Strutt & Parker
London, United Kingdom
A country boy at heart, Mark McAndrew only ever intended to stay in the big city for three years. Three decades later, though, he’s still working in Mayfair, albeit wearing a farm-ready khaki gilet.
McAndrew believes country property is distinct from the rest of the market. ‘Since 2007 the property world has been turned on its head, but farmland started to increase in value,’ he says. ‘This is because of the realisation that the world was consuming more food than it was producing.’ But rural property is as subject to change as the rest of the market, he adds. Brexit will undoubtedly affect agricultural land, as well the looming Agriculture Bill and the threat of global warming.
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