Knight Frank & Rutley was founded in 1896 as a valuations, surveying and auctions business. The firm’s first sale was held on 23 April at Conduit Street in London. Since then, Knight Frank has grown to become the world’s largest independent global property agency and consultancy. Today it is widely regarded throughout the world as the firm of choice for prime commercial and residential property. In the 1960s the firm expanded into Europe and, in the decades that followed, acquired offices in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and the Caribbean. Our global network, including US based Newmark Knight Frank, encompasses 417 offices in 58 countries across six continents.
Over 7,067 professionals handle in excess of US$817 billion (£498 billion) worth of commercial, agricultural and residential property annually, advising clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants. Operating as a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), the firm’s 57 Proprietary Partners are free to run the business in such a way that has led to sustained success and a corporate culture that helps it recruit and retain the best people, who are the essence of the firm.