Santos Knight Frank: A Leader in Global Real Estate Services
January 2017 marked the unveiling of a new long-term partnership between real estate veteran Rick Santos’ company, the Philippines’ first and largest fully integrated real estate services provider, and Knight Frank, the world’s largest independently owned property consultancy.
Founded in 1896 and headquartered in London, Knight Frank operates in 400 offices over 60 countries across the globe, including the strategically important partnership with Newmark Knight Frank in the US (and with Newmark Cornish & Carey in the West Coast).
Under the leadership of namesake Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Santos, Santos Knight Frank was instrumental in the growth of the Business Processing Outsourcing sector and was a pioneer in bringing many of the multinational BPO and offshoring companies to the country. Today, the company continues to provide market-leading services, namely Occupier Services & Commercial Agency, Investment & Capital Markets, Residential Sales & Leasing, Asset Management, Research & Consultancy, Valuations & Advisory, Project Management, Facilities Management, Property Management and Technical Services to an enviable list of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to institutional investors. The partnership is an arena for fully integrated services ideal in supporting and enhancing both business and personal objectives.
Bagging several awards at the 2018 Asia Pacific Property Awards, namely Best Real Estate Agency, Best Property Consultancy, and Best Lettings Agency, Santos Knight Frank has established its position as a globally recognised leader in the industry.
Working closely with individual tenants and key developers, the 1,200-strong team consists of industry professionals who provide insights on both residential and commercial spaces. Investment proposals are then developed with reference to local market studies and up-to-the-minute financial monitoring.
These are just some of the aspects involved in gathering data on Santos Knight Frank’s spectrum of proponent properties which are spread across the most sought after locations around the world.
Value and quality are built into every project by customising solutions for clients’ varied needs. This is built upon the philosophy that interactive relationships among individuals are the backbone to successful dealings. This personalised approach, similar to that of a boutique firm on a global platform, has made Santos Knight Frank a force to be reckoned with in the world of real estate.
The ability to draw upon significant resources within reach of the global network is quintessential to reporting valuable information exclusively to clients. This is found in The Wealth Report, a premiere publication by Knight Frank which features the latest intelligence and the sharpest insights on issues that matter most to the world’s wealthiest people.
Group Executive Board member Lord Andrew Hay and Regional Head for Asia Pacific Kevin Coppel flew to Manila for the launch of The Wealth Report. Its highly anticipated 12th edition is a comprehensive snapshot of prime real estate markets, investment opportunities, current luxury spending trends, and global wealth distribution.
This carefully researched publication engages clients on relevant facts and forecasts. Some of the trends tackled within the report are the growth of Filipino ultra-high net-worth individuals and how the middle class has risen due to the country’s BPO industry.
Continuing its mission to democratise property ownership and educate investment-savvy Filipinos, Santos Knight Frank has become the globally competitive partner the Philippines needs as the nation undergoes a decade of change. and progress.