Meet the Team

Senior Management Team     

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Matthew Payne

Managing Director
Matthew joined Lauristons sixteen years ago having worked for Connells, working initially in the Wimbledon Sales department before taking on the responsibility of looking after all sales and lettings activities in Putney as well as Wimbledon.  In 2005 Matthew was appointed Sales and Lettings Director and in 2009 became the Lettings Director for the business.  During this time Lauristons became part of the LSL group of companies.  The extra investment provided by LSL facilitated the acquistion of two local businesses for Lauristons in 2013.  In 2014, Matthew was appointed Managing Director, and is now looking forward to many more exciting projects in the pipeline for all the stakeholders in the business, the first of which in 2015 was the opening of Lauristons new Kennington office.
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Darren Baker

Group Sales Director Battersea Sales
Darren has been with Lauristons since 2002 and working in the property industry since 1999.  Darren started his career with Lauristons as a Sales Negotiator in Teddington, before moving to the Fulham office and quickly taking over the day to day running as Sales Manager.  In 2006 Darren took on the challenge of the New Homes Department and ensured the continued success of the department through varying market conditions, resulting in promotion to Head of Land and New Homes in 2012.  In 2013 Darren was invited to join the Board of Directors as Land and New Homes Director.
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Silvia Eldawi

Lettings Director
Silvia began her Lettings career in 2002 with an independent company in West London. She rapidly progressed to become Lettings Director within five years and subsequently led the business to securing the first Times/Sunday Times Lettings Agency of The Year Award. Silvia joined Lauristons in 2014 and is responsible for the growth and development of the Lettings and Property Management division, forging and nurturing relationships with key clients, major home developers and asset management companies. Silvia has an active voice within the lettings industry, particularly for her pioneering use of social media platforms, and is regularly invited to speak at national industry events and conferences to share market insights and best practices for letting agents.
Call Balham 020 8772 9373
Call Battersea 020 7978 5800
Call Kennington 020 7385 2296
Call Putney 020 8780 8780
Call Wimbledon 020 8946 9468
Call New Homes 020 8879 9099