76 Darragh MacAnthony
MRI Overseas Property
Dublin-born and educated Darragh MacAnthony, 31, is the founder and chairman of MRI Overseas Property, an estate agent for holiday villas. This year, he bought Peterborough United Football Club, and plans not only to relocate the ground but also to inspire the Second Division club into the Premiership.
77 Mathew Ditchburn
Lovells senior associate Mathew Ditchburn, 34, has spent five years at the City law firm advising on insolvency, commercial landlord and tenant and development issues. Away from his legal commitments, Ditchburn fronts the Rancheros, a 1970s-style rock band that have just recorded a new album and play on London’s gig circuit.
78 Holly Ledson
Holly Ledson, 35, joined John Lewis’s property team this year as acquisitions and development manager after stints at Swedish fashion chain H&M and Disney stores. Ledson, who started out on Chesterton’s graduate trainee scheme, considers her biggest achievement to be rolling out stores for H&M across the UK.
79 Allan Wernham
Dundas & Wilson
Lawyer to Donald Trump, Dundas & Wilson partner Allan Wernham is tasked with steering the tycoon’s £1bn golf resort in Aberdeen through planning. The 35-year-old splits his time between London and Glasgow, specialising in retail development.
80 Scott McCabe
Forsyth Business Centres
As the eldest son of Kevin McCabe and older brother of Simon McCabe (ranked 9th), 34-year-old Scott heads serviced office company Forsyth Business Centres. With a target of growing from 22 to 40 business centres by 2009, he has his work cut out. The first international centres are now open in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China.
81 Matt Richards
Jones Lang LaSalle
National director of corporate capital markets Matt Richards, 32, who set up the team at Jones Lang Lasalle this year, nearly missed out on the property world altogether. He spent a year working as a mechanic before deciding that he preferred the warmer and more sociable world of surveying. He still races and tinkers with ‘old bangers’ outside work.
82 Mark Underwood
Winner of the North-west Insider Young Property Professional of the Year 2007, Mark Underwood, 33, heads Drivers Jonas’s Leeds planning team as planning partner. Among his achievements are advising Manchester City Council on its bid for the UK’s first ‘supercasino’.
83 Nina Jackson
Nina Jackson, 27, is a senior consultant at environmental adviser Upstream, which was taken over by Jones Lang LaSalle in November. Her career highlights include working with housebuilder Berkeley, which is building to level 3 of the code for sustainable homes and helping to develop an environmental benchmarking system for 20 housebuilders. Jackson is also a Property Week columnist.
84 Craig Satchwell
Craig Satchwell was thrust into the limelight in May when Colliers CRE’s Birmingham office agency team lost its number one and two, Ian Cornock and Scott Rutherford. Satchwell took up the reins and has since become associate director. He works on the city’s biggest office scheme, Ballymore’s 600,000 sq ft Snowhill.
85 Stephen Gunn
Stephen Gunn, 34, is the man who puts the ‘G’ in Glasgow retail agent SGM. After 10 years as a partner at Cushman & Wakefield, Gunn set up SGM with colleagues Ewan Mackay and Donald Syme last year. SGM has quickly established itself as an expert on Glasgow’s Ingram Street.
86 Fiona Dalgliesh
Fiona Dalgliesh, 29, is a landlord and tenant specialist at Colliers CRE’s Bristol office. She is also chairman of the south-west branch of Women in Property and was named Young Achiever at the RICS South West Commercial Property Awards.
87 Marie Hunt
Marie Hunt, 34, set up CB Richard Ellis’s research department in Dublin a decade ago and has been in charge as director of research as it has risen to become the most respected authority on the Irish property market. Her next challenge is to focus on understanding the emerging markets that Irish investors are moving into.
88 Lord Lovat
Lovat Highland Estates
Simon Fraser, the 16th Lord Lovat, graces all of the rich lists on account of Lovat Highland Estates and its subsidiaries, which share assets valued at £14.5m. The 30-year-old, who works as a stockbroker in London, hopes to buy back his family’s estate and ancestral home, Beaufort Castle, which was sold to settle death duties.
89 Sam Boreham
Jones lang laSalle
If joining Jones Lang LaSalle as an associate from Hargreaves Goswell following a takeover at the start of the year was not enough to keep 32-year-old Sam Boreham busy, he is now also a father of 10 months. He has had to cut down on his rugby playing exploits and concentrates on the ‘dynamic’ City of London market.
90 Jon Lovell
Jon Lovell’s rock-star haircut is not the only thing that makes him stand out at Drivers Jonas. His role as head of sustainability also sets him apart. After just six months in property, 29-year-old Lovell’s biggest achievement has been ‘integrating sustainability across all areas of the firm’. He is also chairman of the Landscape Institute Policy Committee.
91 Simon Morris
Simon Morris, 30, came in for criticism this autumn after a BBC investigation claimed that the student accommodation provider he founded, Morris Properties, was selling houses to other investors who could not cover their mortgages with rental income. Morris made a £15.4m profit in 2005/06, and occupies an £8m headquarters in Brewery Wharf, Leeds.
92 Adam Coffer
Entrepreneurs Property Fund
Adam Coffer used to be a journalist before he realised that working in property was in his blood and joined Kier as head of new business and acquisitions. Coffer, 29, has just left Kier to set up his own property company and funding vehicle, the Entrepreneurs Property Fund, which has a £100m spending war chest. Coffer is also a season ticket holder at Arsenal.
93 Algernon Kent
Invista Real Estate investment Management
Algy Kent, 27, joined Invista Real Estate Investment Management, then Insight Investment, four years ago. Now an associate director, he is a rising star in fund management with joint responsibility for three funds totalling more than £1.2bn. Last year he also jointly set up and seeded an annuity fund now worth more than £200m. His future plans include a stint in Singapore and a 3,000 km trip through India on a 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet for charity.
94 Fiona Forrest
Glasgow Caledonian University
The youngest in our poll at just 21, Fiona Forrest is in her final year at Glasgow Caledonian University Reading property development and valuation. She shot to fame in September beating eight regional finalists to the inaugural Women in Property Student Awards. Judges at the national networking group praised her ‘eloquent responses, in-depth knowledge of her profession, the environment and a clear vision for the future’.
95 Iain Davidson
When Colliers CRE director Iain Davidson, 31, is not supporting Motherwell Football Club, the industrial expert is pulling big names north of the border. St Modwen and ProLogis both came to him for advice on their first industrial ventures in Scotland. His proudest moment was being appointed a director at only 29.
96 James Finnis
Jones Lang LaSalle
James Finnis, 34, regional director and head of western corridor office leasing team, started his career at D’arcy Soar in 1994 straight out of Reading University. He then moved up through the ranks at Rogers Chapman until the company merged with Jones Lang LaSalle, when he was promoted to regional director. He now leads a team of eight in the western corridor leasing market. He has two sons under five and enjoys playing tennis and fly fishing.
97 Jessica Simpson
Savills country department associate director Jessica Simpson, 28, was involved in this year’s largest-ever private house sale of the £42m Park Place in Henley. She joined Savills in 2004 from Strutt & Parker and last year sold Hursley Estate in Hampshire to two farmers for £22m.
98 Matthew Stephens
From Swansea to Barnsley via Hull University and Dublin is the story of 34-year-old Quest development manager Matthew Stephens’ life so far. His biggest achievement has been getting Gateway Plaza, Quest’s £70m, mixed-used Barnsley scheme off paper and on site, conquering the contamination issues.
99 Nabeel Chowdery
Property Route’s 33-year-old proprietor Nabeel Chowdery owns a group of companies with more than 14 vehicles. He has made it to the Sunday Times Rich List and he is worth more than £150m. Had he not entered property in 1995 he says he would have been in film production, owing to his creative background.
100 Charles Fifield
Charles Fifield, 33, is the national chairman of RICS Matrics, the networking group for surveyors under the age of 35. A director and valuation specialist at family company Fifield Glen, he has been involved with the Manchester branch of RICS Matrics for more than a decade.