I’m proud to lead the team at Grosvenor Billinghurst, having established the business towards the end of 2002, which seems like only a blink ago! After a successful career of nearly 30 years in what might be described as “corporate” Estate Agency my vision was to create a “boutique Estate Agency” business driven by branch based Directors that also share ownership of the company, and use their experience to see we deliver personal and dynamic customer service.
We can lay claim to a deeper heritage than might be apparent, when I highlight that we were privileged to acquire our business in the delightful Surrey village of Claygate from previous owners established in the area since 1919; our centenary approaches! The GB branch in the busy centre of Woking was our first location in ’02 and the original Estate Agency there dates back to 1948. Then there is our ‘flagship’ branch at Cobham which opened (‘cold’ as we say in our industry) in 2003 and now lays just claim to being a local market-place leader with a team of 10 handling residential sales and lettings activities. The branch in Hinchley Wood completes our ‘Elmbridge three’ with coverage across KT10, KT11, KT12 and beyond.
Grosvenor Billinghurst works in parallel with Central London based Beauchamp Estates, with branches in Mayfair, Marylebone and internationally in Florence, Cannes, Mykonos, Israel & New York. Beauchamp Estates was established in 1982 and is similarly a privately-owned boutique positioned Estate Agency.
Contrary to popular perception I believe that Estate Agency in the 21st century is more about the people than the properties. We’re not a retail business, we offer a service that concerns properties for sure, but wherever we are we’re driven by working for people, providing a tailored service, connecting closely with our clientele and responding to their needs. We seek long term relationships and cherish success, defined by satisfied customers and evidenced on the reviews section of our site.
Ian L. Davies
Managing Director Grosvenor Billinghurst and Beauchamp Estates