Knight Frank explores South African partnership

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Knight Frank partner, Peter Welborn says we believe this mutually beneficial alliance will better enable us to go the extra mile in order to exceed our clients’ expectations. Knight Frank partner, Peter Welborn says we believe this mutually beneficial alliance will better enable us to go the extra mile in order to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Global real estate company founded in 1896 and headquartered in London, Knight Frank has joined forces with South African commercial property service firm, Galetti – and local residential sector company, Anne Porter.

Knight Frank is one of the oldest property groups in the world. It employs over 13,700 professionals across 370 offices; 68 offices in the UK, 78 offices in Continental Europe, 53 offices in Asia Pacific, 154 offices in the Americas and 23 offices in Africa and the Middle East.

The newly formed Galetti Knight Frank will service its collective clients’ commercial property needs across South Africa.

In a separate announcement, Knight Frank has opted to double its brand scope with another move – this time in the local residential sector – that sees residential partners Knight Frank Anne Porter re-brand solely as Knight Frank in the Western Cape.

Tony Galetti, co-founder of Galetti says the relationship will generate instructions from larger corporate tenants, enabling the consultancy to better serve local landlords.

Lanice Steward adds, “There are only ever benefits when you partner with the world’s most established real estate brands. The international network, the credibility, the communication platforms all lead to access to more properties, greater property selection, and a wider diversity of buyers internationally.”

Knight Frank partner, Peter Welborn says, “We chose Galetti because of their dynamic and passionate approach to helping clients achieve personal and business goals. We believe this mutually beneficial alliance with Galetti will better enable us to go the extra mile in order to exceed our clients’ expectations – a key motivator in all our business decisions. We can now meet clients’ property requirements both locally and internationally and in terms of commercial, residential, research and valuations. That’s a compelling proposition.”

Alistair Elliott, chairman of Knight Frank LLP commented, “The African continent is a key part of our global expansion. I have no doubt that with an infrastructure of 19 offices and over 500 people this puts Knight Frank in a unique position to help occupiers, investors and developers throughout the continent.”

Galetti Knight Frank will be complemented by the Knight Frank Valuations Division represented nationally. Susan Turner, Director of Knight Frank Valuations, comments “The African property market has long been earmarked as presenting tremendous opportunity.

The extended team, with Knight Frank represented in eight major countries in Africa, is now well poised to capture this market.


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