Bold & Reeves belongs to a select club of boutique firms that were created when the founder tired of trying to find another company to offer the services he required — in this case, a management firm that looks after residential property with the same attention to detail and service that a HNW looks after other assets, from classic cars to private yachts and jets. Started in 2012 by Bill Shipton and his partner James Sunley (of the Sunley Group) after the former spent months trying to find a firm to look after a property portfolio owned by a Saudi family office which Shipton runs. Bold & Reeves operates in London and the Home Counties (clients include a Berkshire country estate) partnering with many non-dom families, developers, landlords, family offices, prime estate agencies (such as Wetherell in Mayfair) and those that Shipton calls ‘owner occupiers’ and ‘the temporarily absent’ to manage their properties — from fixing the rattling air-conditioning unit of a Forbes 1,000 client to replacing the lightbulbs of a 30ft-high chandelier. Each client gets a ‘property health check’ and an audit of all service and maintenance agreements, with all info accessible to them from a digital property portal on their smartphone. Whether they’re racing their yacht in the Mediterranean or readying themselves to hurtle down the world’s most exclusive tobogganing run, Bold & Reeves are on call for clients 24/7.