Irvine Sellar is considered by many notable figures in the industry to be one of the well established characters, as well as having a long and distinguished career across more than forty years. His career ranges from being a market trader to the founder and owner of the number two independent fashion retailer in the UK. His list of credentials is very long, and most recently he added to it by developing the tallest building in Western Europe (it should be noted that this title was taken over by Moscow’s Federation Tower in 2013).
As the founder of Sellar Property Group, he been able to continue to drive growth since 1991. He took the company toward the commercial property market, and the organization now contains a very diverse investment portfolio, both in England and throughout Europe.
Irvine Sellar is well known throughout the London business world – see https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/rbi-blogs/wp-content/uploads/mt/estatesgazette/pdf/eg-rich-list-2011.pdf , and commended by many people for his determination to see a project through to its completion. This trait was exemplified during the development of the Shard, in London, as there was a great deal of opposition to it. Notable complaints came from English Heritage and the Royal Parks Foundation, who believed the Shard would not complement St Paul’s Cathedral.
After his humble start in the fashion business, making sales in Carnaby Street during the 1970’s, he has become a very wealth man. The 2012 Sunday Times Rich List estimated his wealth at £190m, which made him the 395th richest person in the UK.
An Irvine Sellar wiki would not be complete without a number of personal facts. He was born in Essex, and left school at sixteen years old to take over his father’s business (a glove shop) in St Albans. Today, he is married with three children, and still pursuing his many ambitions.