Property Developer, Designer, Author and Television Presenter
Luke Doonan is a renowned interior designer and property developer throughout the UK and Europe. Born in London in 1971, Luke left home at the age of 16 and has worked passionately ever since.
He bought his first property at the age of 18 and has always loved working around all aspects of interior design and property development. Luke worked for exclusive property company Savills where for a decade; he was in charge of running and selling the majority of the new luxury developments in and around Canary Wharf. Predicting London's increasing need for high-end corporate living near this area and the Square Mile, during his time at Savills Luke started to buy properties in neighbouring Bow and Stratford where the prices were much cheaper than Docklands. He soon built up a healthy property portfolio and for the last 20 years has been running his property development company, which now extends to many areas throughout London and the UK.
His time at Savills taught him that London has an increasing number of corporate flats owned by overseas investors, individuals and firms who need their London investments to be furnished elegantly, effectively and efficiently. As a result, Luke started Conscious Image Interiors in 1995, a highly individual design company which offers a bespoke private client service and also offers investors a unique furnishing service for their investments. Conscious Image has grown solely on reputation and works with some of the world's most renowned property developers and investors. Conscious Image has won various awards over the last 18 years and continues to be one of London's most dynamic interior design companies.
His career and passion for all things property has led him to become Channel Fives Wright Stuff Property Expert and is a regular guest expert on BBC London news and BBC London Radio. Luke recently presented two series of the awarding winning and ever popular property show, A Place in the Sun.
In 2015, He created and presented Council House Crackdown, a five part documentary show that investigates the abuse of social housing, illegal subletting and all aspects of tenancy fraud in the UK. The show was commissioned by the BBC and was a great success. It was commissioned for a second series immediately and will air during spring 2016 (10 shows in the series).
He is in the process of starting his own production company which will make and produce socially and politically driven documentaries on housing in the UK.
Luke Doonan is ready, willing and able. Most of all, he is excited to be one of the country's go-to men for all aspects related to the property market.