John D Wood has completed its merger with Faron Sutaria, bringing seven prime London branches into the fold.
Owner Countrywide took the call to consolidate the two firms under the JDW banner last year, as part of an ongoing bid to create a so-called “London powerhouse” with 51 branches across the capital.
Operations in South Ken, Earl’s Court, Sloane Square, Notting Hill, Fulham Broadway, Shepherds Bush and Islington have been rebranded as part of the John D Wood & Co. network, which now extends to over 40 offices in London and the South.
Faron Sutaria has been operating in London’s sales and lettings arena for around 40 years; John D Wood’s been around for a lot longer – opening its first office on Mayfair’s Mount Street back in 1872 – and has a particularly well-regarded Professional Department specialising in valuations, lease extensions and enfranchisement.
This new, bigger John D Wood will also operate with closer ties to six other associated companies, all currently part of the parent company’s Premier & City Division: Alan de Maid, Hetheringtons, Vanet, Fitz-Gibbon, APW Lettings and CHK Mountford. As a larger company, initially growing by a third through this merger with Faron Sutaria, and through further closer collaborations, the business “will have the coverage and expertise of 51 offices”.
Speaking in August last year, JDW boss Ben Taylor said: “We are bringing together a family of innovative, bespoke and personal estate agency brands to create a London powerhouse.”