Global property consultancy Knight Frank has expanded its Capital Markets team in Birmingham with the appointment of Ben Voss-Wood as Partner.
Ben joins Knight Frank from JLL, where he was an Associate Director. At JLL, Ben provided investment and strategic asset advice to a broad range of both investor and developer clients across multiple sectors.
Joining the firm with over seven years’ surveying experience, Ben will leverage his expert knowledge in Capital Markets at Knight Frank with his primary focus most recently on industrial and logistics investments. This is in addition to his significant early years’ experience of occupational agency across both the industrial and office sectors in the Thames Valley and West Midlands regions.
During his career, Ben has advised on a number of notable deals across the Midlands including his recent involvement in the £12.2 million sale of Mann+Hummell, a single let distribution warehouse in Wolverhampton.
Ben’s appointment continues the expansion of the successful capital markets team following the very recent recruitment of two new agents expanding the team to four.
Joe Hanlon arrived in August as a senior surveyor while graduate Bobbi Sandhu is the newest addition to the team having completed the early part of his onboarding at Knight Frank’s HQ in London, Baker Street.
The Birmingham Team regularly transacts the most high-profile deals in the region and most recently acquired the Colmore Building for Blackstone for £182m – the biggest core office deal in the city for some years.
Ashley Hudson, Partner and Head of Knight Frank’s Birmingham office, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome Ben, Joe and Bobbi to Knight Frank as we continue to expand our Capital Markets team in Birmingham. We see significant investment opportunities across the Midlands and Ben’s multi-sector expertise will be invaluable to ensure we achieve the growth we forecast for our clients and our business.
“Clearly there are economic headwinds currently but the occupational underpin remains in both of our core market sectors of offices and industrial, where there is limited supply and resilient demand.”