Knight Frank bolsters Commercial Research team with senior hire

Victoria Ormond, Partner at Knight Frank.

Knight Frank has bolstered its Commercial Research team with the appointment of Victoria Ormond as Partner.

In her new role at Knight Frank, Victoria will lead the Capital Markets Research team, working alongside the firm’s global capital markets teams to produce market-leading insight, commentary and analysis, also contributing to its flagship publications.

With 15 years’ experience in commercial real estate, Victoria joins from the Research & Strategy team at Savills Investment Management, where she contributed to the development of fund strategies and thematic research across sectors and geographies around Europe and the UK.

Victoria began her real estate career with seven years at RBS, where she worked as Associate Director in origination for large European commercial real estate portfolios before joining its German Restructuring team.

At Bayfield Training, she has also been involved in the design and delivery of real estate courses for major commercial real estate fund managers, lenders, investors and lawyers. Additionally, since 2011, Victoria has been a supervisor and guest lecturer at the University of Cambridge, covering areas including real estate finance, valuation, urban economics and statistics, whilst also working on a thesis in commercial real estate debt.

Victoria Ormond, Partner at Knight Frank, said: “I am delighted to be joining Knight Frank’s Commercial Research team. Knight Frank remains a leading real estate adviser, acting on many of the world’s most high profile property transactions. I’m thoroughly looking forward to driving this forward, providing in-depth analysis and insight and contributing to the firm’s market-leading reports including Active Capital, which provides a unique insight on the global trends shaping the industry.”

William Matthews, Head of Commercial Research at Knight Frank, said: “Victoria’s extensive experience across multiple areas of the commercial real estate sector makes her the ideal addition to our growing team. I am thrilled that she is joining, bringing with her additional skills and further expanding our dedicated Capital Markets research capabilities.”