Meet the team at Mark David

Staff Profiles

Mark Long

Mark Long

Owner and Director

In 2018 I celebrate 35 years as an Estate Agent, something that I am extremely proud of.

I am passionate about what I do and this energy is transmitted to my colleagues to ensure they provide the very best service to all our past and future clients. My mission statements are:
‘Every client should think that we are only dealing with them’
‘Our people are our most important asset and who make the difference to our business and our performance’
‘The best agents are those who never lose sight of being people focussed and keep the human contact. Despite how much easier technology has made our jobs you still cannot beat a phone call to inspire some action’

Lea Oliver

Lea Oliver

Local Director Deddington Office

Lea has over 17 years’ experience within the Oxfordshire property market having worked in different market towns. Therefore Lea can offer a wealth of experience and is passionate about offering and maintaining the highest levels of customer service. He is passionate about property and even more so about helping clients. Outside of work Lea enjoys sport, both watching and playing, and spending time with his family.

Karen Pigott

Karen Pigott

Local Director Banbury Office

Karen has lived in the Oxfordshire area since she was 8 years old and was educated in Banbury, she has worked in Estate agency for over 3 decades and is still as passionate about the business as she was when she started out at the age of 21, she has also worked in London and Europe being a director of an estate agency dealing with manors and chateau’s. She maintains that the key to good estate agency is giving excellent customer services by listening to your clients and doing what you say you are going to do whilst staying transparent and positive, always going that extra mile!
In her life out of work she keeps busy with her 5 children, yoga, keeping fit and travelling.

Chris Rowntree

Chris Rowntree

Local Director Burford,Chipping Norton & Cotswolds

Hailing originally from the North of England Chris has worked for over 30 years in the Oxfordshire & Gloucestershire property markets since graduating from Brookes University. Chris regards himself as a career estate agent and prides himself on exceptional levels of customer care. When not selling homes Chris is passionate about music and lives in Fulbrook near Burford with his wife, daughter and two Jack Russells (Brian & Ziggy).

Nick Churton MNAEA CIPS

Nick Churton MNAEA CIPS

Mayfair Office

After several years of provincial agency experience Nick Churton made the move to work in central London for Chestertons. After working for several years at Chestertons Nick became a partner of John H. James & Company, a thirty-six-office firm in central Hertfordshire. This was a challenging and rewarding position but three years later a most intriguing opportunity presented itself. Nick was chosen from hundreds of estate agent and publishing professionals to head Country Life magazine’s property advertising team. Working at Country Life – surely one of the UK’s great institutions - was a great experience, but by the mid-nineties it was time to embark on his most exciting and personally rewarding career move.
In 1995 Nick Churton founded Mayfair Office to provide national and international property marketing expertise to some of the finest local and regional independent estate agents in the UK. This allows clients to use the very best expertise to market their property in London.

Nicole Whelan

Nicole Whelan

Lettings Manager

Nicole has established a long and successful career that has included conducting a Graduate Management Programme obtaining an in-depth knowledge of Lettings and Property Management, so you know you will be in safe hands. Mark David pride themselves on exceptional customer service which is why Nicole ultimately decided to join the team and begin the Lettings journey for our company. Nicole covers all Mark David Estate Agency offices through to Burford working alongside our well established Sales team, so you know as one of our valued Landlords and Tenants you will be looked after by passionate property professionals with a wealth of experience.