Ross Ward

Pereds

Ross Ward recalls pestering Pereds’ founder Perry Press — who can claim The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin among his clients — for a job at the pioneering property consultancy Pereds. Perry was the go-to guy in the 60s… Read More

Geoff Wilford

Wilfords

Geoff Wilford says the former chancellor’s tax hike is proving more ‘restrictive’ the higher up the market one goes. ‘Buyers would rather stay where they are and dig up a basement or extend sideways than pay a million’s worth of… Read More

Jake Russell

Russell Simpson

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… Read More

Noel Flint

Knight Frank

The mood in London is positive, says Noel Flint, Knight Frank’s head of London residential — a relief after a ‘challenging’ year that saw a 37 per cent decrease in volume of transactions following the stamp duty rises and uncertainty… Read More