About Us

Property Expertise with a London Focus

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The essence of Somerford Real Estate is Understanding. Understanding the client; Understanding the market; and Understanding the deal. And, to put all 3 skill sets together to deliver exceptional opportunities which are well thought out and capable of outperforming the market.

To do this, Somerford Real Estate concentrates on the exciting sub-markets of Greater London and on “added value” transactions where market knowledge, creativity and research all come together to help our clients execute deals that fit with their own return criteria.

Despite being essentially a real estate agency business, what you get from Somerford Real Estate is far more than that. Well researched and explained investment/development opportunities and not just the introduction of a property. The combination of rigorous analysis, creative thinking and experience sets us apart from the competition.

Track record

The directors at Somerford Real Estate have been involved in a wide variety of transactions. A small selection below illustrates our experience and the broad level of expertise available.

The Team

I'm not an Agent. I'm a Deal Architect.

Anon
Andrew and Will are the founding partners of Somerford Real Estate with industry expertise across a variety of sectors and a track record of value add transactions within Central London and the M25 environs. They have worked closely together for many years and were brought together through their intensive entrepreneurial approach and a mutual dedication to meeting the real estate needs of their clients. Both Andrew and Will successfully started and ran their own businesses prior to setting up Somerford Real Estate together.

Will Wynn Williams

Director

With youth and energy on his side, Will is a great deal finder of off-market and “quiet” investments and prides himself on being able to deliver opportunities to clients not available to the wider investment market. This results in a high conversion rate of transactions and satisfied investors.

His expertise of the principal sub-markets of Greater London including Shoreditch, Southwark, Hackney and South West London is unrivalled and he brings a wealth of experience in these areas to all his deals.

His background in office agency whilst at Strutt & Parker gives Will a clear understanding of investments and developments from a tenant perspective.

Will is passionate about regeneration and specialises in investment/development opportunities in growth locations across London and the South-East.

Andrew Riley

Director

Having spent most of his working life in niche investment businesses (Michael Elliott, Franc Warwick, BCM), Andrew has decided to set up a highly focussed Greater London real estate advisory business.

His skill set is primarily in deal execution and creative agency with a client orientated perspective. What sets Andrew apart from other agents is the experience he has in all aspects of a transaction from corporate structures, to finance, to asset management.

Andrew works for a small number of private clients, PropCo’s and uk institutions in originating and delivering value add deals within Greater London. Understanding the needs of the client and the risks and rewards of property transactions are two of his key strengths and a core principle of the Somerford RE business.

Christos Lemos

Senior Surveyor

Christos joined Somerford Real Estate as a Senior Surveyor in September 2018 after having spent five years working in niche west end agency firm Monmouth Dean.

During these five years he mainly focused on acquiring space on behalf of tenants the majority of which were in the tech, media and fashion industries as well as also advising a large number of both private and institutional Landlords. His knowledge of the principal sub-markets of Soho, Fitzrovia, Clerkenwell and Farringdon is second to none and given his experience of tenant requirements is invaluable for assessing investment opportunities.

Christos is passionate about helping clients achieve their objectives and identifying unsuspected opportunities. Christos also has an MSc in International Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University and in his spare time enjoys travel to exotic places particularly India, skiing and also tennis.

Katharine Allen

Executive Assistant

Before joining Somerford Real Estate in May 2018, Katharine had spent 10 years working in the Retail Industry.  Having completed an MA at Edinburgh University, Katharine moved to London where she headed up sales and business development for a start-up children’s food brand, helping triple the turnover to £2m in under 2 years and also initiated negotiations with Starbucks in America resulting in a listing in 6,000 outlets.

Katharine then moved on to work for LVMH for Givenchy then the Estee Lauder Group, where she was National Account Manager for Clinique managing key accounts such as John Lewis and Debenhams.

As a mum of 3 boys, Katharine spends most of her spare time playing football and rugby in the garden but would quite like to be sitting on a beach drinking Rose.

Contact

3-5 Barrett Street, St Christopher’s Place
London, W1U 1AY