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Asset Management

Twining House
294 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 7ED

Tel: 01865 727272

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
9.00am - 6.00pm

Meet the Team

Katie Leppard

Katie Leppard MRICS

Managing Director (Asset Management)

07979 525932

Katie set up the Asset Management & Consultancy division of Breckon & Breckon in 2009 and was previously a Partner in a national firm of Chartered Surveyors.  She has been based in Oxford for over 20 years having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor up in Cheshire.  She has successfully grown the Asset Management business to manage in excess of £200m of property assets and her team provide professional services for a broad range of clients across the residential, commercial and rural property sectors.  Outside work, Katie can often be found wielding her racquets on the real tennis court at Merton College and the lawn tennis courts at North Oxford.



Michelle van den Houten

Business Operations Manager

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Michelle travelled all the way from South Africa to come and work in the Asset Management Division. Having built up a great deal of experience as a property manager looking after the interests of our clients throughout Oxfordshire, Michelle is now our Business Operations Manager putting her enviable organisational skills to good use as we continue to grow. When not working Michelle can be found exploring all that Oxford has to offer and enjoys spending time with her family.

Ed Hughes MIRPM

Senior Property Manager

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Ed brings a wealth of experience to our Asset Management team having worked in challenging and demanding property management roles across London and the South East over the last 14 years. He has hit the ground running since he arrived, getting to know our large portfolio of properties and forging strong relationships with clients, contractors and customers at all levels.

Outside of work, Ed is a family man who loves nothing more than spending quality time with his wife and young son.  He also tries to fit in some time for his other passions – travel, music & mountain biking.

Zac Payne

Zac Payne

Property Manager

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Zac joined us from the leisure industry and has been able to transfer his skills to property management with ease. Eager to learn and somewhat unflappable, Zac’s level headed and practical thinking is a great asset to our team. Outside work, Zac is a cycle speedway champion having represented Great Britain at various events around the world. His home club is at Horspath where he is very much involved.

Nicky Wishart

Accounts Assistant

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Originally from Eynsham, Nicky joined us in May 2020 to support Karen in our accounts team. He is currently studying at Nottingham Trent University for a degree in Accounting and Finance with a view to becoming a chartered accountant.  Nicky’s strong work ethic is a great asset in our team and his passion for numbers and attention to detail ensures our clients continue to be well supported and reassured with all aspects of finance. Outside work Nicky has volunteered in youth work for many years and is a qualified lifeguard often found working at pools in and around Oxford over the weekends.

Karen Baker

Property Management Accountant

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Karen has a wealth of experience in all things accounts and is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.  A Scot through and through, her no nonsense, honest and straightforward approach is an enormous asset to our team. Karen has not only embraced a change in our accounts and property management software to move the company forward, but copes admirably with everything the property managers challenge her with on a daily basis.  Outside work Karen enjoys rural living with her family and always has a project on the go.

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