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David Forbes


London, UK

Head of Private Office


David Forbes
David Forbes became a partner and Co-Founder with Chesterfield, one of London’s leading estate agents, in 1984. In 2007 Savills acquired Chesterfield and brought David’s expertise into the fold, strengthening the team, network and knowledge base. David heads The Private Office, and continues to offer his clients the degree of professionalism they have come to expect, with the added bonus of the broader marketing presence of the Savills organisation. David has been responsible for the sale of many of London’s most expensive houses and has built up a vast personal network of clients.

Personal Business Advice

Never boast about your successes and don't tell anyone about your failures.

David Forbes’s Newsfeed

12 Nov 2016
New York Times
As Markets Waver, the Rich Park Money in Luxury Homes

"...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..."

30 Oct 2016
Financial Times
The man with the unrivalled design contacts book

A specialist agency is harnessing its rigorously edited contacts book to match its clients to the perfect architect, builder, interior designer, project manager and landscape gardener...David Forbes, head of Savills’ private office, says that in all his 35 years in property he has never come across anybody who offers this kind of highly personal and yet professional service. 

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David Forbes’ Background

Head of Private Office
Jan 2007 - Present
London, UK
Residential Property Sales.
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Jan 1983 - Dec 2006
Selling high end properties in Chelsea, Belgravia and Knightsbridge.
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Other Business Interests

Mar 2002 - Dec 2016
London, UK

David Forbes’ Education

1962 - 1968