Knight Frank has appointed Philip Hobley as Head of London Offices within its UK Commercial business.
Philip Hobley is currently Co-Chair of London Offices at Knight Frank, having been appointed to the role in 2016. With over twenty-five years’ experience in London offices, focusing on development consultancy and leasing across the London office market, Philip has advised some of the real estate industry’s most respected investors, developers and landlords on landmark projects across London. He joined Knight Frank in 2001 and became a Proprietary Partner at the firm in 2011.
The appointment follows the election of William Beardmore-Gray, Global Head of Occupier Services and Commercial Agency at Knight Frank, who previously led the London Offices business, to the role of Senior Partner and Group Chairman. He will take over the role in April when the current Senior Partner and Group Chairman, Alistair Elliott, retires after 39 years at Knight Frank.
Stephen Clifton, Partner and Head of UK Commercial at Knight Frank, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Phil will lead Knight Frank’s London Offices team at such an important moment for London and for real estate. Our London business is stronger than ever, with great talent and enduring client relationships that have demonstrated the value of our partnership ethos during the pandemic. I’m looking forward to working with Phil and his board to continue to invest in our people, and to further expand our ESG advisory, sustainable development and green finance offer to our clients.”
Philip Hobley, Partner and Head of London Offices at Knight Frank, said: “This is an exciting time for Knight Frank as we look towards a new era of reinvention and investment in London, one of the world’s best connected, most sustainable and engaging cities. It is a privilege to lead the London Offices team, which is packed with great talent. As a partnership we believe strongly in long-term investment in our people, and a key priority will be to ensure we offer a diverse and inclusive business, where we attract and retain the best people. To help to achieve this we will continue to provide the best development opportunities for our people in a very dynamic market, ensuring we deliver exceptional service and remain the trusted adviser to our clients.”