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Tammy Newell
Tammy Newell
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  • 07th February 2012

Search Office Space’s Daniel Howard nominated for Norwood property prize! Watch this space to see if he makes the shortlist…


Young NorwoodSearch Office Space is pleased to announce that our very own Director, Daniel Howard, has been nominated for the ‘Young Deal of the Year’ award at Norwood’s Charity Fundraiser event, the Young Norwood Property Award Dinner 2012.

Daniel, who has been working for Search Office Space for 8 years, has successfully closed many deals for the company during his time. He thrives on the satisfaction of being able to understand a client’s requirements and acquire them the most suitable office solution, according to their company’s needs. Daniel’s hard work has evidently paid off since he has been nominated for this award, and we are all very proud of him at Search Office Space!

I caught up with Daniel to ask him about the nomination, and his journey to become Director of Search Office Space.

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Why do you love the property market?

I just love every aspect of property. It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to use my expertise in helping clients acquire the most suitable office solution that allows them to best run their business.

What made you want to enter the profession in the first place?

If I’m honest it was initially a stop gap after university, before I went on to pursue my chosen career in banking. However, after 3 months I found that I enjoyed the industry and aspects of my job so much that I started to view it as a career and I have never looked back.

When did you join Search Office Space and can your remember your first deal?

I joined Search Office Space in August 2004 and was working in the American Market. I was quickly able to develop a strong relationship with a medium sized company called Break Media who had their offices in Los Angeles and were looking to expand into Chicago. This was my first deal!

Who would be your dream company to find office space for?

I have been privileged to work for some amazing companies throughout my career. However, I would love to have the opportunity to assist Google and Facebook in their office search as I feel it would be both a challenging and rewarding task.

How did you work your way up to management level and what was the journey like?

I have been extremely dedicated, and have benefited from working in various teams/departments, allowing me to understand every element of the business. My love of property and our market has assisted my progress and development. I am also a tenacious character who very rarely likes to settle and I always like to be learning - both as an individual and a business.

What has been your most pivotal moment working here?

Well there have been a few, and if I had to choose one it would be the experience I have gathered working on the acquisitions agency team. It enabled me to learn about and understand every aspect of property which I feel gave me the experience to deal with all clients and their demands for fully serviced, managed or conventional office space.

What has been the most valuable contribution you have made to the company?

I have brought in unprecedented revenue over a consistent period and completed record-breaking deals within the company and industry. However, I feel that my wealth of knowledge and expertise and the ability to share this with my colleagues is invaluable.

Where would your dream office be?

Definitely within the Heron Tower on Liverpool Street in the City!

How do you think the serviced office market will evolve over the next five years?

I think the serviced/managed office market has developed hugely over the last 5-10 years and is constantly evolving. I see great things for this industry, and in uncertain times it provides clients with huge benefits to allow them to focus on their core business as well as engaging the development of how their staff work. As technology also increases and develops, the way people work will also change and this will only assist in the growth of the serviced/managed and flexible office market.

You have recently been nominated for the Norwood ‘Young Deal of the Year’ Award, what does this mean to you?

It means a lot, as it is recognition of all the hard work in 2011 and to even be nominated caps a successful year both individually and as a company!

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The winners of the YN Property Awards 2012 will be announced at the ceremony which takes place on February 27th at the Hilton London Metropole, W2. For those wishing to attend, tickets are still available, and all sales go toward the Norwood charity.

Search Office Space will also be following up on this event so keep a look out on our blog for more information.