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Who We Are - Meet the Team

Larry McAllister
Associate Director

Started at Aria: 2012

Expertise: Larry joined Aria in 2012 with ten years’ experience working in estate agency. Larry previously worked as a Senior Valuer for a Belfast estate agent and has a degree in Geography from Queen’s University Belfast. Larry is passionate about property and enjoys getting to know our clients. With excellent knowledge of the Greater Belfast residential property market, Larry prides himself on offering honest, professional advice, excellent customer service and on going the extra mile to make sure Aria clients enjoy their property journey.
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Favourite song?
Heard it through the grapevine

Who do you admire the most? 
My parents

If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be and who would play you? 
Comedy – Will Smith

Describe yourself in 3 words? 
Ambitious, loyal, reliable

Favourite movie?
Top Gun

Best book you read in school?
The BFG

Favourite Disney Character? 
Huey, Dewey & Louie

Best gift you’ve ever received?
My 3 children

Favourite words? 
Sale agreed

What is the farthest you’ve been from home? 
South Africa

If you could live in any other time period, which would it be?
1970’s

Dawn Warnock
Lisburn Road Branch Manager

Started at Aria: 2017

Expertise: Dawn joined Aria in 2017 with a degree in Property Management and 25 years’ experience in the property industry. Having worked with a variety of estate agents Dawn has gathered extensive valuable experience in property; she has also delivered training in Property Management and Investment at Queen’s University Belfast. Dawn knows the Northern Ireland property market inside out and enjoys using her knowledge and experience to help Aria get our clients the best deal possible. Dawn takes a strong, dynamic approach to her work and is committed to obtaining the best results for our clients.
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Favourite song?
Caledonia, this was first dance song at our wedding.

If you could buy any type of food right now, what would it be?
Oh easy, Chicken Curry with boiled rice.

Favourite super hero?
Youngest son loves Spiderman – I’d love Cleaning Man or Ironing Man.

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
USA to visit my brother and family, we always revert to teenagers and have a great time together. I’d also love to walk the great wall of China (well, part of it!).

What is the one thing that annoys you the most?
Pretentiousness – always be yourself

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Honest, Positive, Reliable.

Best gift you’ve ever received?
My children of course!

What’s your pet peeve?
Poor grammar.

What is the farthest you’ve been from home?
USA/Turkey

If you could live in any other time period, which would it be?
Victorian – although I’d probably be downstairs rather than upstairs!

Paul Fenton
Senior Residential Lettings Agent

Started at Aria: 2017

Expertise: Paul joined Aria in 2017. He has worked in property since the 1990s, when he started out in residential sales, before specialising in rentals. Paul has completed the Chartered Institute of Housing Level 2 award in Letting and Managing Residential Property. He has vast practical experience in the rental market and maintains up to date knowledge, attending training with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. He enjoys dealing with tenants and giving them a great property rental experience. He builds good relationships between the tenants and Aria Residential, giving the landlord confidence in availing of our 5* property management services.
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What sitcom family would you be a member of?
Only Fools and Horses

Who do you admire the most?
David Beckham

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Tall, Dark, Hands?

What makes you smile?
Cycling

Best gift you’ve ever received?
Justin Bieber concert tickets last summer to attend VIP with my kids

Favourite word?
Awesome

Favourite Disney Character?
Mickey Mouse of course

Favourite dessert?
Pavlova

What is the farthest you’ve been from home?
Africa

If you could live in any other time period, which would it be?
2070

Favourite super hero?
Neo from the Matrix

Gareth Rogan
Residential Sales and Lettings Agent

Started at Aria: 2017

Expertise: Gareth joined Aria in 2017. He has a degree in Housing Management, a Diploma in Professional Practice and completed a yearlong placement with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. Gareth has also been a landlord since 2011, giving him an insight into the needs of our investor and rental clients. Gareth enjoys the sales and negotiation aspect of the job, getting great deals for Aria clients and showing potential buyers around what could be their future home. He brings an open and honest approach to the customers, achieving what’s best for all clients.
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Favourite song?
Bill Withers – Lean on me.

If you could buy any type of food right now, what would it be?
Burrito, Chilli, Naga sauce

If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be and who would play you?
Comedy, Chris Hemsworth.

What is the one thing that annoys you the most?
Dishonesty.

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Joker, loyal and occasionally procrastinator

What sitcom family would you be a member of?
The Simpsons

Best book you read in school?
Huckleberry Finn.

Favourite Disney Character?
Phil the Satyr

Best gift you’ve ever received?
Photo album from the other half

What is the farthest you’ve been from home?
Tenerife or Cyprus

Yaseena McKendry
Office Administrator

Started at Aria: 2017

Expertise: Yaseena joined Aria in 2017 after relocating to Belfast in 2013 from her hometown of Ottawa, Canada. She has a Masters of Philosophy in Creative Writing. Her first experience working in property was in Ottawa where she worked as a personal assistant to a well-known local estate agent. Yaseena also has experience working as a property manager for a family, renting out property while they worked overseas, giving her invaluable experience of working with tenants and homeowners. Yaseena is bilingual (French & English); she enjoys working as part of the Aria Residential team, making sure that the office is running efficiently, providing a quality of excellence to our clients.
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Favourite song?
Stand By Me – Ben E. King

If you could buy any type of food right now, what would it be?
Poutine! Canadian Classic

What is your Spirit Animal?
Panda. Sleeping and eating, my two favourite things

Who do you admire the most?
My mum, she’s the best woman I know.

What is the one thing that annoys you the most?
Unfairness.

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Empathetic, funny (even when I don’t mean to be), kind-hearted

What sitcom family would you be a member of?
Friends (I can quote lines from the show verbatim that’s how many times I’ve watched the series…so I’d fit right in! I’m definitely a Monica.)

Best book you read in school?
North and South or The Great Gatsby

If you could master one instrument what would it be?
Fiddle

What is the farthest you’ve been from home?
Nepal or Pakistan

If you could live in any other time period, which would it be?
Victorian era

Simon Reynolds
Residential Sales and Lettings Agent

Started at Aria: 2017

Expertise: Simon joined Aria in 2017 with a professional background in sales. He has developed is career in sales for more than 15 years. His latest role, prior to joining Aria, was in the mobile home industry for a large dealership in the North East of England. Simon thrives on delivering an excellent customer experience. He has experience in both the property rental market and property sales market. He understands whether our clients are purchasing, selling, renting a property or investing in a rental home it can be a big financial step. Simon works hard with our clients ensuring the experience is as enjoyable and stress free as possible.
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Favourite song?
Angels – Robbie Williams

If you could buy any type of food right now, what would it be?
Pizza

Who do you admire the most?
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be and who would play you?
Action, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Easy going, dedicated, kind hearted

Best book you read in school?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Favourite Disney Character?
Peter Pan

Favourite word?
Leeks

What is the farthest you’ve been from home?
Las Vegas

Tom Cardwell
Mortgage Advisor

Expertise: Tom is the managing director of CDF Financial. His background is in property and financial services he has been actively involved in all aspects of property and property investment since 2005, both personally and professionally. He is a qualified mortgage advisor, having completed the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice and has also worked as an estate agent, giving him a comprehensive understanding of customers’ property and financial needs. Tom uses CDF Financial’s access to more than 50 lenders and thousands of financial products to make sure that Aria is able to take care of their client’s financial needs.
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