Knight Frank has announced the appointment of their new Head of Assessment Management Services (AMS) in New South Wales in a bid to boost the recovery of Australia’s CBD offices.
Jeremy Prestoe is anticipated to step into the role as Head of AMS in New South Wales (NSW) in several weeks time.
The father-of-five is moving from JLL Property, where he currently acts as the Head of Retail in New South Wales.
Mr Prestoe has also had previous roles as Managing Director at Just Projects Group (his own company) and seven years Centre Manager for Lendlease.
He will deliver services based on his 25 years of experience and expertise in the sector, having also completed an MBA while working in management.
Mr Prestoe will take over from Mel Morizzi at Knight Frank, who will move to the role of Partner, Head of AMS, Parramatta to focus on leveraging Knight Frank’s significant market growth in that region.
Mr Prestoe said he was looking forward to joining Knight Frank, and driving the business’s AMS growth in NSW.
“I am excited to be joining a business that is known for its high standards and warm and collaborative team environment.” he said.
“I’m very keen to get back in the office and get behind the push to reinvigorate our CBDs.”
Mr Prestoe said the key to strong management is somebody who “believes in their people, leads by example, genuinely helps and removes blockages in the working environment,” according to Shopping Centre News.
Knight Frank National Head of Asset Management Services, Lisa Atkins, said Mr Prestoe would make a great addition to the team.
“We are thrilled to have such a strong leader joining our New South Wales business,” Ms Atkins said.
“Jeremy has built a reputation for delivering great client relationships, exceptional client service outcomes and high performing teams.
“At Knight Frank he will broaden his scope beyond retail, which he is currently focusing on, to take the Knight Frank AMS New South Wales team from strength to strength across commercial, industrial and retail sectors.”