Perry Bousfield FRICS
Perry offers a discreet and comprehensive service, advising on all aspects of residential property in prime London for private clients originally based in South East Asia, now thanks to his network of long-term relationships and contacts, built up over the past 25 years, spread Worldwide. He is a Chartered Surveyor with a long-standing career in the industry. Prior to establishing Prime Portfolio, Perry was an Equity Partner in Hampton & Sons, and was a Main Board Director following an institutional sale.
Perry and John founded Prime Portfolio at a time when Buying Agents were a relatively new concept and they quickly showed themselves to be pioneers, and remain market leaders.
Qualifications and Membership of Organisations: Perry trained as a Chartered Surveyor and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Additional Information Perry is active in the City, being on the Court of the Worshipful Company of Coopers, one of the older City Livery Companies.
John Vaughan FNAEA MARLA
John has a strong network of contacts through referrals and existing clients. John is able to provide a unique and all-encompassing service to his growing list of global private clients based in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe. He specialises in advising on the expansion of residential investment portfolios, developments and the buying and selling of private homes.
John set up the company with Perry in 2004, following 15 years at Hamptons as a Director for London, and since then Prime Portfolio has firmly established itself as an industry leader.
Qualifications and Membership of Organisations: John first trained at commercial agents Hillier Parker May and Rowden, was a Salaried Partner and then London Regional Director of ‘Hamptons’ before setting up his own business; He is a qualified member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). John has served as both President and Treasurer of the Central London branch of the NAEA.
Additional information: John is a native English speaker who is fluent in Italian. As an active Old Epsomian, John is also the founding President of the Epsom College Property and Financial Services Society.
Neil West MARLA
Neil joined Prime Portfolio in 2007 and heads up the residential management and lettings team, overseeing all aspects of the property management, block management and lettings portfolios.
Neil has over 12 years’ experience of property management and lettings across London and the South East, having worked at Countrywide Residential Lettings, Countrywide Property Management and independent estate agency Williams Lynch.
Neil is a regular visitor to Geneva, Jersey, Hong Kong and Singapore where he meets trust companies, banks and individual clients, whilst also procuring new working relationships.
Qualifications and Membership of Organisations: Neil trained at Countrywide and is an active qualified member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).
Acquisitions & Sales
Rupert joined Prime Portfolio in 2013 having over 18 years’ experience in the prime central London property market. He started out with Chesterfield Estate Agents in Knightsbridge providing a high-end personalised service to private clients. He furthered his knowledge of the market with Strutt & Parker also in Knightsbridge.
Rupert now provides clients with personalised property advice in both sales and acquisitions. His ability to do this is enhanced by his vast contact database of buying and selling agents and other property professionals.
Chiara works with Neil, Ana and Clare to provide a smooth property management service for clients. She has worked with Prime Portfolio in the past and has experience in banking, accounts and business management.
Qualifications and Membership of organisations: Chiara is in the process of gaining her Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) qualification.
Additional information: Chiara is a native Italian speaker with fluent English
Ana works with Neil and Chiara to provide a smooth property management service for clients. She has started working with Prime Portfolio recently and has experience in international taxation, accounts and sales.
Qualifications and Membership of organisations: Ana is in the process of gaining her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.
Additional information: Ana is a native Russian speaker with fluent English.
Tenancy Agreements & Renewals Negotiator
Clare has worked in property management and letting since 1998, she is responsible for drafting all Prime Portfolio Tenancy Agreements to ensure both parties’ best interests are met and the tenancy proceeds in a timely manner, including freeholder’s permissions granted where necessary.
She looks after on-going negotiating of tenancy renewals between landlords and tenants to aid smooth running of the tenancy and advise property managers of any issues to resolve.
Qualifications and Membership of organisations: Clare obtained the NAEA Certificate in Residential Lettings and Management in 2001. She studied French and German to degree level, as well as spending a year as an English language assistant in Austria.
Additional information: Clare is a native English speaker who is fluent in French and German.
PA to Directors
Toni joined Prime Portfolio in 2010 and her responsibilities are varied, they include office organisation, managing John and Perry’s diaries, and helping to organise corporate entertainment. She assists the Directors with their industry compliance obligations (and assists staff when necessary).
Qualifications and Membership of organisations: Toni studied Law at the University of Hull, attend the College of Law at Lancaster Gate for her professional qualification as a solicitor. She was in private practice for over 18 years specialising in residential and commercial conveyancing in central London. She continues to be a member of the Law Society but is not currently a practising solicitor.
Additional information: Toni speaks both English and Italian.
Client Account Manager
Mustapha has been with Prime Portfolio since 2006 and looks after all client accounting for residential property and block management and letting, including business cashflow forecasting, business acquisition, client accounts audit and project management audit.
Qualifications and Membership of organisations: Mustapha has a degree in Electrical Engineering and is currently close to completing his Accountancy training.
Additional information: Mustapha is fluent in French, Arabic and English and also speaks some German.
Overview: Chris worked with Directors John and Perry at Hamptons and now provides clients with a personalised service which is tailored to the needs of non-resident and expatriate investors in UK residential property. He offers landlords tax advice and administration throughout the process of acquiring and letting residential property.
Qualifications and Membership of organisations: Chris is a member of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and has a degree in Politics Philosophy & Economics from University College, Oxford.