Managing Partners: Camilla Dell (Managing Partner) and Caspar Harvard-Walls (Partner)
Number of partners: 2 Partners, 2 buying consultants, one Property Manager (total 5 fee earners). All London based.
FIRM OVERVIEW: Black Brick was founded in January 2007, by Managing Partner Camilla Dell who saw an opportunity to create a truly independent, market leading residential property buying agency. Initially the firm started as a property search and acquisition company but rapidly expanded and its services now include property buying, investing, managed sales, property management, rental search and a vacant property care service.
Since inception, the firm has grown from being a two-strong team, to one of the leading independent buying agencies in London and the Home Counties. Black Brick is based in Mayfair and has an eight-strong team of property consultant professionals, carefully handpicked from across the industry for their depth of experience, specialist insight, valuable network of contacts and proven negotiation skills.
Collectively, the firm has accumulated more than eighty years’ experience and sourced well in excess of £1 billion of property in the dynamic London and Home Counties property markets, encompassing a range of very different market conditions.
The firm has won many prestigious awards over the years including being ranked 4th in Prime Resi Britain’s top 50 residential buying agencies, ranked in E-private client top Residential Property Buyers 2018, Wealth Adviser Best Property Adviser Winner 2019 and Best Buying Agency of the Year at The Times and Sunday Times Estate Agency of the Year Awards for 3 years in a row.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Property Search & Acquisition:
Whether clients are looking to purchase a home, second home or an investment property, Black Brick's property search service is the ideal solution, ensuring clients are well advised and end up securing the right property on the very best possible terms. Black Brick looks after clients with budgets starting from £500,000 in Central London and £2 million in the Home Counties.
Managed Sale Service:
Black Brick assists clients that are looking to sell their property through the firm's dedicated sales service. The firm oversees the entire sales process, from initial market advice through to managing the move, in complete confidence if required.
Re-locating to London, in between selling and buying and looking for an interim solution – or visiting London for a short period of time – Black Brick can help find clients the ideal rental place for them to rest their head. Without the headaches.
Black Brick's highly-experienced Property Management Service is tailored to meet the needs of private landlords, corporate landlords and trustees. From finding high-quality tenants through to managing repairs and upkeep, Black Brick can help ensure client's property investment keeps performing.
Leaving their property vacant for several weeks or months can be a worrying time for homeowners. Black Brick’s Vacant Care service can ease clients' minds by helping to ensure that their property stays safe and secure and is ready for them to move back into at any time. Black Brick's service will help maintain clients' properties, carry out regular inspections to ensure clients comply with their insurance company’s requirements, and make their house feel like a home ready for their return.
2019 Black Brick secured almost £100 million of property for its clients. 46% of properties sourced were off market and on average the firm saved its clients almost 11% from the asking price.
Standout deals included: Lion House, Mayfair, W1 - https://www.black-brick.com/lion-house. Acquired for a client from the Middle East who was looking for a home in London and wanted to take advantage of the downturn in the London residential property market. Black Brick secured the house for £7 million. The firm acquired Lion House for a reasonable £1826 per square foot, without the property ever being openly advertised.
Young Street, Kensington, W8 - https://www.black-brick.com/young-street-2. Acquired for a client from Malaysia who was looking for an investment. Black Brick secured 6 apartments for £6.75 million. Black Brick successfully sourced this superb bulk discount purchase of multiple one bedroom units in one of the best new build boutique developments in Kensington. On account of the firm's negotiation the client has secured a significant saving resulting in a 3+% projected gross yield.
Mount Street, Mayfair, W1 - https://www.black-brick.com/mount-street-2. Acquired for a client from the United States of America who was looking for a home in London. Black Brick secured the apartment for £6.625 million. As a result of the firm's analysis the client decided that he was not prepared to pay the premium being charged to be in a new build development, which in Mayfair can be as high as £5000-£6000 per sq. foot. Through Black Brick's network the firm was alerted to an off market two bedroom, two bathroom apartment on the second floor of a period block on Mount Street which is one of Mayfair’s most iconic and prestigious addresses. As a result of the firm's negotiations Black Brick was able to save the client £325,000 from the asking price.
Camilla Dell, Managing Partner
E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0) 203 141 9860
Caspar Harvard-Walls, Partner
E: [email protected]
T: +44(0) 203 141 9864
15 Bruton Place