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Small Company,
Big History

Cyril Leonard was founded in 1934 against the backdrop of the Great Depression by brothers Cyril & Leonard Blausten. Surviving through the Second World War, the firm grew through the post war development boom, locating in Mayfair, where we have remained ever since.

Two of Cyril’s sons, Douglas & Simon followed into the business, becoming Equity Partners leading the Management / Corporate Real Estate and Building Consultancy departments respectively. They were joined in the Partnership by Andrew Hogge who focussed on the transactional side, including Investment, Development & central London occupational markets.

Recent Years

The Partnership remained in place for around 30 years until 2015 when a planned Management Buy Out took place and the Firm became a Limited Company. Andrew and Simon remained as Directors and were joined by Mark Harrison, Simon Rooke, Jonathan Slater & Olly Spero who had been senior members of staff within the Capital Markets and Building Consultancy departments.

The phased MBO completed in 2020, in the middle of the Covid crisis and lockdown via a number of video conference calls, such as became the order of the day! Andrew & Simon remain with the business as Consultants.

From the Great Depression through to the Covid crisis we feel that the Firm has a survival DNA and are well placed to weather the storm, whatever it may throw at us. Our unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit, traditionalism mixed with agility and flexibility mean that we will continue to serve our loyal client base with our best in class service.

Cyril Leonard

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