Knight Frank has launched its 30th London office having opened the doors of its new site at 51 Victoria Street for business.
The office gives Knight Frank a presence in a very exciting area of London given the number of residential development schemes (Nova, Number One Palace Street, 55VS) driving its growth.
Two new recruits have been hired to run the Victoria office; Robert Oatley heads up the sales team with Emma Sewell-Vincent taking charge of lettings. Robert brings over 10 years’ industry experience to Knight Frank, having most recently been responsible for sales in Chesterton’s Pimlico & Westminster office. Emma spent over six years with Foxtons, including spells in the Sloane Square and Shoreditch offices as well as setting up its Stoke Newington office.
The new Battersea & Nine Elms office at 346 Queenstown Road sees two exciting internal moves as the teams will be led by Kris Ericsson on the sales side and Louise O’Driscoll for lettings. Kris moves over from Knight Frank’s Riverside sales team and Louise from St John’s Wood, where she previously headed up the lettings division.
Noel Flint, Head of London Residential at Knight Frank, said: “This is a genuinely exciting opportunity for us to establish a greater presence in these two areas of London, particularly given the on-going residential development of them. It also shows our commitment to the London market following a period of relative uncertainty and we are highly optimistic about the potential for success in both Victoria and Battersea & Nine Elms.
“All of the four division heads that we have put in place are great assets to the company and they have started to build fantastic teams around them to support this expansion. I am very pleased that we have been able to recruit some top-level talent as well as provide an opportunity for some of our own exceptional people to rise within the business.”
Tim Hyatt, Head of Lettings at Knight Frank, said: “Identifying and increasing our presence in key growth areas of London is a real focus for us, taking into account both the local market potential as well as the wider investor market. This latest move follows successful launches in King’s Cross, Goodman’s Fields and Tower Bridge and represents an exciting opportunity for Knight Frank in two rapidly expanding rental markets.”