Knight Frank continues to grow its team with the appointment of Justin Bond and Ben McGrath as Senior Directors of Capital Markets in Brisbane.
This joint appointment is another advance for Knight Frank’s Capital Markets business, following the appointment of Neil Brookes as Regional Head, Capital Markets for Asia Pacific, late last year.
Both Bond and McGrath were previously Partners with McVay Real Estate in Brisbane where they were responsible for over $220 million worth of transactions the sale of 70 Eagle Street (Central Plaza Three) to Pembroke for $122.7m, 154 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane to 360 Capital for $73.5m and 82 Eagle Street, Brisbane for $24.5m.
Bond brings with him eight years’ property experience, including six years with Knight Frank Brisbane where he was a Registered Valuer and then Director of Capital Transactions. McGrath brings with him over 16 years’ experience at Jones Lang LaSalle with five years in its Shanghai office before returning to focus on Capital Markets in Brisbane.
Knight Frank’s Managing Director of Capital Markets Australia, James Parry, said Justin and Ben will work closely with the National Capital Markets team to further develop the growing global Capital Markets business.
“The exciting addition of Justin and Ben is further proof of our commitment to Capital Markets both in Australia and Asia Pacific, and complements the local investments we’ve made into the business over the last few years. Off the back of current local transactions, this new appointment will further strengthen our position in Queensland.
“Working closely with Neil Brookes and myself, the proven track record and impressive networks that both Justin and Ben bring to our team will help support our focus on Asia Pacific; a major part of Knight Frank’s global strategy, particularly with the weight of money actively trying to invest into Australia” Mr Parry added.
Justin and Ben will commence with Knight Frank at the start of the new Financial Year 2014/15.