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Welcome to Knight Frank Global Property Wealth.

As the world’s largest independent Real Estate Consultancy, Knight Frank has advised some of the world’s most influential families and sovereign funds for more than 100 years.

Global property markets continue to be increasingly influenced by political and economic events, it has been essential for us to be able to provide our clients with up to date, informed advice in the key locations around the world.

Through our network of 12,500 professionals in over 300 offices throughout 48 countries we can seamlessly provide our clients with a consistent platform to assist them in all areas of residential and commercial property investment.

Knight Frank Global Property Wealth has been formed as a direct result of the demand shown by our high net worth clients and their advisors, findings from the 2013 Knight Frank Wealth Report showed 57% of our high net worth clients intended to increase their investment in prime property.

The Global Property Wealth Team comprises some of our most senior Partners from across the organisation, who are able to manage high level relationships across multiple territories and diverse markets.

My partners and I very much look forward to advising you, and providing you with strategic advice across your property holdings for many years to come. Global Property Wealth – a truly unique service from Knight Frank.

Global Property Wealth at Knight Frank is a fully integrated commercial and residential real estate advisory service focusing on the needs of High Net Worth clients, family offices and wealth advisors. Based in London, the team works closely with all Knight Frank offices across the globe, providing a single point of contact for services including acquisitions, sales, leasing, valuation, asset and property management.

Our advice is based on market-leading research generated by teams of local professionals. Through proactive management we preserve and nurture wealth for future generations.

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Global Property Wealth | Knight Frank

  1. 1. Welcome to Knight Frank Global Property Wealth. As the world’s largest independent Real Estate Consultancy, Knight Frank has advised some of the world’s most influential families and sovereign funds for more than 100 years. Global property markets continue to be increasingly influenced by political and economic events, it has been essential for us to be able to provide our clients with up to date, informed advice in the key locations around the world. Through our network of 12,500 professionals in over 300 offices throughout 48 countries we can seamlessly provide our clients with a consistent platform to assist them in all areas of residential and commercial property investment. Knight Frank Global Property Wealth has been formed as a direct result of the demand shown by our high net worth clients and their advisors, findings from the 2013 Knight Frank Wealth Report showed 57% of our high net worth clients intended to increase their investment in prime property. The Global Property Wealth Team comprises some of our most senior Partners from across the organisation, who are able to manage high level relationships across multiple territories and diverse markets. My partners and I very much look forward to advising you, and providing you with strategic advice across your property holdings for many years to come. Global Property Wealth – a truly unique service from Knight Frank. FOREWORD Lord Andrew Hay FRICS GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH FOREWORD
  2. 2. 7 ABOUT OUR SERVICE Global Property Wealth at Knight Frank is a fully integrated commercial and residential real estate advisory service focusing on the needs of High Net Worth clients, family offices and wealth advisors. Based in London, the team works closely with all Knight Frank offices across the globe, providing a single point of contact for services including acquisitions, sales, leasing, valuation, asset and property management. Our advice is based on market-leading research generated by teams of local professionals. Through proactive management we preserve and nurture wealth for future generations. GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH OUR SERVICE
  3. 3. DEBORAH WATT PARTNER PRIVATE CLIENT ADVISORY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Deborah has over 18 years’ experience in commercial property, and has worked in the UK and continental Europe both in a client investor role and latterly as a real estate advisor. Her knowledge of international commercial property markets is extensive. Before joining Knight Frank, she worked for the Duke of Westminster’s property company, Grosvenor Estates, asset managing commercial and mixed-use properties in the UK and Spain. Combining this understanding of family office and her subsequent roles at Knight Frank running the European bank valuation team and as a Fund Manager at Knight Frank Global Capital Markets, she is ideally placed to understand clients’ long term asset planning and investment objectives. As part of the Global Property Wealth team Deborah provides strategic commercial property advice to private clients and wealth advisors looking to allocate capital into Real Estate. She speaks Spanish and French fluently. 9 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH OUR TEAM
  4. 4. NOTTING HILL, LONDON W11 In response to growing interest in alternative asset classes, the Global Property Wealth team advised a private client from the Middle East on the acquisition of a boutique, serviced apartment/hotel located in London’s fashionable Notting Hill. Upon completion we worked alongside the client in sourcing a new operator to run the establishment and moving forward will asset manage the property to ensure that future investment value is preserved and enhanced. 11 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  5. 5. BAVARIA, GERMANY At the end of 2013 the Global Property Wealth team advised a consortium of families from Saudi Arabia on the acquisition of a 100,000 square metre logistics facility, leased to BMW, in Southern Germany. This acquisition formed part of a wider strategy to support the families’ long-term investment objective of building a core European logistics and office real estate portfolio. The team managed legal, financial and property professionals in Germany and the UK to deliver this acquisition to the client in a timely and efficient manner. 13 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  6. 6. MAYFAIR, LONDON W1 Co-ordinated through a single point of contact, this unique office instruction, in the heart of Mayfair, demonstrates the breadth of services available through the Knight Frank Global network. The team worked with the client throughout the lifecycle of the project, initially providing strategic development advice. Following the successful completion of the scheme, we concluded the leasing negotiations and were retained to manage the onward sale of the investment to a private American family office. 15 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  7. 7. PAUL HUMPHREYS PARTNER PRIVATE CLIENT ADVISORY RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE As a qualified Chartered Surveyor, with over 20 years’ experience of working in the UK and Europe Paul has an in depth knowledge of both the residential and commercial property sectors. Following more than a decade working in both commercial and residential prime central London markets, Paul was instrumental in building and managing Knight Frank’s prime residential team in France, with a focus on the South of France and the Alps. Paul’s international expertise is well placed within our Global Property Wealth team to guide and advise clients and their advisors on all aspects of buying, selling and owning residential property. Paul speaks French fluently. 17 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH OUR TEAM
  8. 8. SOMERSET, UK Building on a long standing relationship with the owner of this 850 acre working estate, comprising a Grade II listed Manor House and farm, Knight Frank was instructed to manage the sale through a discrete marketing campaign. Our global reach generated interest from buyers from as far afield as South America, South Africa, Scandinavia and New Zealand. The sale was handled sensitively and concluded following offers from three overseas buyers. 19 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  9. 9. FINSBURY, LONDON, EC1 Working with our colleagues in Singapore, we provided strategic investment advice to a long standing Singaporean client wanting to establish a mixed portfolio of residential and commercial investments in the UK. The client has a successful track record investing in Asia and was looking to expand their portfolio into Europe. In helping our client to formulate a clear strategy, we successfully acquired a number of assets on their behalf, including a selection of units in Canaletto – an exciting new development in one of today’s most vibrant districts in the City of London and a prime office investment in Central London. 21 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  10. 10. GOODMAN’S FIELDS, LONDON, E1 In response to the growing interest in alternative asset classes, our specialist Student Property team provides a range of consultancy and transactional services for local, national and global student accommodation projects. We have a strong track record in the sale of key urban regeneration sites, as well as operational and established student accommodation properties and portfolios. Goodman’s Fields is a mixed use, seven acre development in the heart of the City of London, where part of the development is allocated to high quality student accommodation, housing over 600 students. Knight Frank’s Student Property team provided the client with development and valuation advice from the outset of the project. We then secured a forward funding commitment from one of the UK’s main operators of student accommodation. 23 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  11. 11. JEREMY WATERS PARTNER INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Jeremy has worked in commercial property for nearly two decades. He is Head of International Capital Markets focusing on the movement of wealth between four key hubs: Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North America. He also has responsibility for Knight Frank’s Middle Eastern network and has advised many key institutional and private clients across the region on their global property investment strategies. As part of the Global Property Wealth team, Jeremy works closely with Knight Frank in Asia Pacific, advising pension funds, developers and private clients looking to invest in commercial property in Central London. 25 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH OUR TEAM
  12. 12. CANNES, FRANCE With investment teams located across the globe, Knight Frank has access to the world’s highest quality property assets and provides specialist investment and asset management advice across all sectors. Our team managed the sale of this prime block of luxury retail situated on the prestigious La Croissette, Cannes to an American investor. The boutiques are let to some of the world’s most famous fashion brands, including Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo and Balenciaga. France, in particular Paris and the Cote D’Azur, has long been recognised as a favoured location for High Net Worth clients to own both residential and commercial properties. 27 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  13. 13. MAYFAIR, LONDON W1 Conduit Street is growing in recognition as a prime retail street and houses a range of luxury, international brands including Vivienne Westwood, Lalique, Moschino and Rigby & Peller. Knight Frank was instructed to sell this mixed use retail and office investment located in the heart of Mayfair. The team presented the investment to a number of international investors, resulting in the acquisition by a private client known to Knight Frank’s Hong Kong team. Our team is now managing the property for this client and has recently secured a new French retailer which will preserve the income and investment value of the asset. 29 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  14. 14. 31 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH OUR TEAM TIM WRIGHT PARTNER PRIME CENTRAL LONDON & UK RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Tim’s career spans 25 years in luxury residential property, Tim has worked with Knight Frank for over a decade. Dealing with some of the most sought after, high value addresses in Central London, his knowledge of this market is exceptional. In 2012 Tim established Knight Frank’s Prime Central London Team, alongside Richard Cutt, and has built up an enviable network of contacts who can unlock some of the most prestigious houses and apartments the capital has to offer. Tim’s insights are invaluable to the Global Property Wealth team and to clients seeking property in the capital.
  15. 15. KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON W1 This immaculate, white stucco fronted house in Knightsbridge is typical of traditional London architecture favoured by many of our private, overseas clients. Through our international reach we received offers from both UK and international buyers, with the house ultimately being purchased by a Kuwaiti family. 33 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  16. 16. REGENTS PARK, LONDON NW1 Offering the best of London period architecture in a prime Central London location, Knight Frank was initially instructed to provide development consultancy advice to the owner of this substantial townhouse. Following the recommended refurbishment, we carried out a full international marketing campaign and successfully negotiated the sale of the property to a buyer from the UK. 35 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  17. 17. BELGRAVIA, LONDON SW1 Located in the heart of Belgravia, Ebury Square, a development of 71 luxury residences, represents one of Central London’s most upmarket enclaves. The marketing of this project saw the team conduct presentations to clients in Asia Pacific, Moscow, Istanbul and the UK, reflecting our ability to reach the broadest range of clients on a discreet and personal level. The development was very well received with over 85% sold off plan to clients from 26 countries. 37 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  18. 18. GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH 39 OUR TEAM RICHARD CUTT PARTNER PRIME CENTRAL LONDON & UK RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Richard’s career spans 20 years working in prime Central London residential property. After managing our office in Mayfair for over ten years, he established Knight Frank’s Prime Central London Team, alongside Tim Wright. Richard has developed an insightful understanding of clients’ requirements and a detailed knowledge of properties in London’s ‘Golden Postcodes’. With the reputation as one of the leading agents in the market, Richard is a trusted adviser to a number of British and international clients and has access to some of the most exclusive property across the capital. As part of the Global Property Wealth team, Richard supports clients with development consultancy advice on refurbishments and new developments in Central London, as well as advising on private sales.
  19. 19. KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON SW7 Since opening in 2012, the Bulgari Hotel and Residences have set a new standard amongst London’s luxury hotels and serviced apartments. Both Knight Frank’s prime Central London Residential team and specialist Hotels department have provided consultancy services to the owner of this unique investment. Residentially, we advised on the sale of one of the penthouse apartments to a private client. Our Hotels department provided detailed valuation advice on the investment asset. 41 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  20. 20. ST JAMES’S, LONDON Our team was instructed by The Crown Estate to provide strategic development and marketing advice for one of the most important Grade II* listed buildings in Central London, and the closest private house in The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Working with the client we secured full planning and Listed Building consent for a conversion back to a single private house. Once these consents were in place, we confidentially approached a select group of potential buyers which led to a number of offers and the sale to a consortium of private investors. Their plans are to restore the property and create a stunning London home. 43 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  21. 21. GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH 45 OUR TEAM PADDY DRING PARTNER INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Paddy has over 20 years’ experience in international property at Knight Frank, beginning his career in Spain in the early 1990s. Since then he has helped to establish an extensive network of over 50 residential offices in some of the most desirable locations across the globe. Following more than 10 years working in both commercial and residential prime central London markets, Paddy currently advises clients on prime residential property in Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Working within the Global Property Wealth team, his in-depth understanding of the intricacies of different jurisdictions is invaluable for clients seeking to review or extend their portfolio.
  22. 22. ROQUEBRUNE-CAP-MARTIN, FRANCE Specially built for Mademoiselle Coco Chanel, La Pausa is nestled amongst ancient olive groves believed to have been planted for the former princes of Monaco. Knight Frank was appointed to manage the sale, with the client seeking a professional, London-based, international adviser. The strength of our global network was demonstrated through our direct access to potential buyers from Russia, the CIS, Middle East and Asia. 47 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  23. 23. CANNES, FRANCE With over 20 years’ experience in the South of France property market, we work with a number of residential property owners and developers on the Cote d’Azur, with experience ranging from individual homes to mixed use schemes. We were appointed to manage the sale of this impressive villa, former home to Estée Lauder, having previously acted for the developer and owner. Our dedicated international team in London combined with our local network in France ensures a tailored, global marketing approach. 49 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH CASE STUDY
  24. 24. GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH 51 OUR TEAM LIAM BAILEY PARTNER GLOBAL HEAD OF RESEARCH Liam is one of the industry’s most respected real estate analysts, and has been with Knight Frank since 2003. As Global Head of Knight Frank’s Research department, he coordinates projects in the UK and across the globe, for developers, investors and Knight Frank teams. Liam’s insights and reports are frequently referenced in the international press and he is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Economist and other leading broadsheets. Covering both the international residential and commercial markets, Knight Frank’s research department provides invaluable insights when reviewing our clients’ real estate objectives and advising on development and investment strategies. These market leading capabilities underpin the Global Property Wealth team’s approach to working with our clients.
  25. 25. THE WEALTH REPORT Led by Liam Bailey, Knight Frank’s annual Wealth Report provides an in-depth analysis of the drivers and trends of wealth across the globe. The report is recognised as the leading publication on property and wealth topics, with contributions from High Net Worth investors, family offices and wealth advisors from around the world. 53 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH WEALTH REPORT
  26. 26. A PARTNERSHIP APPROACH The four ingredients which set Knight Frank apart are our independence, our global network, and our commercial and residential platforms. Through our US alliance with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank we have grown to a group of over 12,500 property professionals, in more than 330 offices in 48 countries. Being a partnership allows us to put our clients first, we focus on giving them the best advice and putting long term relationships before short term wins. Trust and integrity are everything. Working with private individuals, developers, investors, banks, corporate occupiers and public sector bodies we provide a range of agency, investment and professional consultancy services which are supported by our dedicated market research teams. The combination of our people, research and technology has helped us grow our enviable track record which is why clients come back to us for their personal and professional property requirements. 55 GLOBAL PROPERTY WEALTH
  27. 27. Deborah Watt MRICS Partner - Global Property Wealth T +44 20 7861 1678 deborah.watt@knightfrank.com Paul Humphreys MRICS Partner - Global Property Wealth T + 44 20 7861 1257 paul.humphreys@knightfrank.com

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