The Team

Find out about our professional and experienced team - who they are, how they can help you and how you can contact them.

Nigel Deekes

Partner of Acres Estate Agents & Managing Director of Acres Financial Services

Nigel Deekes established Acres Estate Agents in 1992 with his then two partners as a progressive, independent agency focused on service, and results. Nigel’s career in Estate Agency started in 1984 when he joined a local company following an interest in agency which had been present for many years. Nigel is a Fellow of the National Association Of Estate Agents and member of ARLA, the lettings professional body, additionally he is also a qualified, and experienced Domestic Energy Assessor. As the senior Partner of Acres, he is actively involved in all aspects of Estate Agency running our busy, highly successful Four Oaks Office with a long standing, dedicated team providing expert advice on all aspects of buying, selling and land transactions, as well as taking responsibly for the running of the Acres offices. Nigel is actively involved in his private time with various Leukaemia charities, as both a trustee, and an active patients advocate, helping with fund raising and attending conferences to raise awareness and dealing with the pharmaceutical companies. A keen squash player for many years, Nigel is married to Jayne, also his business partner, and has two children that also are within the Acres team, making Acres a true family run agency.

Lisa Brown

Senior Mortgage & Protection Advisor

Lisa has worked in the Accountancy and Finance industry for over twenty years within multiple, well-established Companies. She holds her certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) 1,2 and 3 and a BA Hons degree in Accountancy and Business Law. Lisa has experience in this role since January 2018 and has gained valuable experience, providing support from the initial application and throughout the mortgage term. She prides herself on offering a first-class service to all clients, ensuring their financial needs are taken care of.

Claire Allen

Financial Services Administrator

Claire has over 20 years’ experience in Estate Agency and has been a loyal member of the Acres team since April 2019 working at the Sutton Coldfield Branch.

Initially, joining Acres as a sales progressor, Claire has recently joined Acres Financial Services and is enjoying supporting Lisa & Ryan with their ongoing mortgage cases, whilst also studying part time to become a mortgage advisor herself.

Claire has a passion for animals (especially dogs) and in her spare time enjoys doing anything involving arts and crafts

Karen Mucklow ACMA

Finance Manager for Acres Financial Services & Acres Estate Agents

I joined Acres Estate Agents some 13 years ago. During this time, I have been both Finance Manager for the business and assisted Nigel & Jayne in the smooth running of the business. I have over 25 years’ experience of working within finance, I have worked in many other fields and I am CIMA qualified. 
However, I have to say I love the variety my current role offers, whilst also allowing me to stay very involved in the accounting, which I have always enjoyed. 
Out of work I am a keen fundraiser for MNDA having helped raise well in excess of £10,000 in recent years with the help of family, friends and the support of Acres.

Jayne Deekes

Partner of Acres Estate Agents & Director of Acres Financial Services

Jayne commenced her Estate Agency career at the age of 18, joining a local independent Estate Agency where she progressed her career within over the next 12 years, gaining an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of Agency. After starting a family with Nigel, Acres other partner, Jayne returned to the property profession within the surveying field, working for a local independent RICS surveying practice. As a partner of Acres Estate Agents, Jayne is based at the Four Oaks office, dealing with transactions for both vendors and purchasers.

Chris Deekes

Director of Acres Financial Services and Branch Manager Acres Estate Agents

From a young age Chris has always been focused on a career within estate agency & lettings. Chris took decision when joining to work for a local letting agency to gain an in-depth wider knowledge of property. Working away purposely from the family business initially to gain wider experience, Chris several years later joined Acres, moving to property sales, where he has found his forte. Based at Acres Great Barr office working alongside his sister Katie, this has created a focused team that really has worked so well. A family business, and family run office Chris’s focus is upon service, sales and results proven by the strength of the very busy Great Barr office. A keen squash and footballer Chris lives locally and enjoys additionally spending time with family and friends.

Katie Deekes

Director of Acres Financial Services and Senior Sales Negotiator Acres Estate Agents

Katrina Deekes commenced her career within estate agency upon completion of her Law and Business studies course. Having worked initially for a corporate agency within the Lettings market, incorporating all aspects of the lettings field Katie subsequently found her true calling within estate agency, being sales. Katie joined Acres, her families independently owned and run business in 2019. Katie is based at our busy Walmley office dealing with all aspects of the sales and buying process, helping both vendors and purchasers with their property move. Katie enjoys keeping healthy and fit in her own time and loves spending time with friends and family.