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Ian Cooke

Charles Russell Speechlys

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With a track record of dealing with clients from A-list celebrities to Middle Eastern royals, Ian Cooke has become an authority to global UHNWs looking to buy the best property the capital has to offer. Cooke is the head of the private property team at Charles Russell Speechlys. Around 90 per cent of his work is based in London. ‘We’ve got some very big deals over the line,’ he says, adding that the lull caused by 2014/15’s stamp duty changes has ceased: ‘[It] doesn’t seem any longer to be deterring people at the top of the market.’ Explaining his approach, he says: ‘You have to put yourself into the shoes of the client and think, “What would you want in this situation?”, and try to give them that.’