Chris Gurney, MARLA MNAEA - Director
My involvement in residential property investment began just prior to sitting my A-level exams! On my 18th birthday I received an inheritance from a long deceased grandparent and followed my mothers' advice to acquire a property in Cambridge (prices were a mere fraction of those of today!).
Having greatly enjoyed leading and participating in the refurbishment of this super Victorian house I rented rooms to friends to generate income and, with a mortgage this time, repeated the process!
By the time of completing the second renovation I was utterly hooked on property and began my career in residential property sales in one of Cambridge's well known firms as an office junior.
With a years' experience and a growing passion for the industry I moved to a larger corporate organisation and progressed from accompanying viewings to valuing and directly negotiating for my clients giving a true feeling of satisfaction that I really was helping them and making a difference, changing their view of this unpopular industry!
It was a chance meeting in a sandwich shop with my colleague of old, my now co-director Alistair Brown, which brought me to Tylers.
With Tylers I have witnessed the introduction of property sales and lettings computer software along with marketing websites and exponential growth in both interest in the industry and capital values of Cambridge homes.
Tylers gave a fantastic working environment and with a growing personal lettings portfolio I was privileged to have the offer of a full partnership and the responsibility of starting the lettings side of the business!
There has to be a life outside of work and I'm delighted to be married with three amazing children and an active lifestyle with running, cycling and skiing giving an exhilarating life away from property.