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David Forbes

London, UK

Head of Private Office

Savills

David Forbes

Biography

David Forbes is Head of The Private Office at Savills which he joined to set up in 2007. The Private Office has been established by Savills to combine exemplary service with the network, resources and expertise and the highest standards of discretion that only global organisations can provide successfully. It offers clients a highly experienced point of contact with an in-depth knowledge of Savills global business ensuring that clients are assigned the correct contact or department within Savills. David regularly travels around the world acquainting himself with the lifestyles and tastes enjoyed overseas, thus enabling him to understand the requirement of the increasing number of people wanting to live in London and to advise developers and vendors accordingly.

He became a partner with Chesterfield estate agents in 1984, predominantly selling high end properties in Belgravia, Chelsea and Knightsbridge. Over the last 28 years David has become recognised as an expert at the top end of the residential market, responsible for the sale of many of London’s most expensive houses and has built up a vast personal network of clients providing invaluable advice to all.

David offers his clients the degree of professionalism they have come to expect, with the bonus of the broader marketing presence of the Savills organisation.

With Chesterfield clearly being recognised as one of the leading agencies in central London, David was delighted when Savills announced the further expansion of its business with the acquisition of Chesterfield in 2006.

David Forbes’ Newsfeed

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.”

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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Chesterfield
Partner
Jan 1983 - Dec 2006
Selling high end properties in Chelsea, Belgravia and Knightsbridge.
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Other Business Interests

Head of Private Office
London, UK
Please click on the logo to view the Savills Private Office Brochure, which explains how the Private Office enables clients to detail their requirements and agree on how they would like their account to be managed.
Head of Private Office
David Forbes is Head of Private Office at Savills & regularly travels around the world to become more acquainted with clients' lifestyles & tastes. This enables him to understand the requirements of clients coming to live in London. Click on the logo to see the Global Showcase (draft).

Philanthropy

Trustee
2012 - 2017
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