Capital Place Properties offers complete service right from the initial stages of search through to interior design
A residential property and design consultancy for the prime and super-prime London market is seeking to disrupt the traditional model by offering an integrated suite of services to prospective buyers of homes in the capital’s most desirable areas.
Capital Place Properties, founded by property specialists Alexis Stellakis and Harry Helsby, recently announced the official launch of its bespoke ‘turnkey service’ providing UK and overseas clients with expert property advice. It also offers a complete in-house service from the initial stages of search and acquisition, right through to architectural transformation, interior design, furnishing and lighting.
Capital Place Properties seeks to identify choice residences before they become available on the open market.
For affluent individuals without the luxury of time, or those with limited knowledge of the London market, the company’s ‘seamless service’ means buyers are able to source, view, buy, reconfigure, design and fit out their new properties without needing to employ third parties or approve the property in person.
The firm says this all in-house solution is especially important for prospective overseas clients eager to invest in the UK’s prime market ‘where transparency, trust and dependability are paramount’.
We believe that the traditional method of finding and buying properties is outdated, unnecessarily cumbersome and that we provide a better solution, Stellakis said. By integrating technology, in-depth knowledge of, and contacts in the London prime market with a portfolio of complementary services, we have created something that we believe to be completely unique.
He added: The experience of operating during the Covid-19 lockdown when we continued to win clients and progress projects has only further convinced us that this is the way forward.
Despite his degree in law, Stellakis opted to forgo a legal career and instead spent five years as a principal investor in prime real estate where he personally bought, developed and sold numerous properties.
Helsby, meanwhile, spent a decade in the Central London property market advising clients on their property acquisitions, redevelopment and sales, building on the legacy of his father Jeremy Helsby, the former chief executive of Savills.
Between them, in the seven years before founding Capital Place Properties, the pair worked on more than £65 million of property transactions, ranging from one-bedroom apartments in Earls Court to seven-bedroom townhouses in Belgravia.
Capital Place Properties aims to use the combined property and interior design expertise of its founders, as well as an extensive network of professional connections, to provide potential buyers with ‘unique, unfettered access’ to desirable addresses across Central London. The ability to transform interiors has been a keen driver of interest for potential buyers, it added.
Our track-record speaks for itself, we do it all and we do it well, Helsby explained. We know that our clients value consistency through the buying process and prefer to deal with one person for all their needs rather than multiple third-parties.
He added: This client dependency means we need to be completely aware of market changes and the specific requirements of our current and future clients. For example, we know that the aspirations of buyers have changed dramatically due to the lockdown experience – extra room to work from home as well as outside space are now top of the priority list.
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