Property Advisers

Spears 2019

TREVOR ABRAHMSOHN

GLENTREE

A property veteran of four decades, Glentree founder Trevor Abrahmsohn counts the world’s wealthiest as previous clients – Lakshmi Mittal, Simon Cowell and Ringo Starr among them. His firm enjoys a virtual monopoly on ‘Billionaires’ Row’, Bishops Avenue in East… Read More

DAVID ADAMS

HUMBERTS

‘A lot of people selling at the moment are circumstance-driven, and I enjoy doing the utmost to help,’ says David Adams, director of Humberts’ Mayfair office. Adams is increasingly selling beyond central London, such as in Henley, Ascot and Southampton…. Read More

PAUL AGNEW

MCIFA PROPERTY FINANCE

Paul Agnew, senior consultant at MCIFA, joined the firm 11 years ago. After a stint in the pension advice arena, he found property finance more dynamic: ‘I like the emotional transaction element of it,’ he enthuses. Agnew is most proud… Read More

TOM ALLFREE

WEDLAKE BELL

Since joining Wedlake Bell in 1999 and becoming partner in 2009, Tom Allfree has developed a wide client base in both commercial and residential property transactions. He now leads the residential property team, which comprises three partners and 13 lawyers,… Read More

SASKIA ARTHUR

BOODLE HATFIELD

‘We have experienced an exceptionally busy year characterised by a diverse breadth of work and many significant complex and high-value London and rural estate acquisitions,’ says Saskia Arthur, head of Boodle Hatfield’s residential practice. ‘The activity level has been helped… Read More

HANNAH AYKROYD

AYKROYD & CO

In the face of a tough market, Hannah Aykroyd launched Aykroyd & Co in Spring 2018 and has had a cracking inaugural year, completing more than £60 million in PCL residential transactions. This should come as no surprise. As an… Read More

ROBERT BAILEY

ROBERT BAILEY PROPERTIES

Known for his discretion and prowess in sealing some of the capital’s chunkiest residential deals, Robert Bailey is no stranger to the biggest and most expensive properties around. He had a long spell at Knight Frank – he was head… Read More

JAMES BAILEY

HENRY & JAMES

Robert Bailey founded his own buying agency in 2005 after a long spell at international property heavyweight Knight Frank, where he was head of its private office for ten years and founded its dedicated buying arm, The Buying Solution. He’s… Read More

STUART BALDOCK

HINDLEBALDOCK

Stuart Baldock acts for Britishbased and international buyers investing in second or third properties in Paris, St Tropez and the Alps. A recent memorable property was an ‘olive growing estate in Provence which began as a farmhouse and was restored… Read More

ANDREW BERRY

PAYNE HICKS BEACH

Andrew Berry heads up the team in the transactional department at Payne Hicks Beach. It’s been a strong year for the team: ‘Our department continues to work overtime to meet the demand, and buyers are taking advantage of the uncertainty,’… Read More

MARIO BERTI

OCTOPUS PROPERTY

‘We have the best team in the market,’ declares the CEO of Octopus Property. Mario Berti is proud of his staff’s ability to provide HNWs with ‘super-fast’ solutions, having secured record deals worth £3 billion in 2018. Speed is of… Read More

Hugh Best

HUGH BEST

LONDON CENTRAL PORTFOLIO

‘Having a board with over 100 years’ experience in prime real estate markets really helps,’ London Central Portfolio’s (LCP) Hugh Best tells Spear’s. ‘We have all been through cycles and learnt the lessons and this has enabled our funds to… Read More

ALPA BHAKTA

BUTTERFIELD MORTGAGES LIMITED

Butterfield Mortgages Limited (BML) is a stand-alone, London-based residential mortgage lender, uniquely placed within the market to assist HNW and UHNW clients seeking a minimum loan amount of £1 million for finance against residential property in either prime London or… Read More

SAMUEL BIKHIT

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES KAY & CO

As founder of Kay & Co, the sales, lettings residential block management and boutique new home consultancy which he now runs together with his son Martin, Samuel Bikhit has grown a business that is recognised as one of the leading… Read More

MARTIN BIKHIT

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES KAY & CO

‘The market is turning the corner,’ says Martin Bikhit, MD of London-based property firm Kay & Co, which deals with sales, lettings, residential block management and boutique new home consultancy. ‘We have started to see green shoots of activity. The… Read More

NIGEL BISHOP

RECOCO

‘Yet another year of challenge in the property world,’ Nigel Bishop says. ‘There’s still this hesitancy, this lack of real commitment, [caused by] the slightest sort of wobble in the news or the stock market.’ Bishop often has to remind… Read More

JONATHAN BRAMWELL

THE BUYING SOLUTION

Jonathan Bramwell is a force to be reckoned with in the country house market. Having co-founded Savills independent buying service, Prime Purchase, he was headhunted by Knight Frank and is now head of their buying consultancy, The Buying Solution. His… Read More

ANDREW BRECHER

BRECHER

‘I’m very much a believer in the leave-no-stone-unturned approach to getting a deal over the line,’ says Andrew Brecher, who founded Brecher LLP with sister Valerie and close friend Jeremy Abram back in 1995. The ‘uber well-connected’ solicitor is easily… Read More

VALERIE BRECHER

BRECHER

Valerie Brecher is joint senior partner of the specialist property practice, Brecher LLP, which has a complement of nearly 90. She has nearly 40 years’ experience in prime commercial and residential real estate, advising developers, HNW investors, banks and other… Read More

NICHOLAS BRENT

DRUCES

Head of Druces LLP’s property team, Nicholas Brent has wide experience of all areas of commercial property, including development, investment, property finance and corporate occupation. He has been highly recommended for his work on Islamic finance and commercial property, and… Read More

Karen Bright

KAREN BRIGHT

BISHOP & SEWELL

With 14 years of experience in litigation, Karen Bright is well-versed in dealing with the demands of HNWs. One of the stranger demands involved issuing an injunction for the return of a parrot. More regular requests concern property, Landlord and… Read More

ANDY BUCHANAN

JOHN D WOOD

‘I’m afraid to say that the bigger buyers are complaining there’s very little stock around, which is our biggest problem in the market,’ admits Andy ‘Mr Chelsea’ Buchanan. ‘Funnily enough, we’ve got some Swiss buyers who we’re trying to look… Read More

STEPHEN BURNS

ADAPT FINANCE

Adapt Finance is a ‘mortgage broker and estate agent rolled into one’, as co-founder Stephen Burns has previously told Spear’s.The London and Manchester based, six-strong firm stakes its ambitions on offering HNWs hands-on service and attention to detail when it…