Trevor Abrahmsohn

Trevor Abrahmsohn is Managing Director of Glentree International, a business that sells more than £300 million of property each year for its clients, who include some of the most important people and properties in the world (located in London), including many oligarchs.

Trevor, a South African, set up Glentree in 1976 on a £10,000 bank facility from an upstairs bedroom of a residential hotel in Golders Green—the worst time for property since the war.

In 1986 he floated the company, which quickly rose to a market capitalization of £65million. In the first six months after floating Glentree shares went up faster than any share since records began – from 16p to £4.50 per share.

As a result of the then recession that followed, Trevor bought the company back in 1992.

The man is no slouch. Thatcher came to visit his house a few years ago and Gorbechov presided over his thirtieth year company birthday party last year at a huge bash in one of the most expensive newly built mansions in the world.

In his words he is a “Parable of Thatcherite enterprise”, was a main board director of Prime Location (the largest on-line portal for the middle to top end of the property market) and helped steer this agent owned enterprise from conception to a sale at £50million to Lord Rothermere’s Daily Mail Group.

He is the joint founder/chairman of Fabric Magazine which is an agent owned property lifestyle magazine which is distributed from Mayfair across north London.

He proudly drives a Smart Car and happily works from a portacabin office whilst awaiting his new office to be completed. –Interview by Marie Teather

Where were you born ?
Johannesburg, South Africa
How long in London:
over 40 years
Hampstead Garden Suburb
Owner and Managing Director of super-prime/trophy home property agency Glentree International
Favorite Restaurant:
Scalini, Walton St, Knightsbridge
Best Sushi:
Best Ethnic Food:
The Paradise Curry Restaurant, NW3
Best Italian:
Scalini, Walton Street, Knightsbridge
Best place for late night dining:
Annabels, Berkeley Square
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
Scotts, Mount Street, W1
Hautest Club/Lounge:
RAC Club
Best place for a power business meeting:
Marks Club
All-around favorite spot in London:
Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Berkeley
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Sloane Street
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Best Spa:
Favorite Charity Event:
BST Annual Dinner
Favorite Cultural Event:
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Royal Opera House
Best Aspect of London:
The culture
Best Steakhouse:
Guinea, Bruton Street
Best Pizza:
L’artista, Golders Green
Best Lunch:
The George club, South Audley Street
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
RAC Club
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Tate Modern
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Guild Hall
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