Our Story

James Laurence is an independent, reassuringly local estate and letting agent based in Birmingham and prides itself on providing a complete customer service experience. Established in 2004, James Laurence began in the Jewellery Quarter as a family-run branch, and has grown into a successful estate agency whilst maintaining traditional values. You can rest assured that your dedicated James Laurence team will use its industry knowledge and professional expertise, combined with excellent standards, to exceed expectations, providing you with friendly, honest advice you can trust, whether you are a vendor, landlord, buyer or tenant. Local is at the heart of everything we do. Visit one of our two branches in Chad Square in the heart of leafy Edgbaston or our Birmingham office in the historic Jewellery Quarter and see how James Laurence can help you.

Meet our team

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Managing Director, David Gibbins
Managing Director, David Gibbins
David Gibbins
Managing Director
David set up the company at the age of 21 and, 13 years later, has expanded the company on a number of fronts, notably with the Edgbaston branch acquisition providing two branches in affluent areas that perform very well in terms of market share.
Associate Director, Andy McHugo
Associate Director, Andy McHugo
Andy McHugo
Associate Director
Having been with the company for a total of over 10 years, Andy is dedicated and passionate about customer service. The go to person for selling your home in Harborne, Edgbaston and surrounding areas, setting the tone, traditional and honest in approach, with a passion for family and property.
Area Lettings Manager, Emily Beech
Area Lettings Manager, Emily Beech
Emily Beech
Area Lettings Manager
Priding herself on building and maintaining positive relationships with both property investors and tenants. Emily offers professional landlord advice within Harborne, Edgbaston and the City centre, having a wealth of experience in these areas. After dark you can expect to find her networking and enjoying the fabulous restaurants across the city.
Sales Manager, City centre branch, Lee Astle
Sales Manager, City centre branch, Lee Astle
Lee Astle
Sales Manager, City centre branch
Lee has been selling property in the niche Birmingham city centre market for over six years, from historic luxury developments to the emerging urban hubs in changing markets. Don’t underestimate his warm approach and loveable personality, Lee is the “go to” man for city centre property.
Senior Property Consultant, Athina Morse
Senior Property Consultant, Athina Morse
Athina Morse
Senior Property Consultant
With many reviews and multiple recognised customer service awards, I take a different approach to most and offer my customers a friendly face accompanied by a hand to hold throughout the entire sales process.
Head of Property Management, City Centre Branch, Melissa Langham
Head of Property Management, City Centre Branch, Melissa Langham
Melissa Langham
Head of Property Management, City Centre Branch
Having managed properties and lettings teams over the last few years, managing at James Laurence is the perfect fit for Melissa. It matches her aspirations for successfully looking after landlords properties whilst doing it with professionalism and integrity.
Property Manager, Sarah Hall
Property Manager, Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall
Property Manager
A rarity in the industry whose “sale” for the day would be to arrange the property leak to be fixed or a tenancy electrical issue resolved. She looks after all of the landlords properties by day and by night/weekend she is a loving mother to a gorgeous little boy.
Senior Lettings Consultant, Shannon Williams
Senior Lettings Consultant, Shannon Williams
Shannon Williams
Senior Lettings Consultant
The latest recruit in the James Laurence team but instead of having to make the tea she was “performer of the month” in her first month which gives you an idea of her approach. Meticulous and likeable, watch this space for a rising star in the property industry.
Property consultant, Edgbaston, Reece Parkinson
Property consultant, Edgbaston, Reece Parkinson
Reece Parkinson
Property consultant, Edgbaston
Having a good grounding in customer facing industries, Reece found his calling in the property industry, liaising daily with customers with a focus of selling properties in Edgbaston and surrounding areas. Reece offers humour, attention to detail and a great attitude to being part of a team.
Word from a Developer
Word from a Developer
Word from a Developer

Our successes over the last 12 months

Word from a Developer

At Cedar Homes Ltd we pride ourselves as a small bespoke high-quality Building Development Company usually building one Development at a time. Since 1985 we have built over 115 dwellings and since 2004 we have specialized in conversions and new build in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham City Centre. In 2011 we won a Birmingham City Council Built in Quality Award Winner for Restoration and Conversion Category for " The Minories" Project in Warstone Lane. Our recent Elizabeth Place new build luxury Townhouse Development in Tenby Street North has been very well received as our sixth JQ Development and all 14 four stories 4 bedrooms,4 bathrooms, 2 balcony townhouses are now sold. These houses have, as before, offering luxury living for discerning individualists in the City. The Lead Marketing Agency involved has been James Laurence with its multi-office base in Birmingham City Centre. Over many years we have worked...

Hear from the people that we have helped

Mrs R Owen

We wanted to write to formally thank you and the team for the work you did on our behalf to retrieve the rental deposit for us after our tenant took f...

Mrs R Owen

Tina Martin

We have just completed on the sale of our first home and there is no estate agent that could come close to the level of service and professionalism we...

Tina Martin

Nipull Bhatt

I have recently finished my tenancy and wanted to say that the team who looked after me at James Laurence were absolutely fantastic. From initially vi...

Nipull Bhatt

Shefali Oza

I’d just like to thank Andy, Athina and Reece at James Lawrence for their professionalism both during my purchase and for my sale . Throughout, ...

Shefali Oza

Tabitha Simpson

Thank you Athina for your help. I don’t believe our sale would have gone through without you. We did have a sale fall through first before you t...

Tabitha Simpson

Jack Fryer

Athina Morse went above and beyond the call of estate agent duty to make our sale happen. We would not hesitate to use her services again.

Jack Fryer

Mrs R Skinner

For sales, Andy McHugo and his team are first-class. Andy is highly professional, eager to sell with a fantastic knowledge of the Birmingham housing m...

Mrs R Skinner

Mrs C Stavrou

James Laurence lettings is definitely amongst the most professional and trustworthy agents I have ever encountered! I cannot emphasise enough how good...

Mrs C Stavrou

Mr H Vernon

If only all estate agents were like James Laurence! The level of service on both sales and letting is outstanding. We have several investment properti...

Mr H Vernon

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Mrs R Owen

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Tina Martin

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Tabitha Simpson

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