‘Our core business is advising and acquiring residential property for private clients and investors in prime central London. In addition, we offer a rental search service as well as consultancy on landlord investments and disposal of assets,’ says Thea Carroll, founder of Thea Carroll Property Consultancy.
‘Backed by a panel of economists, thought-leaders and financiers, we are able to deliver market-leading, strategic advice.’ Clients comprise UHNWs from the US, Middle East, Asia, France and wider Europe.
Carroll says that they’ve had particular success with the UHNW next-gen. ‘They are shrewd, highly educated and particularly receptive to strategies that allow them to buy premium, uncompromised assets at good value,’ she tells Spear’s.
Her rental clients, Carroll explains, are generally driven by the desire to dip their toe into the market before acquiring. However, she says rental search is also popular with media and sports types that don’t want to lay down permanent routes and want to do so discreetly.
This year has been very exciting for the firm, which launched with an almost full roster of clients. In the first eight weeks of business, five clients went under offer, bringing the pipeline of acquisitions to just shy of £20 million.
‘It’s certainly an exciting time,’ says Carroll, ‘but also a tumultuous one in the marketplace. A highlight has been the wonderful response to our advisory services and the loyalty that clients have shown for the firm, pushing us into their circles.’