ROARIE SCARISBRICK

PROPERTY VISION

City
London
Category
Property Advisers
Company Size
UK

A ‘despondent’ first half of the year drove Roarie Scarisbrick to take the summer off. Fortunately, he returned to a stack of enquiries from keen international buyers. ‘There was a sense that the market had been corrected enough to make it interesting,’ he says. ‘It’s good to be [in a buyer’s] market again where you can really roll up your sleeves for some fun negotiations.’ Known as someone who understands the new-build market and can also tell you which pubs empty their bottle bins at 4am, Scarisbrick is wary of ‘hazy’ predictions from numbercrunching economists: ‘Anyone who says they know what’s going to happen [more than] three and six months ahead is making it up,’ he maintains. ‘It’s either genius or disingenuous.’

Roarie Scarisbrick