ALAN RUSSELL

RUSSELL SIMPSON

City
London
Category
Property Advisers
Company Size
Boutique

‘I worked for an agency with a shop-front for three and a half years,’ says Alan Russell. ‘I found it was probably as awkward for the agent as it was for the buyer. To walk into a room and announce how much they had to spend, whether it was a little or a large amount, and then everybody stopped talking and looked at the people rather embarrassed, and I just thought, is this necessary?’ Today his family business remains ‘very private’: ‘When I started in 1979 people thought I was a bit mad, but now with computers and the internet, life has changed.’ An astute market observer, Russell has recently noticed that where properties are in poorer condition, prices are having to be lowered to attract attention.

Alan Russell