JAKE RUSSELL

RUSSELL SIMPSON

City
London
Category
Property Advisers
Company Size
Boutique

As capital growth over the years has facilitated property values reaching stratospheric levels, estate agency has become more akin to asset management or wealth management, says sales director Jake Russell, son and protégé of property legend Alan Russell, who founded the firm 38 years ago. He stresses that advice, including market analysis and intelligence to ensure correct pricing, is vital in a complex and inconsistent marketplace where deals fall through all the time. Yet again, the firm has remained seemingly impervious to tough market conditions, trebling flat sales in the third quarter of 2016 from the same period the previous year, in spite of a slowdown in sales across the board.

Jake Russell