DEVLIN MCGREGOR DEALS WITH SOME OF THE UK’S MOST EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES IN THE FINEST ADDRESSES.
Our properties are sold strictly off market, they are never placed on the internet for general viewing. The only people who will be aware that the property is for sale are potential buyers. These potential buyers have signed a non-disclosure agreement and are in the position to buy.
Our main focus is to achieve the most valuable sale possible. We take care of the entire process of planning, finding buyers, negotiating the best possible terms, managing due diligence and closing the transaction.
Meet our executive team:
JOE RAI, ADVISORY MANAGING DIRECTOR
Prior to establishing Devlin McGregor with Richard Thomson, focusing on property requirements for HNW and UHNW clients, Joe had already established himself as a prominent UK businessman. He was a highly successful Sales Director within his International Family Group of businesses, handling multi-million pound contracts with FTSE 100 listed companies. Joe developed the Group to secure its position as the largest independent organisation in its sector within the UK, reaching No. 42 in the Sunday Times fast-track 100, in 2009.
Joe then sold the companies to focus on his passion for deal-making within the mergers and acquisitions sector, working closely with private equity firms, such as Ardenton Capital, LDC, Octopus Investments (previous owners of Zoopla) and clients such as CRH PLC, Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, and Tyco International PLC.
With Devlin McGregor, Joe has transferred his business talents and acumen to the Prime and Super Prime residential property market. With expertise in strategic planning, transaction management and financial structuring, coupled with market knowledge in the corporate sector, Joe has created an extensive network of affinity partnerships with private banking, UHNW wealth managers, UHNW family offices and family lawyers, all of whom expect the highest level of service.
A strong advocate of behavioural economics, Joe firmly believes clients should experience trust and dependability from their first engagement with him and Devlin McGregor. Taking a holistic approach to property requests, Joe offers strategic advice throughout the process to successfully secure Prime and Super Prime residential and commercial investments for his clients.
RICHARD THOMSON, ADVISORY MANAGING DIRECTOR
Founding Devlin McGregor with Joe Rai, Richard advises local and international HNW and UHNW clients, directing them to best in class Prime and Super Prime residential properties and investment opportunities across the UK. Richard believes firmly in a highly personal service and one-to-one engagement with clients, offering a completely private process, where multi-million pound transactions take place off-market.
Richard’s extensive knowledge is invaluable when creating a sale or finding a buyer, and his expertise is highly sought after by clients wishing to find private residential homes or build property portfolios. Part of his talent is forward thinking and taking a longer term view to find property or investments which are exactly right for his clients. The epitome of integrity, drive and professionalism, Richard delivers truly outstanding results, with clients returning time and time again.
“As my wife has been working in the real estate sector for more than fifteen years, we knew Devlin McGregor for their professionalism, their portfolio of clients and their discretion, so when we started considering whether to sell our house in Holland Park, we contacted Joe to see if he was interested in coming to us and offering his opinion. Within two days we had made an appointment with Joe to visit the house. After the visit Joe confirmed he had clients who were looking for a similar property in our area and would certainly be interested in purchasing the house.Joe’s clients were living in the countryside at the time. It was a sign of the trust they had in Joe that they decided to embark on the always congested trip into London purely on the strength of his feedback. Two days after their visit we received an offer above our asking price. Throughout the process, Joe’s passion for putting together the best possible deal for the buyer and for the seller shone through every step of the way. We trusted his feedback and he always delivered. Joe has an infectious and flamboyant personality and clearly very much loves what he does.Just as importantly, Joe was also always on call to answer every question, help smooth the unavoidable wrinkles of every sale, and keep the process on track. For us, selling the house we lived in for more than twelve years was also an emotional process. Joe understood that completely. We will have no hesitation in recommending Devlin McGregor to anyone wishing to sell their house professionally, quickly, and discreetly. ”
“We have been working with Devlin McGregor; when we decided to put our house on the market since we were moving back to the US. Since then, they have been extremely professional and diligent in their work. Despite these incredibly uncertain times, they were able to find a few prospects and an actual buyer for our property. One thing we particularly like is that, unlike estate agents, they never wasted our time bringing clients that were never going to seriously consider our property. We therefore have no problem recommending Devlin McGregor, and in particular Joe Rai and Richard Thomson, to manage your home sale.”