Knight Frank has announced a new leader for its New South Wales (NSW) business, with an optimistic outlook moving forward for the state.
Paul Roberts has been appointed is the Knight Frank Head of NSW and will also continue to lead the agency’s national Capital Markets business.
Mr Robert’s former role of National Head of Agency will no longer exist, with all national service line leaders
reporting directly to Knight Frank’s CEO James Patterson.
Since joining Knight Frank in 2017 as Joint Head of institutional Sales, Mr Robert’s career has gone from strength to strength.
He was promoted to Head of Capital Markets in February 2020 and then again to National Head of Agency in March 2021, while at the same time as being appointed to the Knight Frank Australia Board.
Before joining Knight Frank, Paul was a Fund Manager at Dexus, and prior to that was GM of Capital Transactions at the real estate group.
His career in property spans more than 20 years, with previous employers also including Lendlease and Stockland.
Mr Patterson said there was a strong outlook for the New South Wales property market, with the potential for Knight Frank to strengthen its business in this state.
“I’m really excited about Paul’s appointment, and I’m looking forward to working with him to drive the growth of our New South Wales business,” he said.
“Paul’s experience and skill set in capital markets and his strong relationships with our national institutional clients means he’s well placed to continue to grow long-term partnerships with key clients and represent our broader offering in collaboration with the other state leaders.
“He is a very strong leader who is well-liked and admired by his colleagues and the broader business.”
Mr Roberts said he was excited about driving growth in Knight Frank’s New South Wales business, particularly as the state neared its ‘Freedom Day’ in October.
“I am very appreciative for the opportunity to lead the New South Wales business, in conjunction with the national Capital Markets team,” he said.
“There is greater confidence in the market at the moment, particularly as New South Wales anticipates the reopening date, and we are already seeing activity increase.
“We have an exceptional collection of people within New South Wales, and working together, and with the help of a committed leadership team, we look forward to building on our loyal customer base and growing the state’s business to be the first choice property solution team.”