Founded in the UK in 1855, Savills is one of the world's leading property agents. Our experience and expertise spans the globe, with 600 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Our scale gives us wide-ranging specialist and local knowledge, and we take pride in providing best-in-class advice as we help individuals, businesses and institutions make better property decisions.


  • 1855 - Savills founded

    Alfred Savill (1829 - 1905) set up business at 27 Rood Lane, EC3, in 1855 as 'Savill and Son'.

  • 1870s

    The business moved to 3 St Helen's Place, which belonged to the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers' estates (was a subtenant). Alfred was already retained as professional adviser to a number of Essex lordships.

  • 1900s

    At the time of Alfred's death in 1905, his sons Alfred, Edwin and (Henry) Norman, were already firmly established in partnership although located in the City, its practice remained largely agricultural.

  • First World War

    Within weeks of war breaking out, Edwin Savill was appointed by the War Office to assess compensation to landowners in Essex and Suffolk for loss of or damage to properties. When the War Losses Commission called in two valuers to assist them, one was Edwin Savill.

  • 1920s

    The firm moved to 51a Lincoln's Inn Fields. Their new office was near enough to the City to enable them to maintain their existing contracts, and had the advantage of being among the trustee solicitors who were bringing them new business.

  • Second World War

    The firm dispersed: junior staff were called up to serve, Norman Savill – along with vital records – went to Wimborne in Dorset. The firm’s architects worked from the Woking office. Norman Savill aside, the Partners stayed at the Lincoln’s Inn Field office.

  • 1950s

    The firm merged with Rees-Reynold and Hunt, rating surveyors and specialist advisors on commercial property investment. This was in line with Alfred’s strategy of expanding into new service lines.

  • 1960s

    63 Lincoln's Inn Fields became the headquarters. In tune with the times, a raft of new young partners were admitted.

  • 1970s

    The firm is re-branded as Savills. 58 partners operate from head office and 15 country offices in England and Wales.

  • 1980s

    Savills becomes a limited company in 1988 and obtains a full listing on the London Stock Exchange, and became Savills plc in 1988.

  • 1990s

    Savills consolidated its growing presence in Asia by joining forces with First Pacific Davies Limited to become FPD Savills in 1997. Savills acquired a majority shareholding in the Spanish, German and French companies previously trading as Weatherall Green & Smith.

  • 2000s

    Savills plc moved into FTSE 250 London Stock Exchange in 2000. Savills acquired First Pacific Davies Limited and 50% stake in Korean Asset Advisors and BHP Korea in 2000. Hamilton Osborne King acquired in Ireland. Hepher Dixon acquired, a planning and regeneration practice.

  • 2011-2013

    Savills Investment Management expanded with acquisition of IPAM GmbH in Germany. Strengthened teams in London with acquisitions of Gresham Down (investment advisory), London Planning Practice (planning) and Thomas Davidson (retail), and property management teams in Singapore and Sweden. Moved into new London HQ.

  • 2014-2016

    Savills expands its US presence with the acquisition of tenant representation specialist Studley Inc, with a network of 25 offices across the US, and expands its presence in Asia by opening an office in Indonesia.

  • 2017-2018

    Savills acquires Aguirre Newman, the leading Spanish independent real estate advisory business and establishes a Middle East platform following the acquisition of the Cluttons network in the region.

  • 2019

    Savills establishes India business, opening offices across the four largest commercial centres; Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, and Chennai.

  • 2020 & 2021

    Savills acquires two businesses in North America. Macro, a successful project management firm, as well as T3 advisors, a leading real estate advisor and consultant for the life sciences and technology sectors. Savills Investment Management forms a Strategic Investment Alliance with Samsung Life, the leading life insurer in its home market Korea.