James Davies of GLP Fine Properties brings vast expertise and a unique set of skills to his work, having spent over a decade as a Development Director at Hamptons International and then moving on to become a Director at Sellar Design & Development, whose projects include London’s Shard. Much of his career’s focus has been on the prime and super prime luxury sector, having served as a principal consultant on projects as diverse as The Burj Khalifa, The Lancasters Hyde Park and The Four Seasons Seychelles. Six years ago, he joined forces with his wife, Giuliana La Pera, at the discrete buying agency she founded in 2007. Combining their experience and enviable international connections, they have built up an impressive portfolio of acquisitions for their loyal following of UHNW clients. ‘The draw of London is as strong as ever,’ Davies maintains — and this applies not only for their international buyers, who continue to enjoy the lifestyle, rule of law and education that the city is known for offering, but also for their established British clients, who make up over 25 per cent of their business. While the firm has witnessed an increase in demand from areas of political uncertainty such as Turkey, Davies is yet to see the predicted wave of money fleeing Donald Trump’s America. If and when that does come, you can be sure that this dynamic duo will be in a prime position to assist.
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