New appointments boost Knight Frank’s Commercial Valuation & Advisory team

Following a raft of new fund valuation mandates and lending valuation instructions, Knight Frank has significantly expanded its Commercial Valuation & Advisory team.

Based at the global real estate adviser’s headquarters in Baker Street, London, 12 new members of staff and eight graduates have joined the team.

The team has recruited John McClymont as Partner to lead its new Analytics team, specialising in preparing complex financial models, analysis and reports covering valuations and capital markets transactions across all real estate sectors.

Knight Frank’s Commercial Valuation & Advisory team is the second largest contributor to the Investment Property Databank across all indices, valuing real estate for loan security, unit pricing, accounts and litigation. The team also has one of the strongest reputations in the lending arena having recently been involved in high profile city centre instructions for clients including, Helaba, BNP Paribas, and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank.

In 2018, the firm’s Commercial Valuation & Advisory team set valuation benchmarks across the fast-growing specialist asset classes, student accommodation, hotels, build-to-rent and healthcare.

The five new employees working in Fund Valuation include:

Miles Walby, Surveyor
Rachel Scott, Surveyor
Chris Wilton, Surveyor
Edd Pimble, Surveyor
Adam Dowsett, Analyst

Anna Emmison, Associate, also returns to the team following her maternity leave.

The six new employees specialising in Lending Valuation include:

Will Fielding, Associate
Graham Webb, Associate
Sarah Naughton, Surveyor
Varun Dev Gudka, Senior Surveyor
Victoria Davey, Senior Surveyor
Molly Homes, Apprentice

Rupert Johnson, Head of Valuation & Advisory, said: “I am delighted to welcome our new employees to the team, bringing with them a wealth of skills and experience and significantly boosting our offer.

“The Valuation & Advisory team enjoyed a stellar year in 2018, with revenue growing by 22%. We won valuation mandates from more than 15 leading property funds and provided advice on some of the UK’s largest and most significant transactions. These new appointments ensure that we are well equipped to go above and beyond for our clients.”