The UK’s Top Ten Property Specialists 2019

The Property Investor Magazine is proud to produce our annual showcase celebrating the UK’s top property professionals.

Our 2019 showcase covers all disciplines within the sector from commercial and residential developers to design, finance and property marketing.

The UK’s Top Ten Property Specialists recognises the outstanding contribution made by individual UK property experts who have, collectively, shaped the built environment across the UK over the past twelve months.


Vik Tara of Technology Blueprint

Vik Tara has over three decades of experience in the PropTech world. A Property professional with a string of Residential Lettings and Property Management businesses and a growing Property and development portfolio, Vik also created, owns and runs technology companies involved in the digital transformation of the property industry.  Read More.


Chris Dowty of Sourcing Investments

Chris is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sourcing Investments. Chris had previously worked in large corporates, such as PA consulting and Intel Corporation, before immersing himself in the property sector. He is an experienced property investor in his own right, including leading a £35m London-based property fund, and building his own HMO and BTL portfolio. Chris has also trained and mentored a large number of International and UK property investors on their own property journey. Read More.


Del Huse of Sourcing Investments

Del is Chief Operating Officer at Sourcing Investments Ltd, having joined the team and becoming co-owner in early 2018. Del brought a wealth of business experience to the team – a qualified Chartered Accountant, Del spent the majority of his career in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity. Del trained at Arthur Andersen before moving to co-found the M&A team at Kroll (now Alix Partners), later working in private equity funds at Endless LLP and Oakley Capital Private Equity.  Read More.


Gavin Brazg of TheAdvisory

Gavin Brazg is founder & CEO of TheAdvisory (independent consumer advice group for house sellers).

Outside of TheAdvisory he is a serial house seller, responsible for a multi-million pound Part Exchange fund that buys and sells approximately 150 residential properties per annum.  Read More.


Trevor Abrahmsohn of The Glentree Group

Currently: CEO of The Glentree Group.

. Life time achievement awards: Spears Wealth Management, LonRes
. Recognised as the ‘champion’ of residential agents collective interests
. An innovator and spokesperson of the Industry in the media (see Glentree blog) . Political activist and campaigner against Mansion Tax and a keen Brexiteer
. Motivational speaker for assorted charities.  Read More.


Merilee Karr of UnderTheDoormat

Merilee is an expert and industry leader in Short-term accommodation. She founded
UnderTheDoormat in July 2014 after a decade-long career at energy giant Shell where she led
the Global Maintenance Operations of its 12,000 petrol stations across 42 countries.

She has taken her passion and global experience in property management to an emerging
industry with the vision to set new standards both in her company and for the industry as a
whole. Read More.


William and Benjamin Samuels of Wilben

Suave twin brothers Will and Ben Samuels have development in their blood after visiting projects with their father as young boys, “we got a lot of our work experience with dad’s mates as we tried to decide what side of the business we wanted to be in” Will said. In addition to family connections, the pair have also had experience in top tier property firms including Northacre, Brahm and Foxtons. Now they pound the pavements of the Capital’s most exclusive areas, managing a range of developments for Wilben in Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea.  Read More.


Jaciara Teotonio of UK Base Property

Jaciara Teotonio is the owner of UK BASE PROPERTY, a large, award-winning accommodation service in London. She has been interviewed by CNBC, Isto E Magazine (Brazil) and the Financial Times newspaper. In search of prosperity and financial independence, Jaciara and her family moved from Brazil to Portugal and then onto London. Read More.


Gary Linton of The Linton Group

In 2010, aged 25, Gary Linton founded The Linton Group, a company specializing in the acquisition and development of residential and mixed use property in central London.  Read More.

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