About

Arena Search was set up in early 2017 to service clients within the sporting and financial industries.

We understand the focus of our clients on their chosen careers, and our service allows them to invest in property without the distractions.

Meet The Team


Our management team has a combined 100 years of property industry experience and a vast network of contacts.

We are constantly analysing market trends and local data, to ensure we always spot the best opportunities for our clients.

Errie Claassens

Director & Co-Founder

After retirement from professional rugby, Errie built his own property portfolio and gained valuable experience in the UK residential property market before co-founding Arena Search.

Michael Claassens

Head of Investment

Having played professional rugby for 14 years, including 8 caps for the Springboks, Michael now works in the finance industry back in South Africa and heads up our overseas team.

Matthew Batt

Head of Digital

As the co-founder and director of an established digital agency, Matt heads up all our digital operations, including the development of our revolutionary online client support system.

Richard Acosta

Consultant

Richard has worked in the property industry for over 20 years, gaining vast experience and becoming a trusted adviser to many sports stars and high net worth individuals.

Andrew Lewis

Consultant

With 20 years experience in the UK Financial Services industry, and as Sales Director at Sanlam Wealth, Andrew has developed a vast network within financial and professional services.

Jason Costellow

Project Manager

As an experienced Project Manager with a 15-year background in construction, Jason ensures that good communication is maintained between our clients and our refurbishment team.

Sarah Fox-Clinch

Mortgage Broker

Sarah is a whole of market Mortgage Broker with over 20 years experience, and as a director of Fox Davidson Mortgage Brokers is able to advise on residential, buy to let, commercial, development and bridging finance.

Daniel Lees

Head of Lettings

As well as being a bestselling author, Daniel founded Swift in 2010, a specialist lettings agency which lets the London properties of owners living in 13 countries and has teamed up with Arena as its lettings partner.

Our Partners


We have the experience, knowledge and network to provide clients with a highly valuable advantage when investing in residential and commercial property