Director Marius Foster joined the company as a negotiator in 1996 working alongside Edward. They grew the business and incorporated the lettings department as another string to Hilton's bow and in 2014 he became a director. He and Edward pride themselves on delivering a bespoke, highly professional service to all of their clients to accommodate each individual customers requirements.
Born and bred in Brighton, Marius has extensive local knowledge and has gained vast experience over the years, he is friendly, approachable and always happy to help. He believes that you should treat people how you would like to be treated yourself.
Edward joined John Hilton in 1972, he took over the business in 1988 and has seen the estate agency business evolve considerably in the last 40 years. Masses of experience in the industry to give the best possible advice on all aspects of moving.
Calm under pressure a strong negotiator and very capable of delivering the best results for our clients. Edward has taken a well deserved back seat in recent years, and now spends a lot of his time organising events in his local community and spending time with his family.
After studying at university and travelling Jo found her niche in lettings. She built up another local agents' business, and after parting company relished a new challenge with John Hiltons. She has also studied and gained a qualification in surveying which she achieved at Brighton University, and is highly organised, fair, hardworking and committed to giving clients a good service with a personal touch.
Tracy joined the team at the beginning of 2013. She has vast experience in sales and with the general public in a variety of sectors. She is approachable and happy to go that extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction is kept at a high level that a company like John Hiltons demands.
After graduating from Brighton University, Robert began working in the local property industry in 2015. After learning his trade and progressing up the ladder he joined John Hiltons in 2018. He is very friendly and approachable and will go the extra mile for his clients to give the best possible service. He has many feathers to his bow including professional photography and floor plans and is a qualified Domestic Energy Assessor.
Tom is our most recent and very welcomed recruit to the office. His extensive Estate agency career spans over 15 years and includes Independent, Corporate and Hybrid agencies Tom's tenacious approach to his work alongside a wealth of industry specific knowledge and experience made him an obvious choice for the newly assigned post as Sales Progressor. With exceptional customer service and communication skills and an exacting eye for detail, you can rest assured that your sale or purchase will be in very safe hands and arrive safely at completion.
Jerry started at John Hiltons in March 2019. Jerry has vast experience in the property sector and has many feathers to his bow having worked in residential sales for several years before re-training as a Domestic Energy Assessor and Professional Property Photographer. More recently Jerry turned his practical hands and became a self-employed handyman contractor working for various local letting agents in property maintenance. Having been on the other side of the fence he is well versed and knowledgeable in what is involved in resolving property maintenance issues that come up and his manner fits in with the John Hilton’s ethos of going that extra mile and delivering good service. For tenants who report maintenance issues online through our Fix Flo App and via this website, Jerry is instrumental in overseeing the works from start to finish in order to achieve the most efficient and effective outcome. In his spare time Jerry is a family man and his interests include golf, watching sport and eating out.
Megan joined John Hiltons in February 2018 and is the all singing all dancing member of our team. Having just graduated in Performing Arts, Megan expanded her Saturday role into a full-time Property Manager. With Megan’s sunny personality and exceptional organisation skills, she is an integral part of our team.
Hannah has been working in the Lettings industry for over 2 years and first came to our attention last summer whilst working for another agency. John Hilton were so impressed with Hannah's communication skills that when a position came available we offered Hannah the role without question. We are absolutely delighted that Hannah has now joined the team, she is a great communicator and is very organised. Hannah will become a real shining star at John Hiltons.
Georgia joined us in late 2011 and has established herself as the backbone of the office. She had previously worked as a finance officer for a local company in the arts and culture industry for 11 years. Georgia over sees the administrative work of the office and is a very organized and conscientious team player.
Vicky has a wealth of experience with dealing with all types of people and has always maintained a professional and honest approach. She is extremely hard working and will always go that extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction and nothing is too much trouble. She has managed a Village shop and a busy Main Post Office and her organisational skills and accuracy when dealing with all types of administration are second to none. She joined us in 2014 and is a valued highly motivated member of our team. Vicky currently works part-time behind the scenes ensuring the smooth running of the business.
Bella joined John Hiltons in May 2019 to help the team through the busy summer period. Bella is hard-working, motivated and is always ready to help wherever she is needed. Having previously worked in retail and customer service, Bella has excellent communication skills. She is now working with us part time alongside studying for a Masters in Philosophy.
Catrina has worked in lettings for over 13 years and has a huge amount of experience. She is a great communicator and loves nothing more that matching the perfect tenant with a property. Lettings is certainly her passion and she enjoys valuing properties getting them on the market and then finding great tenants to move in. After years of working in the music industry in Artist & Repertoire and Band Management and travelling the world extensively she has certainly learnt how to look after people from all walks of life and has brought that knowledge to John Hiltons. Catrina worked with Jo-Ann the Lettings Manager in 2008 and is thrilled to be back working with her again.
Holly joined the team in November 2020 as a temporary recruit to help tide us over during a surprisingly busy off season. She has now stayed on to help both the Sales and Lettings departments on day to day tasks and correspondence. Always eager for a new challenge Holly can often be found working on delegated tasks, covering a wide variety of areas. Hard-working, versatile, and adaptable to new roles, Holly is a lovely addition to the company. She is currently working part time, whilst finishing the final year of her Law degree at Brighton University.
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