Bulgari penthouse sale crowns GBP120 year for VanHan

VanHan – Thomas van Straubenzee and Rory Penn’s super-prime advisory firm – had a particular strong 2014 by all accounts; we’re told the Mayfair-based outfit completed on over 20 top-end deals, including a real whopper in Knightsbridge.

The team tucked away an impressive £120m worth of stock during the course of the year, the highlight being a £39m penthouse in the ultra-prestigious Bulgair Hotel  development.

They’ve also just completed on their first commercial property transaction, shifting a 20,000 square foot block on Marylebone Road for around £25m; not a bad way to launch the division, says Rory Penn: “we were delighted with the price we achieved at Marylebone Road, far above where others had valued the building. This investment sale was a superb launch for the commercial division of VanHan and we are well placed to grow both side of our business. We are seeing an increasing correlation between London’s prime commercial and residential markets largely due to the profile and diversity of investors in the market. VanHan is increasingly being instructed alongside the behemoth agencies to provide a super-prime expertise and network in both commercial and residential transactions – we expect this trend to continue in 2015 and beyond”.
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