Richard Thomson commands a high level of respect within the industry, having built up a deep connection to the prime real estate market over a career spanning more than 35 years.
Before setting up his own property business in the UK, Thomson worked within the prime real estate sector in Portugal for several years, sourcing buyers for some of the Algarve’s most exclusive properties.
At Devlin McGregor – which he founded in 2015 with co-managing director Joe Rai – Thomson advises national and international HNW and UHNW clients, helping them to sell or directing them to best-in-class prime and super prime residential properties and investment opportunities across the UK. Thomson believes firmly in a highly personal service and one-to-one engagement with clients, offering a completely private process, where multi-million pound transactions take place discreetly off-market: only potential buyers are made aware of the property, and will have signed a non-disclosure agreement.
‘It’s all about building relationships with clients,’ Thomson says. ‘When people are looking to purchase a multi-million pound property or discreetly release a property from their portfolio, they need a trusted advisor, and that’s what we offer at Devlin McGregor,’ he says. ‘We look after each one of our clients on an ongoing basis. Although it may sound like a bit like a cliché, I’m first and foremost a people person, and absolutely love a challenge and the interactions that come with it in the process of finding the right property.
‘We genuinely put our clients’ interests first and offer carefully considered advice in helping them realise their vision.’
Thomson’s extensive knowledge often proves invaluable when creating a sale or finding a buyer. His expertise is highly sought after by clients looking to sell their residential home or expand their property portfolios. Described as ‘the epitome of integrity, drive and professionalism’, clients often come back to the firm for repeat business.
‘The whole process with Richard was effortless,’ reports one pleased client. ‘From our first engagement to securing a buyer took only a matter of days.’