Meet the team

Meet the team 2018-07-02T15:04:52+00:00

Russell O’Connor

Managing Director


Russell has worked within the private property management sector for 17 years. Within this time he has worked his way up from an administrator to managing director. Having successfully gained several qualifications’ including Associate level within the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is a Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management (IRPM). He is responsible for ensuring that the team are delivering excellent customer service and transparency, to all our clients as well as working on business strategies to build a brand that you can trust. Russell has a real passion and thirst for this ever evolving industry.

When Russell isn’t glued in front of a computer screen he spends his time out socialising and ticking off those items on his wish list/bucket list.

Mitch Nunn

Finance Director

Mitch co-founded Urbanlife with Neil in 2014, after identifying a gap in the market for a professional, independent, and trustworthy Property Management Company.
With a history of creating and operating a highly successful Facilities Service business; having worked with a number of the largest Managing Agents, it became clear, Leaseholders were not being supported with the service they expect or deserve.
Mitch’s passion is property – As a property investor himself he understands what is required to provide an unrivalled service to Leaseholders and investors that doesn’t exist elsewhere.
Mitch is the Finance Director and oversees all company and client account administration.

In his spare time he can be found in the gym or spending time with his two daughters at home.

Neil Sweeney

Commercial Director

Neil has enjoyed working in the property industry for over 18 years, starting as a teaboy in a locally based property auction company and working his way up to become a commercial agency consultant running a commercial property agency in Essex. During this time, Neil has experienced all sections within the industry from valuation to negotiating dilapidations. He has worked with most of the largest commercial and residential property companies in the UK and continues to have a passion for all ‘things’ property.
Neil is the Operations Director of Urban Life and responsible for the day to day running of the business cementing the foundation the company was built on.

His three daughters keep him comfortably busy at home, and he has a keen interest in paddle boarding and travelling.

Courtney Miller

Property Manager

Courtney began her property career in sunny Southend working for Hunt Roche, initially working within sales and lettings she moved on to manage around 100 properties. Courtney joined Urbanlife in October 2017 when the team began to grow.

She currently looks after a small portfolio of properties through Essex and the home counties and most recently taken on some prestigious sites in central London. Always happy and keen to help, Courtney has settled in to her role with ease, a bright prospect for Urbanlife to have her in the team.

In her spare time you can find Courtney aspiring to be a part time interior designer whilst refurbishing her first house.

Hannah Baker

Service Charge Accounts

Hannah has worked within the private residential, social housing and PRS sector and joins Urban Life with a wealth of knowledge.   Hannah is currently studying to obtain her AAT qualification.  As well as this Hannah has enrolled as an Affiliate with IPRM. Hannah is responsible for looking after the service charge accounts for our clients.

When Hannah isn’t number crunching, she can be found enjoying her free time being dragged along by her 4 year old Akita, socialising and going to gigs.

Charlie Bunney

Property Manager


Charlie transitioned from Facilities Management to Block Management 4 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. He has achieved Associate status with the IRPM and is on course to achieve Member status within a year. Charlie’s portfolio currently spans right across the whole of the South East as well as the Home Counties and Oxfordshire.

When he isn’t working Charlie likes to live a quiet life and is a self-confessed ‘home body’.