Meet The Team
Mark | Director
Mark is an experienced landlord having owned and managed his own residential portfolio in Glasgow over the last 10 years. He has bought over 20 properties in that period and although some have been renovated to sell or “flipped” the majority have remained in his portfolio. He has experience of all types of properties from new builds to tenements and flats to houses. Having viewed, analysed and offered on hundreds of properties over the last decade, his knowledge of the Glasgow property rental market is extensive and expert.
In June 2015 Mark started Shanta Letting to manage not only his own portfolio but other landlords with the goal of “treating each property as if it were his own”. The business has grown at a fast but steady rate with many new instructions coming from landlords delighted with the service they have received. Building the business from the ground up, Mark is truly dedicated to each and every client and property. Shanta Letting looks after and, being a landlord itself, fully understands and acknowledges every aspect of the rental market. In addition, Mark’s keen social conscience and determination to make a difference sees him working with Shelter in a new initiative to improve some aspects of social housing. He is also dedicated to keeping professional standards high and has enrolled in only the second intake of the Letwell Chartered Institute of Housing Qualification to become an Accredited Letting Agent.
In his personal life, he married Gayle whom he describes as his “sounding board” and “key to success” in 2010. Their daughter, Sophie was born in 2014 and their son Blair in 2016. He is keen amateur footballer and is captain of local side Giffnock North. Two out of his 7 Scotland Amateur caps hang proudly on his office wall.
Mark prides himself as being transparent, reliable and contactable and would welcome any enquiry or conversation. He can be reached at:
Gayle | Director
2018 sees Gayle finally join the team on a permanent basis having left her career in sales. Gayle has spent the last 10+ years building a career in sales and marketing and most recently worked as a Regional Manager for a household brand so brings with her lots of experience and skills.
Having worked with Mark to build their personal portfolio, Gayle has been involved in every aspect of purchasing, renovating and leasing property over the last 10 years. She has been involved in every step of the launch of Shanta Letting, particularly in branding and marketing. Gayle has a keen eye for detail and design and particularly enjoys refurb projects. Both Mark and Gayle are excited to continue to build the business and offer first rate service.
Outside of work Gayle is very busy with their two young children Sophie and Blair and enjoys going to the gym and holidaying in the sun.
Jayne | Property Manager
Jayne joins us from the jewellery industry where she spent 7 years as a Sales Consultant. Her Property Manager role within Shanta Letting covers a number of key tasks such as organising and carrying out viewings and inspections, property listings, liaising with tenants, tenant referencing and general office and property management. Jayne is highly motivated, pragmatic and very organised. This coupled with her excellent communication skills and strong background in customer service makes her a fantastic asset to the team.
Jayne is native of Wellington, New Zealand and therefore a proud “All Blacks” supporter. Outside of work, Jaynes 3 year old son Zac keeps her very busy!
Michael MacKenzie | Letting Assistant
Michael joins us from a hospitality background with over 10 years customer service experience. He has recently started his own property investment journey with his wife doing refurbishments and buy to let properites in and around Glasgow and hopes to continue to build their portfolio.
As a landlord himself, he has experience in dealing with many aspects of property development, maintenance and project management.
As a letting agent, Michaels’ role is to carry out viewing and inspections, general office duties and provide an excellent service for both landlords and tenants.
Jamie | Viewing Agent
Jamie is Shanta Letting’s trusted viewing agent. He is an experienced buy to let landlord and property investor himself and this makes him ideal for the role as he is able to answer any questions viewers have about particular aspects of the property. He is also Shanta Letting’s inventory specialist and has been trained by the creator of the ISurvey app which he uses to conduct the photographic property inspections.