Top Ten London Selling
Peter Bevan is a hot property in this index, propelled straight into the top ten by the intensity of his peer recommendations. At the time of publication he is mid-move, from Knight Frank to Savills. ‘I’m told he was the top biller for Knight Frank in his final year with them,’ a lawyer reveals, adding that ‘he is a legend’ who is ‘hugely likeable and really knows his patch’. According to another agent, Bevan is ‘a great hire for Savills… extremely intelligent, engaging, smart and always gives candid information… you know you’re dealing with someone who’s a cut above’. Knight Frank has credited him with delivering ‘exceptional levels of service to both buyers and vendors alike’. Furthermore, he was responsible for executing ‘one of the highest value sales recorded in London’ in 2015.
Spear’s tracks down the discreet adviser, whose USP is off-market deals, to ask about his imminent role as head of sales at Savills’ Kensington branch. ‘It’s only 100 metres away,’ laughs Bevan. ‘It will be a great opportunity to link up to the private office, with the likes of Alex Christian, specifically for West London. But the main brief is to run that sales team, which is made up of a very established and incredible bunch of people.’