Top Ten London Selling
Savills director James Gilbert- Green works mainly for sellers on exclusive properties in Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea. He works with a team of seven directors on the open market and in discreet sales to a discerning UHNW clientele. ‘If something comes up and it’s available, it may be a once-in-a-generation chance to acquire it, and we’ve seen some very good results for those very special properties,’ he says. Gilbert-Green crowned his first year at Savills with the notable £63 million sale of a house in Knightsbridge. The 13,616sq ft property was sold to an anonymous buyer. Other significant deals have included properties in Cadogan Square and Holland Park, all above the £20 million mark. Despite a decrease in transactions across the superprime market, Gilbert-Green says the year was ‘a bit of a balancing act’, with sentiment liable to change with each Brexit-related development. However, he’s noticing an upsurge in interest from overseas buyers. ‘We’re looking good in terms of foreign buyers – the pound is looking cheap and we’ve got some amazing properties to sell that we might not have had in different times,’ he says.