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OUR PEOPLE

Nest Property

With tertiary educations under each of our belts, at Nest Property we’re not just a pretty face. A wealth of experience and diverse backgrounds will ensure finding your next home will be a pleasant and enjoyable experience. You’ll find your dream home and make a new friend, guaranteed!

Naomi Budden
Founder & Managing Director

Naomi has a Masters Degree in Journalism and a BA Joint Honours in Russian and Spanish from the University of Bristol.

Prior to setting up Nest Property in 2012, Naomi was part of the Residential Property team at Colliers International, Hong Kong. As the daughter of a British Diplomat, Naomi moved around the world frequently and grew accustomed to setting up home in exotic and far-away places. It was during this time that she got a buzz for properties — and unbeknown to her — became an expert in spotting the hidden potential and beauty in ‘bricks and mortar’. Naomi has a keen eye for detail, a love of architecture & interior design and is a relentless researcher. Put together, she is a ferocious property maven.

Naomi’s dogged determination, enthusiasm for property and drive keeps the Nest Team on their tippy toes, ensuring no stone is left unturned when it comes to finding the perfect home and delivering the best customer service to its clients.

William Budden
COO & CTO

Born and raised in Hong Kong, William knows the intricacies and ins and outs of Hong Kong better than most.

With a degree in Graphic Design from Surrey University and 12 years’ experience running his own creative media agency, William has provided creative and digital solutions for the likes of JLL, Colliers International, Knight Frank, Brookfields and over 100 other brands and start-ups in the Asia-Pacific region. His business administration capabilities and knowledge of branding, digital optimization, technology implementation and system processes together with his strategic vision have been the cornerstone of the Nest Property business.

William strives to keep Nest Property armed with the best software, productivity systems and tools to not only succeed but also make best use of time management.

William enjoys meeting new people and has an extensive business and social network, never failing to connect people with shared interests and help out.

Will Robertson
Executive Director

Originally from the UK, Will holds a combined honors degree in Law and Business Management from Liverpool University, making him a great asset when it comes to matters of property law and drafting property agreements. He has a keen eye for details, a thorough knowledge of the Hong Kong property market and strong relationships with both individual and corporate landlords alike.

A seasoned professional, Will is well-placed to understand the specific needs of clients new to Hong Kong and helps make the relocation transition as smooth as possible.

Will enjoys the challenges of complex property acquisitions and negotiations and is one of the best mediators in the industry.

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Jeremy Ray-Zwar
Associate Director

Five years ago, the buzz and the hustle of a thriving metropolis lured this Adelaide man to Hong Kong. From property procurement to sub-division and renovation, Jeremy has been involved in various aspects of real estate for more than a decade.

An experienced property consultant, Jeremy keeps a steady eye on industry related developments and brings to the team an extensive understanding of one of the most competitive real estate markets in the world. He prides himself on his unrelenting work ethic, sharp focus and an array of repeat and referral clients who value him for his proven abilities to deliver in the niche areas of Mid-Levels, South Side and New Territories.

Jeremy’s smooth communication and negotiation skills, topped with an exceptional eye for detail, comes in handy for the finer aspects of marketing, styling and presentation for buying or selling a property.

In his spare time, he can be found working up a sweat in the gym or heading out on a nature trail. Jeremy lives for a good vegetarian meal and, besides chasing the newest property listings, he’s constantly on the hunt for the chicest eateries in town.

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Anna Hunt
Senior Consultant

This Cornish lass is no stranger to the competitive, high-pressured world of real estate. Brimming with energy and enthusiasm, Anna represents the next-generation of real estate consultants and brings a dynamic perspective to the team. Raised in the UK, Anna has gathered a range of business experience — from managing a travel agency, to handling accounts, to being a full-time kindergarten teacher — this girl has done it all!

A graduate in Fashion Retail Management, Anna has a designer’s eye and tremendous thought and consideration for details – skills which helped her seamlessly transition into real estate. Tenacious yet tactful in property negotiations, she is admired for her friendly personality and her natural ability to connect with people. She’ll be your best friend in no time!

Anna made Hong Kong her home in 2017 and loves the excitement which this city has to offer. In her free time, she’s always on the lookout for new mountains to hike, an island to discover or the next best champagne brunch spot.

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Fabienne Meurrens
Senior Consultant

A south of France native, Fabienne has her roots planted in both Hong Kong and New York. Having worked at prestigious museums and art galleries in both Paris and The Big Apple, she has forged a deep understanding of servicing a diverse set of international clients. Much like owning a piece of fine art, buying a home is a prized possession which Fabienne understands all too well; she goes above and beyond to help her clients secure the best deals and offers solutions beyond customary service lines.

She has been working in residential real estate since 2014, first in New York and then in Hong Kong. Besides having a solid grip of the Hong Kong property market in Mid-Levels and the South Side, she is a certified Global Mobility Specialist which gives her an extensive understanding of international moves.

She is proud to be involved in her community and volunteers her time to the French International School where her daughters attend school.

In addition to servicing her real estate clients in Hong Kong and New York, Fabienne lives a good life with her teenage daughters and Belgian husband. Dinner table conversations often run in English, French and Flemish.

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Lewis Chan
Consultant

Born in Canada, having spent his formative years in Hong Kong and then uprooted to the UK for ten years, Lewis is intrinsically aware of what it means to pack up, move half-way across the world and start afresh.

Lewis graduated from Loughborough University, Leicestershire, with an honours degree in Management Sciences, thereafter, finding his passion and true calling for real estate. For his Master’s Degree, he was admitted to the prestigious Cass Business School to further his studies in Real Estate Investment. Not only did he pass with distinction, the fact that he did so in the pandemic year with the suspension of face-to-face classes speaks volumes about his resilience, dogged determination and dedication to property education.

With a comprehensive professional education under his belt, Lewis brings to the table a strong local knowledge of Hong Kong, a profound understanding of the emerging industry trends, well-rounded agent skills and excellent communication skills. He constantly taps on his negotiation and networking abilities and always prioritizes his clients over everything else. Dedicated to providing excellent end-to-end client services, Lewis has quickly established himself as one of the promising new consultants to look out for in the luxury Hong Kong real estate market.

Lewis stays with his family in Happy Valley and, when not scouring neighbourhoods for the latest exciting properties, he can be found getting his football fix with pals. He’s played for the South China Football Club in Hong Kong and represented Loughborough University Futsal Team in the UK. Lewis is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

 

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Mané Ryatt
Consultant

Born and raised in London, Mané started her career in investment banking almost two decades ago. While the banking job paid the bills, her passion for design and luxury living led her to working with 5-star boutique hotels in 2016, and not long after the luxury real estate market called at her door. Her vast corporate experience has made her a maven in client servicing, and as a long-term landlady she’s well abreast of the nuances of negotiation and armed with an ability to iron-out risks even before they arise. In this competitive property market, Mané’s well-tuned ear and drive are what you need to get deals over the line. Keep her by your side!

Mané currently lives in Sai Kung with her husband Brian and their adopted cat-baby, Doods. In the pre-pandemic world, she would jump on a plane in a heartbeat to fulfil her travel wanderlust but is now channelling that same energy in to real estate. And with an Interior Design diploma under her belt she can not only find your new home but also help maximise its potential with her design ideas and suggestions.

When not analysing floorpans and colour-palettes, Mané can be found enjoying the amazing hikes and beaches in her local Sai Kung.

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Anna Hunt
Senior Consultant

This Cornish lass is no stranger to the competitive, high-pressured world of real estate. Brimming with energy and enthusiasm, Anna represents the next-generation of real estate consultants and brings a dynamic perspective to the team.

Raised in the UK, Anna has gathered a range of business experience — from managing a travel agency, to handling accounts, to being a full-time kindergarten teacher — this girl has done it all!

A graduate in Fashion Retail Management, Anna has a designer’s eye and tremendous thought and consideration for details – skills which helped her seamlessly transition into real estate. Tenacious yet tactful in property negotiations, she is admired for her friendly personality and her natural ability to connect with people. She’ll be your best friend in no time!

Anna made Hong Kong her home in 2017 and loves the excitement which this city has to offer. In her free time, she’s always on the lookout for new mountains to hike, an island to discover or the next best champagne brunch spot.

Kyle Sullivan

Kyle Sullivan
Consultant

Simon Lorenz

Simon Lorenz
Consultant

Hubert Cheng

Hubert Cheng
Associate

Hubert is a Canadian born Hong Konger, blessed with the ability to not only speak but understand the differing cultural connotations when speaking in Cantonese, Mandarin or English, all of which he’s fluent in. Having then completed his BA in Business Management in the UK, moving countries is something he is well accustomed to and relocating is second nature to him.

His international exposure and language capabilities give him an upper hand when managing property negotiations and providing additional local insights. With his vast experience in various countries and industries he has gained formidable skills which contribute to his finesse and expertise.

Understanding the stresses of moving countries, he focusses on the ease of the process with local insights, language and cultural nuances. Hubert is an expert with various locations in Hong Kong, having the foresight and in-depth knowledge to assist you in finding the best home for you and your family.

Hubert is an active golfer; when not searching for a client’s dream home you can find him on some of Hong Kong’s most prestigious golf courses during the weekend or exploring some of the city’s finer bar and grills.