Prime Central London
Caroline Takla is proud of the growth achieved by The Collection, the boutique she founded in 2009. After working for several of London’s top agencies since 2002, the fluent Arabic speaker established the agency to fill in a niche in the sophisticated buying market.
Takla has since led acquisitions worth over £750 million for HNWs from 41 countries, for clients including royalty, as well as highly successful business leaders, Forbes-listed billionaires and Bollywood stars.
The company’s profile has grown in a discreet but acclaimed way — this year it has been selected as one of only 14 businesses to participate in the Parliamentary Review (Finance Edition), and it has recently launched its development arm. The Collection is currently managing development of over £25 million of residential property.
Since inception of The Collection, Caroline has advised her clients in three key areas, namely Acquisitions, Developments and Managed Sales.
‘What sets us apart is the unwavering commitment to create wealth through property for our clients, whether it be through sourcing a deal, savvy negotiation, inspired development consultancy or achieving a record sales price. We have consistently been able to exceed our clients’ expectations in this regard.’
Caroline’s reputation for expert and strategic negotiation in complex deals is matched with her ability to spot opportunities and position her clients to transact with lightning speed, giving them an unparalleled advantage.
Her eye for creating value through development consultancy has given rise to record breaking sales prices not only in Prime Central London but also in west London suburbs.
Her clients, who are predominantly highly successful and often high-profile individuals, value Caroline’s discretion, integrity and speed of response.
‘Since the pandemic, our client base has pivoted from predominantly overseas international clients looking for properties within Prime Central London, to UK-based clients eager to buy their “forever home” in other pockets of London. It’s been incredibly rewarding to be involved in and entrusted with these clients. It’s given me the opportunity to apply the mechanics of central London transactions to the suburbs and in so doing, has resulted in success where some clients had otherwise been looking for years.’
She is currently also advising on a number of developments, one of which will be a 100 per cent eco-house development. ‘My feeling is that with the energy crisis, 2022 will be the year that energy efficiency is front and centre in people’s minds when making a buying decision. For the first time, climate change and home ownership are aligned not just ethically, but economically.’
Rank: Top Flight
Top Flight 2023, Buying Agents