Knight Frank Launches Dedicated Asia Transactions Team

October 15, 2020 – Knight Frank, the global property adviser, has launched a dedicated Transactions Team within its Capital Markets business covering Asia.

Led by Neil Brookes, the team is drawn from an existing pool of Knight Frank staff and will form a core part of the firm’s regional service line, enhancing its cross-border commercial transactions abilities.

The team will specialise in major asset sales, specialist sectors and capital partnering. They will work closely with Knight Frank’s occupier services and commercial agency team – capitalising on their knowledge of occupier sentiment and trends – and its strong residential networks which allows access to over 5,400 ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Based in key gateway cities, the team is comprised of Danny Zheng (Chinese Mainland), Daniel Ding (Singapore), Emily Relf (Asia Pacific), Jack Choi (South Korea), James Buckley (Malaysia), Paul Hart (Greater China/Hong Kong) and Tushar Rane (India). 

Neil Brookes, head of capital markets, Asia Pacific said: “As Covid-19 accelerates capital investment into near neighbours, we see this as the opportune moment to strengthen our cross-border transaction capability, particular around major asset sales. With travel restrictions in place, many investors are focusing on opportunities within the region – having access to a connected group with local expertise enables us to meet each client’s unique investment needs.”

“Our focus is on strengthening Knight Frank’s regional go-to-market strategy, working closely with our brokers around the world to provide our clients with the sharpest capital markets intelligence and broadest access to opportunities,” he added.

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