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10 Influential People who’ve helped to Shake up the Property Business

Published on June 22, 2015 by Aude Seynt Martin in News, Property Investment

As is the case with most industries and business areas, there are a number of key people in the property industry that have really made their mark over the years. The influential people in property business are those that many people who want to progress in this industry look up to.

The movers and shakers in the world of property have had an impact in many ways, and this is why they have become amongst the most influential people in the property business.


The most influential people in the property business are not just those that are directly involved with property but also those that have positions or the power to affect what others do within the property sector.

Ten of the most influential people in the UK property market

The movers and shakers of the property market in the UK are in a range of different roles and positions, some within government and others solely within property circles. Some of the most influential people within this industry include:

1. Mark Carney

The Governor of the Bank of England as well as the chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee, Mark Carney has a lot of influence when it comes to the property market. He and the MPC hold monthly meetings about the interest rate in the UK, and this can have a massive impact on people’s decisions when it comes to buying, selling and renting property.

2. George Osborne

As Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne has been extremely influential in the property market over recent years. He has helped to usher in a range of schemes designed to help first time buyers to get onto the property market as well as other initiatives that have had a profound impact.

3. Irvine Sellar

With a number of key developments around London, Irvine Sellar is enjoying huge success in the property market, having already conquered the world of clothing in the past few decades. Amongst his development repertoire is the iconic Shard building in London, which has a number of apartments that could be worth around £30 to £50 million each.

4. Tony Pidgley

This is a man that has always been dedicated to hard work, having set up his first business at just 15 in the haulage industry. He is now the chairman of the Berkeley Group and plays a key part in the house building industry. The group includes a number of high profile developers.

5. Philippa Prinsloo

Aged just 36, Philippa’s influence when it comes to property is a little different to the others. She has strong influence when it comes to property interiors, as she is Head of Design at the John Lewis Partnership. When it comes to emerging trends for homes and decor, she will be leading the way.

6. Trevor Abrahmsohn

This man is not only the founder of Glentree International Estate Agents but also involved in property sales to the rich and famous. Dealing with the likes of Simon Cowell and Ringo Starr, his sales success can impact upon the success and reputation of areas based on where he sells properties to the stars.

7. The Candy Brothers

The millionaire property moguls, Nick and Christian Candy, have come a long way since the 1990s, which is when they bought their first flat for £6000 and then did it up and sold it for a profit of £50,000. Now they have a range of upmarket schemes including One Hyde Park.

8. Vicki Wusche

This is a woman that has become something of a buy to let mogul, helping to inspire and assist seasoned and novice landlords. She has her own extensive property portfolio and also holds talks and workshops for others in the same industry.

9. Campbell Robb

The Chief Executive of the charity Shelter, Robb has also made a mark on the property market in his own way. This is through assisting those that cannot afford to get their own property or rent their own home so that they still have accommodation of some sort. He has also helped to get funding for the voluntary property sector.

10. Duke of Westminster

Gerald Grosvenor has been dealt a fantastic hand. His assets are worth billions of pounds, and he owns some of the most upmarket places in London as part of the Grosvenor Group.

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About the author
Aude Seynt MartinAude Seynt Martin is an ex French corporate lawyer with a Master Phil in Property Law. When she came to London, Aude gave up her career as a Lawyer to be involved in property. Having studied the market for more than two years and worked with very experienced landlords and professionals, Aude is now a Property Consultant, whose motivation is to come up with creative solutions to help overcome any property related situation.

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