About us

David Lee is a fast growing, multi award-winning estate and lettings agency providing a range of high quality property services.


Our story

In 2004 founders David Kirby and Lee O’Brien, both successful agents in the corporate World of estate agency, felt hungry to create something better, something different to challenge and improve the norm. 

They set up David Lee, a multi-award winning, fast growing, multi-disciplined estate agency on the border of Essex and Hertfordshire, providing sales, lettings, property management as well as land & new homes. 

David and Lee were convinced that customers would be best served by a new model of estate agents. So as a development to David Lee, in 2020 they launched the David Lee Associate Program allowing experienced and talented agents to set up and run successful, independent estate agency businesses in their own local areas. 

A focus for David Lee is an unquestionable commitment to you, our customer. We listen, fit in around your schedule and keep stress to a minimum. And always strive to achieve the best results for you.

Our values


We are committed to your success. We are mutually incentivised to support you throughout your property journey.


We have been in the industry for over 20 years already and are constantly looking to grow and improve to give the best service.


We will always be direct and give you the correct advice and support no matter what stage of the process you’re at.

Find an agent

Find your nearest David Lee branch, your local agent is ready to help.

Meet the David Lee team

Lee O’Brien MNAEA

Co-Founder & Director

David Kirby MNAEA

Co-Founder & Director

Laura Kirby

Associate Partner

Mark Tadgell

Associate Partner

James Rawlinson MARLA

Lettings Manager

Leanne Peters

Head of High Performance

Emma Hancock MARLA

Property Manager

Amy Bright


Charlie Tadgell


Lameez Toefy

Executive Assistant

Jack Wilcock

Photographer / Videographer

Russell Jervis


Samantha Harwood

Associate Partner

Anna Smith


Atul Sharma


Craig Armstrong


Katie Forrester


Linda Thoburn


Sinead Sankey




We’re proud to offer a variety of property services under one roof and are here to answer any questions you have. Buying property for the first time? Downsizing? Selling to move elsewhere? Developing land and building new homes? We’ve got you covered.

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What our clients have to say…

With experience of other agencies, I found David Lee better than the rest. Their staff were very professional and motivated, particularly James from letting who was experienced, super efficient in marketing my property, he organised marketing, viewings, referencing check etc, and found me an excellent tenant in no time at all. Their rates were good for both tenants and owners alike. I therefore highly recommend them.

C De Bondt

Used David Lee estate agents for the sale of my property. I was extremely pleased with the level of service received, always very communicative. Would recommend highly.

Jo Thompson

Under promise, over deliver – each and every time with the team at David Lee! I know it sounds a bit corny but we’ve sold 2 houses through them and each time, they have surpassed our expectations on the end result which has allowed us to move up the ladder to a level we didn’t think we’d be able to achieve so quickly so a massive thank you to Lee, David and the whole team there.

Stuart Collar-Brown

Thanks to Lee and team for selling our property quickly at a good price, enabling us to secure and purchase a home we love.

Samantha Norris

We have recently used David Lee to let a property. This was the first time we have let a property and I found them to be helpful and professional in dealing with this process. We spoke to three other companies before choosing DavidLee on the basis that they were more professional in their approach and gave us the most information prior to going ahead.

Marian Day