Knight Frank strengthens its private client offering

29/05/2018 News Team

Residential and commercial property consultancy firm, Knight Frank, has strengthened its private client offering with the expansion of its global prime team in order to “cement Knight Frank’s position as the leading real estate company in the £10m+ market.”

The team, led by Paddy Dring, head of global prime sales, consists of Knight Frank’s Private Office, based in London and run by Rory Penn and Thomas van Straubenzee, together with a specialist group of global property specialists working alongside them, dedicated to transacting the world’s most expensive properties. 

The Knight Frank Private Office offers a residential and commercial real estate advisory service, focused on acquisition and disposal for private clients, family offices and wealth advisers. 

Through The Private Office, private clients will have access to the collective knowledge, and experience of Knight Frank’s property advisers around the world. 

Working alongside the Private Office is a specialist team of global property professionals which includes - 

- Daniel Daggers (London) 

- Alasdair Pritchard (international)

- Deborah Watt (commercial investments) 

- Liam Bailey (global research)

- Charles Penny (London) 

- Rupert Des Forges (London residential development)

- Tom Smith (lettings)

- Katya Zenkovich (Russia)

- Stuart Cole (UK country homes & estates)

Sami Robertson (London)

Individually, the team will offer different but complementary areas of expertise, helping clients across the world.  

Andrew Hay, global head of residential at Knight Frank said, “The introduction of our Global Prime team is an exciting development for the Knight Frank business. Under the guidance of Paddy Dring, the team will offer a discreet and specialised client service coupled with the very best market intelligence through Knight Frank’s unrivalled global research platform, led by Liam Bailey. This will enable the team to guide clients at every stage of their real estate journey and will help cement Knight Frank’s position as the leading real estate company in the £10m+ market.” 

Mr Dring added: “We pride ourselves on identifying and responding to our clients’ needs and as their requirements become more bespoke, so does the service we provide them. Our Global Prime team was born out of this requirement. The Private Office will provide clients with a single point of contact and together with our extended team of specialist advisers; they will work seamlessly to deliver in-depth knowledge and understanding of the global super prime market, leveraging Knight Frank’s global network and expertise.”

Headquartered in London, Knight Frank has 411 offices in 59 countries and more than 14,000 staff. 

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