The FINANCIAL — Knight Frank, one of the leading independent global property consultancies, has opened its first Commercial and Residential property office in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, to enhance its presence within the Asia Pacific region.
John Gallander, country managing director who has 24 years’ real estate experience and has run a consultancy in the country since 2002 will head up the Knight Frank office. Jeremy King, Head of valuations who has decades of international and local real estate experience will oversee the Ho Chi Minh City operations.
"Hanoi is a proud and rich cultured city with a population of around three million people. The opening of the new Hanoi office provides a full range of Commercial and Residential property services, including: sales, leasing, property management, valuation, consultancy and market research," Knight Frank says.
Hanoi represents an important addition to Knight Frank’s regional growth strategy, which will continue to lay the foundations for the sustained growth of its business and the integrated global delivery service for its clients. Knight Frank intends to open a second office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Q2 2010.
Supporting Knight Frank’s global network, the new office will further augment its services for clients in the dynamic and fast growth region of Asia. The Hanoi office is the latest addition to a growing list of established Knight Frank locations across the Asia Pacific region that already includes: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore.
Clive Betts, Asia Pacific managing director, Knight Frank, who is based in its Singapore office and focused on the Company’s regional growth strategy, said: “The opening of our Hanoi office is a reflection of the economic growth sweeping the region. Our presence here recognises that both new and existing clients benefit from local partnership driven support to complement our global services.
“Asia Pacific is the fastest growth market in the world, and represents significant opportunities for Knight Frank to drive new business that will support this expansion. As Vietnam continues to open its doors to the rest of the world, Asia’s influence on global trade will increase and drive demand for fast, secure and robust data communications from a network capable of connecting to any location in the world. We’re delighted to be opening in Vietnam.”
John Gallander, country managing director, Knight Frank Vietnam said: “We have a strong track record in investment and development real estate services in Vietnam. With the exceptional team in place coupled with Knight Frank’s global brand strength and network, we look forward to providing our full range of services to our many long term national and international clients in the region.”