Staff: Shields Student Homes
Please find below our friendly and professional team.
Jason Faulkner MA, BSc Hons, MInstLM - Branch Manager
I have joined the Shields team after completing a 22 year career in the armed forces. During this time I have continuously developed my skills to become a highly Professional Manager. My areas of expertise include: Facilities Management, Project Management and Most recently Operations Management. I am very process driven and customer focused, enjoying successfully improving process delivery in a number of high octane environments.
As the Branch Manager, I now oversee all aspects of the lettings process from the Lenton Student Homes office and I am continually working to improve the service for both tenants and Landlords, by implementing new systems to enhance the service that we provide. My role includes interaction with Nottingham City Council on matters relating to compliance issues and directly with Landlords regarding improvements to their properties to ensure an ever increasing standard of accommodation in line with the UNIPOL/DASH Code.
My family and I are originally from Nottingham. I am very passionate about this city and I have a strong geographical knowledge. I have a BSc (Hons) in Social Science and Social policy, this included Understanding Cities and Town Planning. I also have a Masters Degree in Business Management, which has provided a sound commercial awareness. In addition I also have experience of successfully developing a number of my own properties.
It is my intention to continually improve within the lettings field, develop my team and continue to grow our presence.
Please feel free to contact me at the Lenton office on 0115 941 1177, on my mobile 07779 051893 or drop me an email.
Laura Barker - Lettings Manager
I joined Shields and Co in 2010 as a trainee Lettings Coordinator. My role involved taking new tenants out to view our properties and arranging contract signings in office. As the front of house staff, I also dealt with all day to day enquiries from both tenants and landlords, and was responsible for completing any office administrational duties.
Since then I have worked hard to excel at my job, and have gained a vast amount of knowledge of the student lettings market in and around Nottingham.
In 2012 I was promoted to Lettings Manager. My position now involves seeking out and taking on new business for the company, as well as managing the lettings team and looking after marketing. I aim to proactively increase and improve on Shields & Co’s student property portfolio. I spend each day liaising with landlords and carrying out valuations of their properties; always seeking to offer them advice on how to boost the standard of their properties with a view to getting them let year on year.
If you would like to arrange a valuation of your student property, please email , or call the office on 0115 941 1177.
Tom Bramley BSc (Hons) - Property Manager
I joined Shields & Co in August 2010 as Property Manager for the Shields Student Homes team.
My role entails managing and co-ordinating maintenance works for our ever expanding portfolio of student accommodation; liaising with Landlords, tenants and contractors alike to ensure a swift conclusion to any maintenance related matters.
Having grown up in Nottingham and attended Nottingham Trent University here I am not only very familiar with the area but I also understand student expectations relating to their accommodation.
I studied Real Estate Management at Nottingham Trent University, specialising in Commercial and Industrial Property with an interest towards Sustainable Developments and Services and my degree course incorporated a year’s work experience in the commercial and industrial sector. I graduated as a Commercial Property Surveyor in 2009 and have since transferred my skill set to the residential market in which I hope to establish a long term career.
To contact the Shields Student Homes Property Management team please call me on 0115 941 1177, on my mobile 07581 458450 or email me.
Luisa Palagano - Lettings Administrator
I joined Shields Student Homes in February 2012.
As the Lettings Administrator I work alongside the Lettings Manager in all aspects of our letting service including; arranging and conducting viewings with the students, liaising between the students and Landlords to negotiate rents and overseeing the signing of Tenancy Agreements.
I am the first point of contact for anyone either visiting or calling the office and I pride myself in providing a friendly and professional service.
I have extensive experience in customer service and as the newest member of the Shields Student Homes team I am looking forward to gaining further experience and knowledge of the residential lettings market.
If you’re looking for student accommodation in Nottingham please call me at our Lenton office on 0115 941 1177, on my mobile 07794 099912 or send me an email.
Ian Barlow - Maintenance
I have been working with Shields since 2007 and you will often see me dashing about in my van, attending to the everyday maintenance issues that may arise within our ever growing portfolio of Student and Residential lettings properties.
I was born and bred in Nottingham so I know the area like the back of my hand. I’ve had 10 years of previous experience in the Property Maintenance sector working for the likes of Nottingham City Homes and large construction companies.
When I’m not working I’m a bit of a gardening fanatic and take great pride in growing my own fruit and vegetables.
For any maintenance related enquiries please contact the Shields Student Homes Property management team on 0115 941 1177 or on my mobile 07794 099886.
Rachel Weston - Maintenance Administrator
I joined Shields & Co in January 2012 as the Maintenance Administrator for the Shields Student Homes.
My role is very customer services focused, managing and coordinating maintenance works for our ever expanding portfolio of student accommodation; liaising with tenants and contractors alike to ensure a swift conclusion to any maintenance related matters.
To contact the Shields Student Homes Property Management team please call me on 0115 941 1177 (option 2) 1pm – 5pm or email me.