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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’ Newsfeed

31 Dec 2018
South China Morning Post
Why robbery victim Kim Kardashian West & super-rich celebs spare no expense on privacy & security

“There was a time when people really flaunted their wealth – now they do not,” David Forbes, head of the private office at the property agent Savills, said.  “People’s priorities over the years have shifted. Now right at the top of the list, it’s security.”

28 Feb 2018
Spear's Magazine
David Forbes

Few feel the pulse of global wealth like David Forbes, who possesses perhaps the most enviable contacts book in world property (having more than 600 offices with 30,000 people in 60-plus countries at your fingertips can’t hurt). "You have to be a complete chameleon, doing what I do,’ he tells Spear’s. ‘You have to be as comfortable dealing with an old duchess in Tuscany or someone from the music industry in St Tropez or someone from the film business in Los Angeles and New York. You have to tune in to people. One size doesn’t fit all."

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David Forbes’ Background

Head of Private Office
Jan 2007 - Present
London, UK
Savills plc is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. Savills have an international network of more than 700 offices and associates throughout the Americas, the UK, continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
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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
Children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition are often confused, scared and facing serious medical treatments. Through their various programmes, Starlight creates moments of joy and comfort for hospitalised kids and their families.

David Forbes’ Education

1962 - 1968