Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co is a luxury London estate agency focused on the sale, letting and building management of the capital’s finest and most exclusive properties and boutique new developments.
Formally Kay & Co, Chairman Samuel Bikhit founded the company in 1982 and he continues to oversee the business alongside his son Martin who joined the company in 1997. Martin spent nine years honing his skills before being appointed Managing Director in 2008 and has enabled the company to grow into the well-established luxury real estate agency it is today. In 2013, Martin’s youngest sister Sarah joined the lettings team before moving across to the Marketing team in 2018. Unlike other ‘family’ owned businesses, they are very much present in the day to day running of the business and sit and work alongside the rest of the team.
In November 2018 Kay & Co became the exclusive UK affiliate of Warren Buffett’s global real estate business, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. From this point Kay & Co become known as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co, being one of the few organisations trusted to use the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices name.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks, with 52,000+ agents and nearly 1,500 offices worldwide since its launch in September 2013. In addition to America and London, the expansion has seen offices opening in Milan, Berlin & Dubai with more offices in the near future. The brand was recognised as “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study and Berkshire Hathaway was awarded the no.3 spot in the 2019 Fortune’s 10 most admired companied in the World, just behind Apple and Amazon.
Since joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Kay & Co gained access to the brand’s Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving; lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution, professional education and more. This means that their team are continually able to learn and grow whilst having access to the latest technology features to ensure that their clients are receiving the highest level of service and expertise at all times.
The transition came at a very uncertain time in the property market, but the confidence that Warren Buffett had in the London market has instilled confidence in many of our clients. The London market will always, we feel, remain a solid investment in terms of property.
So what lies ahead? Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co plan to expand to other prime central London areas over the course of the next few years, and within the next ten years, plan to have a minimum of ten new offices.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as a real estate network is continually expanding across the globe, and we are very excited to be able to be on this journey together with our clients. As a ‘forever brand’Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices aim to be the'go to' agent through all the different stages of our clients the property cycle; from expanding families looking to upsize, those seeking properties for their children whilst at University, those downsizing as their children have flown the nest, or even those relocating abroad. The list is endless, and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co look forward to being there through it all.