Our Team

At Cassidy and Tate it is our belief that an estate agent is only as good as its people. From across our branches in Hertfordshire and London we can tap into more than 50 years of experience in the property business, much of it gained working from the biggest names in estate agency. Thus we can confidently provide specialist advice in all aspects of Residential, Commercial, New Home and Land sales.  Please select any member of staff below to get some more background information and their contact details.

Stuart Cassidy

Stuart Cassidy

Director of Land & New Homes

Born and bred in St. Albans, Stuart started his career with one of the largest Estate Agents in the UK. Completing almost 10 years service there, he successfully worked his way up the ladder and achieved Partner status before launching his own business. He has established himself as one of the area’s premier Estate Agents primarily through his attention to detail in providing an unparalleled level of customer service and efficient sales ability. He would welcome the opportunity to take care of your sales and /or letting requirements. Stuart still resides in the city of St. Albans and enjoys all the local amenities

Email: stuart@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 228428

David Tate

David Tate

Director of Sales

After graduating from Buckinghamshire University, David started his career working for a large national Estate Agency in St Albans and then an independent Estate Agent. David has built up an outstanding knowledge of all aspects of the Sales and Lettings industry within St Albans. With high levels of expertise, he has earned an enviable and dynamic reputation alongside a successful proven track record. David is truly local, having attended primary and secondary schools in St. Albans. He is well travelled, enjoys many sporting activities and has been involved with notable charity events.

Email: david@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 228428

Nick Masters

Nick Masters

Director - Wheathampstead

Nick has lived in Harpenden and latterly Wheathampstead for over 30 years. He went to Roundwood Park school and has been in the property industry since completing his education in 1994. He started as a junior negotiator in Hemel Hempstead and worked there for three years before moving to Harpenden in 1997. In 2003 he set up his own business in Wheathampstead and has gone from strength to strength offering high levels of customer service. Many vendors have come back to Nick time and again over the years. He has a vast depth of knowledge and experience covering both residential sales and lettings.

Email: nick@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01582 831200

Kris Bartos

Kris Bartos

Sales Manager

Having gained a degree in 1987 Kris joined a highly successful Independent Estate Agency in Buckinghamshire. After a number of years managing ‘High End’ offices around The Chalfonts area Kris moved to St Albans where he spent nearly 10 years before setting up his own business. Having sold the business Kris was delighted to be back in St Albans which he considers to be a vibrant, charming and interesting city, which is a wonderful place to work in.  With over 30 years experience his knowledge and understanding of the property market is invaluable when dealing with delicate negotiations and looking after what is usually someones  greatest asset. Outside of work Kris enjoys spending time with his family, walking along The Downs, travelling, and supporting his football club which will remain anonymous!

Email: kris@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 832383

Mark Purton

Mark Purton

Assistant Branch Manager

Mark’s agency career started 8 years ago at the tender age of 20, for an independent company in Finsbury Park. There Mark acquired a wealth of comprehension and experience in both aspects of the sales and lettings market. Born and bred in Hertfordshire, Mark wanted to utilize his excellent communication skills, eagerness, and mature approach within the St. Albans area. Mark quickly became an essential part of our team, bestowing exceptional customer service. Out of office hours, Mark can be found outside, in all weathers, either on a golf course or playing football.

Email: mark@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 832383

Gemma Stuart

Gemma Stuart

Lettings Associate

Having worked in the lettings business for over 9 years, Gemma has obtained an immense knowledge within this industry. In 2008 Gemma joined a St. Albans based estate agents as a senior lettings negotiator, where after 2 years, Gemma’s zeal, diligence and comprehension, consolidated with exceptional results, gained her the position of Lettings Manager within the Harpenden Branch. Gemma prides herself on providing an efficient and high level of customer service to both Landlords and Tenants. Born & educated in St. Albans, Gemma later moved to Harpenden with her family. She now resides in Markyate, where when not working, she can be found caring for her 2 year old daughter.

Email: gemmas@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 228428

Stephen Malyon

Stephen Malyon

Head of Property Management

Stephen manages our growing portfolio of fully managed properties, treating each one as if it were his own while believing that every tenancy is a relationship built on trust.  His property management style is very hands-on and is often onsite inspecting issues first-hand.

Being born in St Albans, growing up in Fleetville and now living in the city centre, Stephen continues to witness the city grow and change.  His journey with property began in 2001, gaining much of his experience and industry qualifications with a former family-owned estate agency in St Albans.

When he is not our landlords’ personal property manager, Stephen enjoys most things St Albans and is always training for next year’s half marathon, digging over his allotment, or learning something new.

Email: stephen@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 228 428

Duncan Cohen

Duncan Cohen

Assistant Manager

A highly credentialed member of the sales team, Duncan offers his clients a winning combination of professionalism and local knowledge.

Having proven to be an adept negotiator with a genuine enthusiasm for the industry, he is well placed for the versatile St. Albans property market. Duncan believes “Every sale benefits from the discipline of pro-active marketing from the earliest stages”

Raised and Educated in Harpenden, Duncan can be found most evenings keeping active in his local gym.

Email: duncan@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 228428

Lina Vetere

Lina Vetere

Administrator Land & New Homes

Lina is an integral member of the team providing key administration and sales support to the Directors of the company. Lina is familiar to many residents in Marshalswick following a successful 12 year career within Estate Agency in the local area and is passionate about delivering first class customer service whilst offering a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Outside of work, Lina resides in St. Albans with her husband, son, daughter and pet chickens! A close family, they enjoy entertaining guests, dining out and are keen participants at the gym.

Email: lina@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 228428

Amar Shingadia

Amar Shingadia

Mortgage Advisor

Amar became fully qualified to give advice and recommendations on Mortgages and Protection in 2005. Now with over 10 years of experience in the industry Amar has decided to return to the City where it all started for him. His love for St Albans has brought him back and he is also now looking to settle in the city with his wife and two young children. After working through the booming market years in St Albans and in London during the recession, Amar has gained exceptional experience and lender knowledge due to the diversity of clients he has helped over the years. He has excellent knowledge of buy to let and residential mortgages as well as remortgages. He has a customer-centric approach which has helped him to establish a loyal client base. Appointments are available in branch however Amar is happy to do home visits on request.

Email: amar@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 832383

Caroline Lee

Caroline Lee

Sales & Administration

Caroline is also a local resident having moved from Harpenden to Wheathampstead 15 years ago. Her son is educated locally and a member of many clubs and societies. She is the back bone of the office with superb organisational skills and with her keen eye for detail Caroline ensures the smooth running of the office. On her days off she can be often found pottering around her allotment or helping out with local charities.

Email: wheathampstead@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01582 831200

Ricky Veale

Ricky Veale

Assistant Lettings Manager

Ricky epitomizes integrity, energy and hard work in every detail of estate agency. Ricky grew up in North London and moved to Hertfordshire when he was 10 years old. It was in Hertfordshire that he started is sales career at the age of 18 with one of the largest Estate Agents in the UK. He has continued rising and now has eight years of experience of working in Hertfordshire.  Ricky is passionate about the needs and goals of his clients and prides himself on giving excellent customer service and consistent communication to ensure a positive experience for all parties whether it be a vendor, landlord, purchaser or applicant, giving them the least amount of stress.

Ricky resides in Hertfordshire with his girlfriend and his dog. When not working Ricky and his girlfriend love to try out new restaurants and going to the theatre. Sundays you will find Ricky on the football pitch where he plays and captains his local football team.

Email: ricky@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 228428

Jacqui Grant

Jacqui Grant

Sales & Lettings

Jacqui moved to Wheathampstead in 1988 and got married at St.Helens Church. She has two children that were educated locally and has a vast network of friends. Having moved three times within the village Jacqui is well qualified to answer any questions on the local schools and facilities. Indeed she is a keen tennis player and is a member of the local club.

Email: wheathampstead@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01582 831200

Helena O’Brien

Helena O’Brien

Land & New Homes

Helena has been working in the St Albans property market for over 15 years; there isn’t a school catchment, Ofsted rating or parking condition she could not tell you about. 

Helena prides herself on being honest and determined in providing first class, personal service to our clients from registration right through to completion to ensure strong client relations throughout the process; Thus advising the right path for each individual.  She loves nothing more than seeing first time buyers return to buy family homes and forever homes.  

Helena resides in St Albans and when not practicing Pilates she can mostly be found walking her dog in Verulamium or enjoying time with her four grand-children. 

Email: helena@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 228428

Frances Lees

Frances Lees

Accountants Department

Frances has over 30 years experience in the bookkeeping business which started in a small local company 26 years ago. Frances started with C & T in 2012 and has become a fundamental instrument within the company working between the office and home. She was born in London and raised in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield  where she now resides with her husband, pet cat and five chickens! Frances has one daughter who lives close by. When not applying her bookkeeping skills Frances can be found in the garden, and has a keen interest in genealogy.

Email: francis@cassidyandtate.co.uk

Phone: 01727 228428