Career success stories - Abs Odukoya

11th November, 2022

In five short years, Abs Odukoya, Lettings Branch Director at Streatham, has experienced so much at KFH. He started out as a lettings negotiator in Balham in 2017, and after several promotions, rose up the ranks to lettings director at our Streatham branch, where things are currently extremely busy. Below he summarises his current role and the support that KFH has provided him throughout his career so far. 

I have always enjoyed my job, particularly because it is in lettings which is very fast-paced and never stagnant. I am forever seeing new properties and meeting new people. Working in Streatham is also great because there is a real buzz, and so much potential here. If I had to choose one area in London to live, I would genuinely say Streatham. There are some amazing roads in the area with lovely, unique properties. Dulwich Village is a close second!

Overall, my role is busy, intense, and high-pressured, which often involves managing people’s expectations. I currently manage a team of four – three negotiators and a branch co-ordinator. Some of my other responsibilities include visiting around three or four properties a day, booking valuations with the aim of increasing market share, troubleshooting, and dealing with tenants and clients. 

I work with a fantastic group of people as KFH do an excellent job of recruiting the best of the best. We have such a good support network in the company, with plenty of mentors across the business. At KFH, everything you do is transferrable. You may not come from a property background, but you can bring new skills to the business, and anything is possible.

It’s not all work, work, work. though. KFH really look after their staff. I’ve been on so many trips – Miami, Los Angeles, Verbier – which are all rewards for hard work. The trip to Verbier in Switzerland with my Balham team is probably my favourite KFH memory. It’s one of the best work trips I’ve ever experienced!

Abs now works in our Streatham branch, an area of London he loves the most