Beatrice brings her multilingual talents and general enthusiasm to the Ivy Lettings team.
Alice joins the team as the second recruit from Exeter University, where she studied History. Having previously taught kite-surfing in the wind mecca of Tarifa and worked in brand management at the Extreme Sports Company, Alice hopes to bring her energy and enthusiasm into the Ivy office. Inspired by the niche the Ivy team is filling she is keen to help as many people as possible experience London as a home away from home.
London born and bred, branch-manager Ari joined the Ivy team in 2012. His knowledge of London parks and scenic city walks is unprecedented and he brings an unrivalled energy to the team. He spends his spare time trotting around London sniffing out the best eateries, restaurants and dog-friendly bars.