Knight Frank makes senior EMEA appointment

The new appointment will aid in expanding Knight Frank’s European Occupier platform and bolster the operations of the business on a global scale.

Philipp Ueberschaer has joined Knight Frank as its new EMEA Head of Occupier Strategy & Solutions | BTR News
Philipp Ueberschaer has joined Knight Frank as its new EMEA Head of Occupier Strategy & Solutions.

Global property advisor Knight Frank has appointed Philipp Ueberschaer as EMEA Head of Occupier Strategy & Solutions. With over 18 years’ experience as a real estate professional, Philipp has transacted several million sq ft in markets across the globe, advising large corporations from a wide range of sectors on their global portfolios and real estate strategies.

At Knight Frank, he will work closely with Managing Director of Europe Mike Bowden and Chair of Europe Anthony Duggan, to grow the firm’s European Occupier platform supported by Global Head of Occupier Strategy & Solutions Tim Armstrong.

“As global occupier requirements become increasingly complex, we’re very pleased to bring Philipp on board to lead across EMEA. He brings with him a huge amount of experience and is expertly placed to drive our expansion in the region. Our occupier platform has been on a dynamic journey of growth and transformation over the last few years.

“Along with geographical expansion, we’ve evolved the service offering, regularly securing multi-market mandates and household name accounts. In recognition of this we recently promoted Ross Criddle, James Waterhouse and James Bartolo in the critical areas of Global Portfolio Solutions, Occupier Analytics and Multi Market Tenant Rep, respectively. Under Philipp’s leadership as EMEA Head of the Occupier Strategy & Solutions service line, we have the people, platform and offering to accelerate and fulfil our ambitious expansion goals across Europe.”

Tim Armstrong, Global Head of Occupier Strategy & Solutions, Knight Frank

Based in London, Philipp will also work with Richard Proctor, Head of UK Occupier Strategy & Solutions, who with over 27 years of tenant representation and office agency experience, has recently expanded his remit to focus on growing the firm’s occupier platform across its eleven commercial offices outside of London.

Fluent in German, English and French and conversational in Italian, Philipp joins from JLL where he spent 17 years in the occupier business, working across Germany, France, London and most recently as Managing Director of the International Desk in New York.

“Philipp is an exciting hire and feeds into our strategic ambition to supercharge our European platform around our global service lines of Occupier Strategy & Solutions, Capital Markets, Residential and Valuation & Advisory. Philipp brings fantastic leadership experience to the region and will provide our global occupier clients with seamless support across our network.”

Anthony Duggan, Chair of Europe, Knight Frank

Knight Frank has 104 offices in 21 markets across the EMEA region, providing integrated solutions for clients and delivering 17 different occupier focussed services from Automotive to Workplace consultancy.