John D Wood & Co.

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John D Wood & Co.
Industry Real Estate
Founded 1872
Key people
Peter Young Managing Director
Number of employees
150 (2011)
Parent Countrywide Assured Group plc

John D Wood & Co. is a UK estate agents and lettings agency, established in London in 1872.


John Daniel Wood founded his eponymous company opposite the Connaught Hotel in Mount Street, London, in 1872, at the age of 23. After the First World War the company regularly took instructions on great London houses and country estates, including the sale of Dorchester House, Park Lane (now the Dorchester Hotel), Leeds Castle in Kent and Parham Park in Sussex. In 1930 the company moved headquarters to Berkeley Square where the firm's headquarters remained until the late 1980s.

In 1982 the commercial and residential arms of John D Wood separated to form John D Wood & Co. (Residential and Agricultural) and John D Wood (Commercial). In 1987 the Residential and Agricultural arm floated on the London Stock Exchange, and in 1997, when its growth proved attractive to investors, the listed company was acquired by Hambro Countrywide plc. In 1998, Hambros de-merged the newly created Countrywide Assured Group plc., which is now in the hands of private equity, and is the UK's largest estate agency group.


John D Wood & Co. has seventeen London offices, six country offices and associated offices throughout the south of England.


  • Investment, Sales, Acquisitions & Leasing
  • Research & Consultancy
  • Surveying & Legal Valuations
  • Freehold / Leasehold Acquisition & Collective Enfranchisement
  • Residential, Commercial & Industrial Services
  • Property Management

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