At the young age of 25, Gary Linton founded the eponymously named Linton Group, a now massive property firm specializing in the acquisition and development of residential and mixed-use property in central London. With a family background in property development, the decision to complete a Masters in Real Estate at Cass Business School was a no-brainer: hands-on experience with DTZ allowed Linton to absorb the bountiful knowledge of his colleagues before taking the plunge and using a small amount of inheritance money from his grandfather to purchase a two-bedroom property in London’s Gloucester Road.
After some success, Linton went on to renovate and sell several other properties, and in a short time had acquired sites across Battersea, Paddington, Dalston and Kentish Town. Years later, Linton is overseeing a firm which has £300m in the pipeline, spread across numerous sites across the country. The Linton Group is now held up as an image of success in the United Kingdom’s property industry – not bad for a young entrepreneur who started out scrubbing up an old flat in Kensington. For this young entrepreneur, a commitment to working within London’s property market has paid off.
Despite the uncertainties of Brexit and its impact on the capital’s economic zone, Linton continues to acquire sites across the city, in what he believes is the country’s centre of “micro-markets”, underpinned by a strong local and domestic demand.