Property pair focus on prime service


TWO YOUNG estate agents have launched a luxury Mayfair property consultancy for the prime central London residential market.

Giles Hannah and Thomas Van Straubenzee set up VanHan with the backing of real estate investment firm Palmer Capital, which owns a one-third stake in the company.

Hannah, 29, is overseeing residential sales, which also encompasses new development sales and marketing. Van Straubenzee, 30, is acting on the buying side, sourcing and negotiating properties for high=net-worth clients to purchase.

“Tom and I were very keen to start our own company.” says Hannah.”Tom’s an expert in his field on the buying side, and we thought what could fit together well with my sales experience.”