Spear’s Black Book
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‘We provide seamless, 360-degree solutions to daily property and lifestyle needs,’ says Knightsbridge Property & Lifestyle Management’s lifestyle director Alison Smith, summing up the firm’s specialism running high-value London residential real estate. Smith has been working with HNW families since 2009, and oversees the firm’s family PAs’ day-to-day requests, negotiating supplier contracts and preferential rates for its members — not to mention building up ‘one of the strongest book of contacts in the luxury industry in London’. She highlights ‘unique and tailored’ services for members, from home inspections and maintenance to annual management planning, utility bill processing and cost-effective home fund administration, sourcing top-quality household staff and ‘hassle-free’ employment solutions. ‘Our vast and extensive little black book of contacts ensures that no concierge or lifestyle related request is out of reach,’ she says. Recent highlights include arranging a string quartet for a birthday surprise and organising a meeting with a member’s favourite football player. Smith is also editor of the firm’s monthly magazine, Knightsbridge Corner, covering the ‘hottest restaurant openings, most lavish upcoming concerts, sporting events, theatre news and worldwide luxury travel itineraries’. The firm plays its part among the truly needy, too: it donates ten per cent of profits to charity, and regularly volunteers time to local organisations.

Alison Smith