Staff Profiles

  • Steven Jakar

    Owner

    About Steven Jakar

    Steven started the business in 1991, and then bought his partner, Michael, out in 2001. Thanks to his devoted and loyal staff, the business has continued to flourish. Away from the office, Steven has been happily married for over 32 years and aside from his two daughters, his other loves are golf, skiing and football.
  • Helen Harris

    Office Manager

    About Helen Harris

    Helen has been in the industry since 1986. Both living and working in the borough for the majority of that time. She joined Michael Steven in 2001 and quickly settled in to take over the Lettings and Management department.

    With her vast experience and numerous qualifications, she oversees the team with an iron rod and a smile!
    When she is not working Helen is tending after her two girls, husband and her loving dog. She also spends some evenings at her local gym where she is a qualified instructor.
  • Johanna Watson

    Senior Management Control

    About Johanna Watson

    Johanna started at the traditional office of Keen & Basset, which was an associate office of ours, in 1990 and was, in the main, running the busy building soc where she also dabbed her hand in their Estate Agency department. Michael Steven were very fortunate to employ her services when the owner retired in 2011,

    She has since become an integral part of our team, and both Helen and Johanna run our lettings and management department, in a professional way that we are very proud of,

    Jo grew up just around the corner from the office and is a loyal season ticket holder of West Ham football club, which she attends with her husband, and she loves nothing more than walking her dogs.
  • Belinda Stokes

    Sales Manager

    About Belinda Stokes

    Belinda has been selling homes for Michael Steven since 2006. Her unbridled knowledge and enthusiasm has helped many people move over the years and the array of thank you cards she receives endorse Belinda’s natural empathy she shares with her clients
    Outside the office, Belinda loves her music and and can be seen on the dance floor, around different parts of the country, with her northern soul cronies.
  • Peter Wells

    About Peter Wells

    A builder of some repute is extremely hard to find and we are lucky enough to have one on board with us. It is not only the girls who often refer to him as Perfect Pete. His mastering of most trades ensures that all management repairs, general repairs and refurbishments are carried out to the highest of standards.

    Outside the office, when Pete is not attending to his wife, 6 children and 2 grandchildren, he is most competitive; however he has not yet got used to coming second behind Steven, in any out of office events.
  • Elle Lewis

    Trainee Negotiator

    About Elle Lewis

    Elle joined the team a short while ago and she brings a breath of fresh air into the office with her radiant smile, both in person and on the phone.

    Away from the office she loves shopping with her friends and listens to all types of music.