Welcome to the Spear’s ranking of the best country property specialists for HNW individuals. The list features our Top Ten, Top Recommended and Recommended agents
For high-net-worth individuals in search of prime property outside of the M25, it’s important to have an expert to source the best deals and protect your interests. That’s where these specialists step in.
An expert country adviser will not only negotiate the best possible price on your behalf, they will also ease the administrative aspects that can bog-down the deal making process.
A well-connected country adviser can also source properties that are not publicly listed for sale. The very best may even be able to acquire a property whose current owner has no pre-existing intention to sell, all while maintaining an appropriate level of discretion.
So, when it comes to those properties at the very top-end of the market, the right adviser is worth their weight in gold.
Spear’s publishes annual rankings of the top private client advisers and service-providers to HNWs. These are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, client feedback, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.
The country specialists featured in the 2021 edition of the Spear’s Property Advisers Index are included in the table below, along with their Spear’s ranking, ‘focus’, and, where possible, their self-reported career deals and average deal size.
Click on the individual names to be directed to more detailed profiles of each adviser on spears500.com. (The table is ordered by ranking and then alphabetically by surname.)
|Ranking||Name||Firm name||Career deals (£)||Average deal size||Focus|
|Top Ten||Jonathan Bramwell||The Buying Solution||–||£5-10 million||2/3 hour radius of London|
|Top Ten||Jonathan Harington||Haringtons||–||–||Houses, farms and estates|
|Top Ten||Phiilip Harvey||Property Vision||–||–||Prime property search|
|Top Ten||Ed Heaton||Heaton & Partners||–||–||London and country|
|Top Ten||Crispin Holborow||Savills||–||–||Top-end country|
|Top Ten||Tom Hudson||Middleton Advisors||–||–||Houses and sporting estates|
|Top Ten||Mark McAndrew||Strutt & Parker||£1 billion||£5-50 million||Estates and farms|
|Top Ten||Jess Simpson||Jess Simpson Property Search||–||–||Prime country buying|
|Top Ten||Rupert Sweeting||Knight Frank||–||–||Agricultural estates|
|Top Ten||Charlie Wells||Prime Purchase||–||–||Houses, farms and estates|
|Top Recommended||Matthew Allen||Fisher German||–||–||South central|
|Top Recommended||Stuart Cole||Knight Frank||–||–||North Surrey and East Berkshire|
|Top Recommended||Peter Edwards||Knight Frank||–||–||Central England|
|Top Recommended||Andrea Hewitt||Garrington||–||–||Surrey|
|Top Recommended||Clive Hopkins||Knight Frank||–||–||Farms and estates|
|Top Recommended||Jonathan Hopper||Garrington||–||–||High-value properties|
|Top Recommended||Trevor Kearney||Savills||£2.5 billion||£7.5 million||Surrey, Berkshire and Sandbanks|
|Top Recommended||Alex Lawson||Savills||–||£10-20 million||Prime country properties|
|Top Recommended||James Mackenzie||Strutt & Parker||–||–||Country houses, waterside|
|Top Recommended||Andrew Macpherson||CKD||–||–||Grouse moors|
|Recommended||Nigel Bishop||Recoco||–||£3 million||The South West|
|Recommended||Adam Buxton||Buxton Property||–||–||Oxfordshire and Gloucesrshire and the Cotswolds|
|Recommended||Ed Sugden||Savills||–||–||South of England|
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