Having graduated in 2008 from Cass Business School with a degree in Real Estate, Finance and Investment, Daniel found himself thrust into the world of work at "arguably the worst time to try and get a graduate job in the property industry!".
This didn’t stunt his fast and determined ascent, however. It was in 2009, whilst on the Industrial Agency team at Pater Johnson Merriman in The City, that Daniel noticed a large amount of press coverage relating to the acquisition of an entire side of St John’s Wood High St by a firm named Estate Office. He speculatively sent in a CV, joined the company in May that year, qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2012 and was made a director in 2015. He now, in his own words, "bleeds Estate Office."
Expert in the 'off-plan' investment, Daniel cites his best deal as an off-plan in Eastcastle Street, W1: "An overseas based developer in Greece - that no one else could find - was tracked down, leading to a sale in excess of £10m which opened up our foray into the off-plan market".
Perhaps most valued amongst the team for bringing his wife’s homemade cakes into the office, Daniel is highly-personable and a great opener when it comes to deal-making, with an analytical mind and invaluable detective skills for tracking down property owners where other people would have long given up.
He’s seen Estate Office almost triple in size since he joined just 7 years ago, which he says "shows how well we understand and can react to the market by anticipating and focussing on strong trends. We have a well rounded team, everyone has their own strengths and we have a 'work hard, play hard' attitude. We move like a speedboat, reacting quickly to changes in the market, as opposed to some larger corporate firms who are slow off the mark and move like cruise liners!"
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