Ivor Dickinson, one of London’s most high-profile estate agents, has sadly died at the age of 64.
Dickinson, who stepped down as managing director of Douglas & Gordon in 2013, having spent more than 26 years at the company, headed up a team of more than 200 people.
Dickinson, a former Coldstream Guardsman who served in Belfast and Germany, originally joined Douglas & Gordon as a negotiator in the Balham office, becoming MD some ten years later.
The firm, with Dickinson very much involved, was behind the 2011 spoof fly-on-the-wall film, Under Offer, apparently showing estate agents at their worst. See below.
After leaving Douglas & Gordon, he spent seven years working as chief executive of the Lomond Group’s London and South operation.
Ed Mead, who worked with Dickinson for several years at Douglas & Gordon, said: “It’s with regret that we hear of the death last weekend of Estate Agency legend Ivor Dickinson.
“Ivor was best known as the energetic MD of London agent Douglas & Gordon who revolutionised property advertising in the 90s and 00s. Just google “Douglas and Gordon advertising” to see some prime examples.
“Many will remember him as a successful and colourful character who created a business with a service over profit mentality and will be much missed by family, colleagues and friends.”