Meet the Team

Desmond Moreira

Desmond Moreira

Managing Director

Leaseholder, RMC director, Block Management Company owner, Desmond has been through it. He feels the pain, and has experienced the joy of both good and bad management. But these days, being on the ‘other side’ he realises the challenges services providers face in meeting forever increasing customer expectations. Which is why HONESTY is still first when we talk to customers. Desmond is a family man with 2.4 children. Avid football fan, and these days he can be seen running workshops helping his peers, providing mentoring to students, and trying to raise the positive profile of the sector. Massive fan of collaboration, and wants to work with as many peers as possible.

Daren Touhey

Daren Touhey

Founding Director

Facilities Management runs in his blood. He has the scars to prove it. Daren is the 0.01% of people in the sector that really understands many of the intricate technical details that most Property Managers or Block companies don’t understand. A rare bread, who is passionate about being cost effective, doing the work properly, and delivering results. Daren has 3 children, partner, dog, cat, horse, pigeons, fish (I am pretty sure some more animals somewhere that he does not know about). Daren’s big heart is his biggest asset, and loyalty runs deep at his core.

Marie Wakeling MIRPM

Marie Wakeling MIRPM

Property Manager

Property Manager FULL member. Let’s get that out there. NO messing, straight forward, to the point, Marie will cut through a steak like a hot knife through butter. Marie is proud of her achievements, as we are, but what comes with knowledge, is expectation, and Marie tries to keep her and her clients feet on the ground. Marie is gym fanatic and is so fit, that we think she would crush most things in her way. Determined like a bull, Marie don’t mess about. She is passionate about what she does and always wants to do a great job!

Amy Rowe

Amy Rowe

Property Manager

Amy will be the first to admit it, she never dreamed of Block Management as a little girl. It was more of an accident. Amy is the heart of all that is good about the team. Hard working, NICE, I know weird rite, she’s nice! But that’s just tongue and cheek, everyone is nice at Habitare, promise! Amy is loved by her colleagues and is forever helpful and NEVER complains, well not outwardly! (smiley face). Amy loves to travel and is always booked up a year in advance. By the age of 30 she may of covered 90% of the countries. Now that’s impressive!

Richard Andrews

Richard Andrews

Head of Business Development

Richard was working in Block Management when Fred Flinstone was on TV. He has seen it, done it, and got the wardrobe of t-shirts to go with it. Being in business development Richard has met and worked with many developers over the years and has come out the other side. It’s remarkable really he is still here! Richard knows what it takes to get handover from a New build scheme and his experience is commendable. Southend born and bred, Richard likes fine wine and is a big foodie! (secretly supports Southend FC, but won’t admit it, yet).