Property Vision is about more than getting deals over the line, says senior partner Philip Harvey.
‘Our specialisation is helping private clients find and acquire the best property in the country,’ says Harvey, who joined the firm in 2001.
‘We try to identify our clients’ emotional needs, as well as their property requirements – the question is how do they want to live their lives?’ He recalls a client who wanted a ‘really special’ house in West Sussex that didn’t exist in the chosen area. He convinced the client (and their pilot) to take their helicopter over the area to illustrate his point.
‘We ended up finding them a beautiful house in Hampshire,’ says Harvey.
Philip Harvey's career began in commercial property and portfolio management, moving to high-value London residential sales in the 1990s. He joined Property Vision in 2001 and his initial role was to build the business in the southeast – 22 years on he helps clients with significant budgets across all competencies.
Harvey, jokingly referred to as 'Greta' by colleagues due to his obsession with sustainability, has a clear vision for the business. 'Prime real estate sits alongside other emotionally driven assets such as art, cars and wine. Buyers are increasingly understanding of the value we bring, gaining market access and providing unconflicted advice. This is a global phenomenon which supports our growth overseas.'