’Typically, the very wealthy have three overseas homes,’ says David Forbes, head of estate agent Savills’ Private Office. ‘One in southern Europe for summer sun, another in the Alps to go skiing, and a third for winter sun, typically in the Caribbean but increasingly in the Far East.’
"...the trend has been toward gated communities", said David Forbes, private office head of Savills, a global real estate firm. “Security has become a major issue worldwide. We’ve seen a huge shift away from big single villas in isolated areas toward really high-end secure gated communities with full service amenities..."