Sebastian Gibson

FG Consultants

The Secret Agent was the name of a column that Gibson wrote in the Financial Times for five years; he now has a bespoke estate agency operating in prime central London. Nevertheless, the image of a suave, charming property spy… Read More

Tracy Kellett

BDI Home Finders

Kellett’s sharp wit (and good humour) helps her see right through the players in the marketplace. She feels that vendors, developers and builders have become cannier with properties to capture buyers. ‘I think most of the things you see are gimmicks… Read More

Ollie Marshall

Brooks Marshall

Marshall, who is excited about the arrival of his second daughter, is no stranger to disturbed sleep, having to liaise with clients with irksome time differences. ‘I once had to make a two am call to dozens of wealth managers… Read More

Katy Tome

Toosh Designs

People say necessity is the mother of invention, but frustration plays its role too. ‘I’ve lived in London for a long time,’ says Tomé, ‘and I’ve moved innumerable times, but I found that agents did not really listen. You’d be… Read More

Charles Vyner Brooks

Brooks Marshall

The duo behind Brooks Marshall are chuffed at a recent £50 million site transaction in Marylebone, which they say is ‘one of the largest residential land sales since the election’. The proposed block of 36 apartments at Elliot House, Molyneux… Read More

Roarie Scarisbrick

Property Vision

Scarisbrick can tell you which pubs empty their bottle bins at 4am and will happily scale the South Bank Tower in a builder’s hoist, so little will keep him from securing the best deal. Last year was no barrier: ‘Conditions… Read More

Jo Eccles

Sourcing Property

Eccles set up Sourcing Property after doing research on the London market for a PR firm. Part of her job required meeting sales and letting agents across town to discuss the latest trends. She realised buyers felt that ‘estate agents… Read More

Ed Tryon


‘I don’t mind telling you in 2008 we actually only did one transaction.’ In an industry often as self promotional as it is self deluded many would happily mask such performance but for a man as passionate as Tryon it… Read More

Charles McDowell

McDowell Properties

The combined efforts of the taxman and a global slowdown haven’t prevented McDowell from having one of his best years, acquiring properties worth £25 million-plus in Belgravia and Holland Park. ‘These properties are getting much scarcer and people are getting… Read More

Camilla Dell

Black Brick

2016 was a triumph for Dell, the force behind Black Brick, as she had recently concluded a £55 million transaction for a Middle East client, in what she calls ‘one of the toughest markets I’ve ever encountered’: ‘It’s going to… Read More