Business Forum with Chris Currell - 20 March 2019
The Fine Art of Real Estate. The story of the Currell Group from start up to sale, and an insight into building a contemporary art collection
Chris Currell (SH 75-80) and his wife Anne (Cr 77-79) established one of the leading commercial and residential agency brands in North and East London.
Chris left Rugby School in 1980, setting up Currell Chartered Surveyors in the heady days of 1990, being joined by Anne to build the residential side of the business in 1998. He has seen an extraordinary amount of change in the property markets over this time.
On 13 December 2018, the Currell Group businesses were acquired by Savills Plc, a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. Chris will share his very fresh experiences of building a business through to ultimate acquisition.
In addition, they have become keen collectors of Contemporary and 20th Century Art and through the establishment of the 'Currell Collection', Chris and Anne have travelled the world in search of works to enhance their collection.
On 20 March Chris spoke to Rugbeians and guests about his impressions and experiences of the roller coaster property markets over 4 decades, as well as learning about some of the art in the collection and the artists and people he has met along the way.
Photos from the event are below.