Knight Frank bolsters Valuation & Advisory team with senior hires

Max Field joins Knight Frank as a partner in the Shopping Centre Valuation team and Ben Nicholson as a partner to boost the firm’s fund valuation offering.

Knight Frank has bolstered its Valuation & Advisory team with two senior appointments.

Max Field joins as a partner in the Shopping Centre Valuation team and Ben Nicholson as a partner to boost the firm’s fund valuation offering.

Joining from CBRE, Max has 14 years’ experience of carrying out portfolio valuations for a range of high profile fund clients, including British Land, Intu, Grosvenor, M&G and Town Centre Securities PLC. He also has significant experience of carrying out one-off valuations, for new lending and refinancing purposes, for many of the major UK and German banks.

Working alongside partners Gavin Spreyer and Graham Spoor, Max will support the further expansion of the firm’s shopping centre valuation capabilities.

Ben brings with him 15 years’ experience in commercial valuation. In his previous role in Savills’ portfolio valuation team, he was Lead Director and Signatory to The North East Scotland Pension Fund, the Shell Pension Fund and the Staffordshire Pension Fund. Ben is also experienced in shopping centre valuation, lending valuation and data centres.

In his new role at Knight Frank, Ben will continue to provide valuation services across mainstream and specialist property sectors, supporting monthly and quarterly valuation mandates across the firm’s extensive institutional client base.

Knight Frank’s Valuation & Advisory team is the second largest contributor to all three of MSCI’s principal UK indices and values for accounts, unit pricing and litigation purposes. The firm also has one of the strongest reputations in the lending arena, having been recently involved in a range of high profile city centre instructions for both UK and German lenders.

Max Field, Partner, comments: “I am delighted to be joining Knight Frank’s Shopping Centre team at a point in the cycle when we expect our retail valuation clients to offer a range of new opportunities and challenges.”

Ben Nicholson, Partner, comments: “Knight Frank’s Valuation & Advisory team is industry-leading, and I am thoroughly excited to further expand and develop its fund valuation offering.”

Robert Gray, Proprietary Partner and Head of Funds Valuation & Advisory, comments: “We are thrilled to welcome both Max and Ben to Knight Frank, bringing with them a wealth of skills and experience and significantly boosting our Valuation & Advisory offer. These new appointments ensure that we are well equipped to go above and beyond for our clients.”