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Countrywide says merger expands agency's London network by a third

A new statement by Countrywide’s John D Wood & Co says its now-completed merger with Faron Sutaria has had the effect of expanding JDW’s London network by a third. 

Although a message confirming the merger appeared on the John D Wood website in mid-February (and reported by Estate Agent Today here) the formal announcement was released to the media only yesterday through a press release.

John D Wood says the merger “strengthened coverage in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with additional branches in South Kensington, Sloane Square and Earl’s Court and a larger team in Notting Hill; Fulham with an additional office in Fulham Broadway; in West London where its new Shepherd’s Bush branch links Notting Hill and Chiswick; and extends its reach in north London with a new Islington office.”  

The statement also says that the Faron Sutaria move complements “the strengthening of [John D Wood’s] relationships with six other associated companies - Alan de Maid, Hetheringtons, Vanet, Fitz-Gibbon, APW Lettings and CHK Mountford which are now ‘Part of John D Wood & Co.’.”

Last week's trading figures released by Countrywide included the cost of its estate agency branch restructuring in 2016 - you can see that here.

John D Wood now has over 40 sales and lettings offices London and the country, and over 120 associated offices across the south of England. 

Tim van der Schyff, head of lettings at the agency, says: “We are amalgamating the best practice from each company combining it with the professionalism, in depth knowledge and excellent customer service our teams are known for.  The new offices, refurbished in the fresh modern style John D Wood & Co. has [sic] started rolling out across the network look fantastic and are being very well received by our customers, colleagues and visitors.“

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