Knight Frank adds to private office commercial team


Global real estate adviser Knight Frank has expanded its Private Office Commercial team with the appointment of Chris James.

Based at the firm’s global headquarters in London, James will be working with UHNW and Family Offices seeking commercial real estate investment in the UK and Europe across all sectors.
 
Joining from Allsop’s City Investment team, James brings with him a wealth of experience across London acting for a range of ultra-high-net-worth individuals, funds, public sector groups and property companies, advising on sales, acquisitions and development consultancy projects in all sectors.
 
Demand for the residential and commercial advisory service has grown since the launch of Knight Frank’s Private Office team in 2018, which focuses on the execution and delivery for private clients, family offices and wealth advisors.
 
Chris James, Private Office Commercial, says: “It’s an exciting time to be joining such a dynamic team. Knight Frank resides at the forefront of global real estate investment and continues to provide a superior service with international expertise to support an increasingly diverse investor base and ever-growing variety of client requirements.”
 
Alex James, Head of Private Client Commercial Advisory, says: “I am thrilled to be welcoming Chris to the team as we continue to evolve and develop our private client advisory business, providing ultra-high-net-worth individuals and family offices with strategic global investment advice.”
 
Richard Claxton, Head of UK Capital Markets, says: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to Knight Frank. As clients continue to diversify their portfolios with both residential and commercial property, hires such as Chris are crucial to support our growing, market-leading Private Client Advisory team.”

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