Having the correct team in place is incredibly important, this is why we have selected the best, most experienced and more importantly fun team. We all thoroughly enjoy our jobs and our clients, we strive to provide the very best personal service, discretion, and exceptional market knowledge. The principals of the firm are internationally qualified as both chartered surveyors and brokers with a depth of understanding of both the US market and overseas markets. Our key stakeholders have all been through the relocation process ourselves to LA so we understand the process from a personal as well as business perspective.

Alistair Hodgson- Principal

BSc (Hons), MRICS, CA Lic. 01980117


Alistair has been involved in the advisory world for over 15 years now, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor back in 2003. Prior to moving to California 5 years ago, Alistair worked in London as a commercial and residential advisor at Drivers Jonas – the 285 year old real estate advisory firm which was acquired by Deloitte in 2011. Before that Alistair was a real estate advisor at Colliers International in London.

Alistair has completed 100’s of transactions on behalf of major landlords, global tenants, developers and high net worth individuals. With Alistair’s impressive transactional background, his invaluable marketing experience and his can do attitude, Alistair is a trusted advisor to HD Realty’s clients and partners.

Real Estate and Valuation Management, UWE, Bristol, UK.
Marketing – Wharton Business School.
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Giles Donovan – Principal

MSc, MA, CA Lic.01898418


Giles began his Real Estate career in London in 2002, working on mixed use development as a project manager. After a merger with Symonds Property in 2005 Giles became the youngest Associate Director at the UKs 3rd largest multidisciplinary property firm, Capita Symonds. Giles moved to sunny California ostensibly to manage a JV between a British Real Estate Fund and a Santa Monica based Real Estate developer to buy out the Sunrise homes distressed asset portfolio, the largest pipeline of Senior Living Homes in the Western United States.

Since then Giles has been involved in residential development, commercial acquisitions and sales, making the Southbays largest apartment sale in his first year in brokerage.

MsC Real Estate Finance, Reading University, England
MA Architecture Studies, Edinburgh University, Scotland

Juliet Quintin-Archard – Sales Associate

CA Lic.02045783


Juliet moved to Los Angeles over 10 years ago from the UK, to pursue her music career. After a successful career in the entertainment industry, where Juliet has some fantastic connections. Juliet turned her focus to investing in Real Estate, and remodelling her own properties. This later lead her to teaming up with a Private Equity company, and running a portfolio of Airbnb properties throughout Los Angeles.
More recently Juliet obtained her California Sales license, and is a rising star within the residential market at HD Realty Partners.