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Smith & Williamson Investment Management


International & Strategic Property Advisers

Property Advisers

Property Investment, Finance & Private Office Services


London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Investment management

Asset class

Real estate

Client types



Sector focus

Real Estate

Investments and Asset Management


Dermot Mahony


‘If you have £20 million, you can buy a building or two,’ says Dermot Mahony. ‘If they’re small ones, you might even be able to buy three or four.’ But the head of real estate at Smith & Williamson adds that investing in property isn’t that simple. ‘Unless you have expertise in the sector, the asset class, the location, then you’re putting yourself at a disadvantage.’

For many of the firm’s clients, an indirect route to real estate exposure is a more attractive option. Real estate investment trusts have existed in the US since the Sixties but are newer in the UK, having been introduced in 2007. Mahony and his team create solutions that are tailored to individual clients.

Rank: Top Ten

Top Ten 2021, Property Investment, Finance & Private Office Services

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