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Is Savills embracing a more ‘dress down’ approach to business attire?

Former Knight Frank high flyer Daniel Woods, its latest new hire to head up the firm's Hackney branch, has eschewed the company's trademark suit and tie.

Nigel Lewis


Savills is taking a more relaxed approach to its formerly conservative clothing regs if the company’s latest senior hire is anything to go by.

Daniel Woods has joined Savills to head up its Hackney branch from competitor Knight Frank, where he spent the past three and a half years both as a Departmental Head in Tower Bridge and an Associate Sales Manager at South Bank, both flagship branches.

Prior to that he worked for Foxtons as initially a negotiator and then valuer.

Woods’ more relaxed approach to suit wearing can be traced both to his initial career prior to joining the property industry, and his new beat.

Before his jump into estate agency, Daniel was a professional actor who toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company, spending two years in Italy.

As You Like It

There he played the roles of both Duke Frederick and Duke Senior in Shakespeare’s classic play ‘As You Like It’.

He is also now working in Hackney, where its more boho residents are less likely to expect agents to wear ties.

Regarded by many as London’s artistic hub, Hackney enjoys a diverse community that is popular with many families and young professionals who are attracted by the good local schools and the short commute into the City and Canary Wharf.

“Having lived in East London for over ten years, I am very excited to be heading up the area’s office as I know and love the area so well,” he says.

“Not only do I believe this to be one of the most exciting markets in London, joining such a well-known and talented team presents a great opportunity for me to really get my teeth into.”

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August 26, 2020

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