Top Five Global Strategic Advisers
‘It’s basically making sure that the big families around the world are going to Knight Frank,’ says Thomas Van Straubenzee of his role. ‘Right now, people are looking to have their hand held. They don’t want to be pushed to do a big sale tomorrow; what they do want is really good advice. These houses that are going for 20 per cent off are still going for pretty substantial prices, but there are still concerns and uncertainties.’ Van Straubenzee, who worked at Strutt & Parker before co-founding VanHan, says many of his clients are ‘hardcore London lovers’ and won’t be put off by Brexit or even the prospect of ‘massive wealth taxes’ that might come with a change of government.