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The best providers of property investment, finance & private office services

The best providers of property investment, finance & private office services

Welcome to the Spear’s ranking of the best providers of property investment, finance and private office services. The list features our Top Ten, Top Recommended and Recommended advisers

For high-net-worth individuals, a strategic portfolio of property investments is crucial. But it can only be built and maintained with the highest-quality specialist advice.

The best property finance and investment advisers can source the best opportunities and facilitate the most suitable deals. Private office services providers – which are becoming more popular both as standalone entities and as organisations affiliated to large firms – can serve as a one-stop shop for an HNW’s property portfolio.

Spear’s publishes annual rankings of the top private client advisers and service-providers to HNWs. These are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, client feedback, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.

The investment, finance and private office advisers featured in the 2021 edition of the Spear’s Property Advisers Index are included in the table below, along with their Spear’s ranking and ‘focus’.

Click on the individual names to be directed to more detailed profiles of each adviser on (The table is ordered by ranking and then alphabetically by surname.)


RankingNameFirm nameFocus
Top TenPaddy DringKnight FrankInternational property
Top TenDavid ForbesSavillsExceptional real estate
Top TenMark HarveyKnight FrankEuropean sales
Top TenDermot MahonySmith & WilliamsonReal estate investment trusts
Top TenPenny MosgroveQuintessentially EstatesTailored service
Top TenRory PennKnight FrankConsidered advice
Top TenAlasdair PritchardKnight FrankInternational property
Top TenHugo ThistlethwayteSavillsInternational residential
Top TenThomas van StraubenzeeKnight Frank‘London lovers’
Top TenJulien WardSavillsOne-stop service solution
Top RecommendedAdrian AndersonAnderson HarrisBig mortgages
Top RecommendedThomas BalashevMontague Real EstateEnd-to-end expertise
Top RecommendedLuke BanksMontague Real EstateUAE
Top RecommendedHugh BestLondon Central PortfolioPrivate rented sector
Top RecommendedAlpa BhaktaButterfield Mortgages LimitedBespoke mortgages
Top RecommendedMarcus Bradbury-RossCBREImpartial advice
Top RecommendedDorothee BrisdouxBarratt LondonMENA region
Top RecommendedAurélien CollignonFORE PartnershipIncorporating ESG
Top RecommendedEustace CoutinhoBarratt LondonMiddle East and India
Top RecommendedBasil DemeroutisFORE PartnershipIncorporating ESG
Top RecommendedDavid GwytherButterfield Mortgages LimitedResidential mortgage market’
Top RecommendedJames HarriesImperial Blue Finance Development lending and investment
Top RecommendedTom HarriesImperial Blue FinanceDevelopment lending and investment
Top RecommendedAndreas KaimakamisAtlasAdding value
Top RecommendedLinhua LiuBarratt LondonAsia Pacific
Top RecommendedRory McMullenSavillsCross border investment
Top RecommendedPaul MunfordMCIFA Property FinancePrime property finance
Top RecommendedAlex NewallHanover PrivateCentral London and Surrey
Top RecommendedJuha RaymondCarter JonasBuild to rent
Top RecommendedJeremy RollasonSavillsThe Alps
Top RecommendedJon ScammellMCIFA Property FinanceMortgages and debt finance
Top RecommendedRobert StokelyTREIOCommercial property
Top RecommendedAsel TalipovaBarratt LondonRussia, Kazakhstan and Turkey
Top RecommendedPaul Welchlargemortgageloans.comComplex mortgages
Top RecommendedMichael ZingrafMZ Christie’sThe French Riviera
RecommendedGuy BrogdenBarwood CapitalActive asset management
RecommendedStephen BurnsAdapt FinanceHands-on service
RecommendedPhilip EddellSavillsEstates and ‘complex homes’
RecommendedJoshua ElashMT FinanceNon-status lending
RecommendedHugh ElringtonBarwood CapitalReal estate and development
RecommendedChristian FaesLendInvestFintech
RecommendedJoanna GreensladeBarwood CapitalAccessing value
RecommendedGuy HarringtonGlenhawkTransparency and simplicity
RecommendedRupert HoffenHoffen WestFamily offices and trustees
RecommendedArthur JenningsFortwell CapitalReal estate lending
RecommendedSimon KnightLendcoExperienced property investors
RecommendedHugh Wade-JonesEnnessLarge loans

To explore all the Spear’s indices, and to use our find-an-adviser tool to identify the private client adviser who is right for your specific requirements, go to the Spear’s 500 website.

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The best country specialists: agents for prime rural property

The best property lawyers

The best landed estate lawyers

The best providers of prime property management services