An agent working at the buying arm of Knight Frank, The Buying Solution, is striking out to set up her own eponymous property consultancy.
Thea Carroll had been with TBS for almost two years; during that time she acquired and rented for clients some £43m of property ranging in price from £1m to £20m.
“With seven clients already retained and huge support from American connections, we’re going to be concentrating on the best properties in prime central London in the £1m to £35m market” says Carroll.
“With Sterling coming under pressure, the lure of London remains strong for many Americas who still see the Old Country as their preferred second home” she adds.
Carroll defends her decision to set up her own consultancy now by saying: “Whilst some think this could be the darkest hour for property, I suspect that this may also be the best time to launch a new business into what may be an uncertain market, but one I already know is exposing huge opportunities.”
She says she is backed by “a panel of thought-leaders, economists and financiers, clients receive market-leading, impartial, strategic advice” and says her service will include search, acquisition, rental, disposal and investment landlord advice.