Meet the Team
Anton Bree FRICS
Managing Director - Commercial & Land
Anton Bree FRICS
Anton started his career in 1982 at Stiles Horton Ledger Residential department in Eastbourne. After three years he returned to college to qualify returning to the practice but moving to the commercial investment department in Brighton Where he was swiftly promoted to an associate director.
In 1991 he set up with colleagues in Brighton a residential block management company Property Connection Ltd acquiring and managing a substantial portfolio of circa 7,000 units in-house. This business was sold in 1997.
He then worked from home and offices in both Brighton and Eastbourne providing specialist advice to a select group of investment clients and traded property personally including refurbishment and conversion of residential and commercial premises in the local area.
In 2008 after a chance meeting with Keith and Rosemary Ross he acquired the business of Ross and co-agency Ltd to run alongside his existing block management practice.
With a wealth of experience gained over 35 years in property acting as both agent and the client in both residential and commercial sectors Anton is able to offer an expert opinion on a variety of projects. Most notably in recent Years since his ownership of Ross and Co he has advised on the acquisition and management of 2 office investments in Eastbourne the sale of a 24 acre commercial site on the outskirts of Hailsham (now under construction with variety of B1 commercial units available) and the sale of a residential site at Hellingly. He is also currently advising clients on the disposal of residential sites For in excess of 150 houses.
There are also two recent project managed conversions where Anton has provided & overseen the conversion of a pub into 3 houses and 2 Edwardian homes into 10 flats which are shortly to be available for sale.
Anton was a Sussex Branch Chairman of the Incorporated Society of values and auctioneers and chairman of Hailsham and district chamber of Commerce until May 2016.
Cath Prenton MRICS
Director - Planning
Cath Prenton MRICS
Cath Prenton started her career in property 13 years ago having previously run her own fashion textile business in London.
Wishing to stay within the “design” arena she completed her RICS qualification by obtaining a first class honours degree and worked within the surveying practice JJ Hatfield & Co Ltd. She went on to achieve RICS membership or working with Clifford Dan LLP as a planning and development surveyor.
Having initially qualified with a BA in Art and Designwith a background in textiles, interior design and property development cats expertise lies in the creative side of the property industry with her career naturally gravitated towards planning development and architectural work.
Cath joined Ross and co as a director at the start of 2016 bringing with her a number of ongoing projects as well as numerous satisfied clients. Since joining she has already advised numerous existing Ross & Co clients and assisted both residential and commercial departments with her expertise on the use of existing buildings.
Outside of work Has been actively involved in local Brighton community as part of her Local Action Team working with local residents and businesses to improve the local urban environment.
Cath also designs stage sets for local theatre groups and has been designing and building floats for Brighton’s Annual Pride Parade since 2002 working with the Brighton Gay Men's Chorus on their parade entries and concerts since 2011.
Jamie started his career in 1985 with Knight Frank latterly working for Fox & Sons/Countrywide and most recently for Clifford Dann for 16 years. Jamie’s expertise covers all areas of commercial property including retail office industrial investment and development advice
He joined Ross & Co as a director at the start of 2016 with the task of expanding the geographical coverage of the commercial department and bring his agency experience to an expanding practice working closely with Anton Bree FRICS.
Jamie sits as an independent advisor on the East Sussex County Council Grants and Loans Committee.
Having built business and management skills from college and management positions in retail and the service sector, Scott was keen to work within the property sector. Scott worked at Cubbitt and West Residential Agency before working for 2.5 years in the commercial property sector at Stiles Harold Williams. In 2009 Scott joined Ross and Co where he was made a Director in 2010.
Scott has a practical approach to property management and his experience in both sectors has provided him with an in depth knowledge. He has over his 7 years with Ross & Co built a team of highly committed and experienced staff specialising in Residential Block Management across the South East.
Scott has always been an Eastbourne resident, is proud of the town and the surrounding area and has enjoyed improving the appearance of a number of substantial blocks in the area. Scott sees potential for more growth in the area and is keen to grow his team of staff and buildings to care for.