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Knight Frank Strengthens New York Investment Presence

26 January 2015

London, UK - Knight Frank’s Capital Markets team in London is to second Alex Foshay from Central London Investment to the New York office of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as of March 2015. 

Alex will take up a high level secondment position as Senior Managing Director within the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Capital Markets group at their office on Park Avenue. 

In New York Alex will work closely with Jimmy Kuhn (President) and David Colen (Managing Director, Capital Markets). Alex will continue to liaise with and report to Stephen Clifton, Knight Frank’s Head of Central London. His main responsibilities will be New York investment sales, equity placement and the management of US relationships and outbound capital into the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific regions.

John Snow, Knight Frank’s Head of Commercial, said: “Alex is currently responsible, alongside Stephen Clifton, for investors from North America seeking to invest in Central London, UK Regions and the wider European markets.  

In this new role, he will be in prime position to use his expertise with the key American investment and development businesses which invest internationally today.”

Alex is a Partner within the Knight Frank Central London Capital Markets team and has advised on transactions in excess of £6bn since 2010. He has significant experience in major international marketing campaigns and investment acquisitions, working with clients such as Blackstone, Land Securities, Deutsche Asset and Wealth management, Lai Sun Development, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Northwood Investors.

Peter MacColl, Head of Global Capital Markets, said: ““In the post-recessionary era, the movement of global capital has increased and the variety of international investors has become ever more diverse.  The New York based Capital Markets team wishes to expand its share of the New York City market.

"Central to that objective will be capturing a greater share of the rapidly growing overseas capital flows into the North American market. Alex will be sharing the extensive expertise he has gained in London in this important area.” 

This appointment underlines Knight Frank’s commitment to further strengthen its global Capital Markets platform, Alex will work closely with Neil Brookes (Head of Capital Markets, Asia Pacific) and Andrew Sim (Head of European Capital Markets).

For further information, please contact:

John Williams, head of PR, Knight Frank +44 (0)20 7861 1738

Charlotte Lawrence, commercial pr manager, Knight Frank +44 (0)20 7861 1744

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Knight Frank LLP is the leading independent global property consultancy. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank, together with its US alliance partner, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, operate from over 335 offices, in 52 countries, across six continents and has over 12,000 employees. The Group advises clients ranging from individual owners and buyers to major developers, investors and corporate tenants. For further information about the Company, please visit KnightFrank.com.

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