Managing director and founder
Prime Central London
Jo Eccles has spent more than a decade building her business, Eccord, from its initial beginnings as a pure buying agency back in 2006 into a search and management firm of the highest quality. The 2021 Spear’s Award winner says: ‘No client or requirement is the same. We may be buying a family home, building a long-term buy-to-let portfolio with inheritance proceeds or for children, or advising on how to achieve the best yields on a rental portfolio.’
Under Eccles’ stewardship, the firm has earned a gleaming reputation for discretion, honesty and insight. ‘We continue to believe that in London’s competitive property market it is essential to have expert representation you can trust,’ she adds.
Eccord is independently owned and has a loyal client base ranging from private equity partners and tech entrepreneurs to high-profile sports and media personalities. ‘We are entrusted by the leading private banks and law firms to discreetly represent their clients and achieve them results they couldn’t accomplish themselves – whether that’s accessing a particular property or securing a more competitive price – or both.’
The team are renowned for their meticulous search process, with 67% of their properties acquired off market last year. Eccord’s in-house rental and property management team is also trusted to oversee £1.5 billion of residential property on behalf of individual and portfolio landlords and homeowners.