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Knight Frank ramps up prestige residential team

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KNIGHT Frank has bolstered its prestige residential sales team in Sydney with the appointment of two new agents, Adam Ross and Oliver Stillman.

Ross joins from his boutique brand Belgravia Private, and was previously an associate director with Savills and Stillman joins from Sotheby’s International Realty. Ross, who has 14 years’ experience will be an associate director and Stillman, who has nine years’ experience, will be sales executive. Collectively they have sold 17 homes in Sydney with values in excess of $10 million each. The pair will join the existing team consisting head of prestige residential Deborah Cullen and sales associate Richard Sholl.

Cullen said the new additions would strengthen the firm’s presence in a growing sector of the Australian market.

“This team will continue to focus primarily on prestige Australian residential sales of over A$3 million and assist our ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) clients with a full portfolio advisory service.

“In particular, we are seeing incredible demand from Australian expats living around the globe for prestige homes in the blue ribbon areas in Sydney, especially the waterfront locations,” she added.

Knight Frank Australia CEO Rod Leaver the prestige residential team has a truly global reach – in addition to strong connections in Asia Pacific, the UK, Africa, and throughout Europe and the Middle East, Knight Frank is partnered with Douglas Elliman Fine Homes in the US.

“Our global sales network is involved with the most prestigious residential properties around the world,” he said.

Global head of residential Andrew Hay said over the last five years, Sydney’s UHNW population has grown 12% and it is projected to surpass 1,000 by 2023.

“Sydney remains a top six destination for the world’s UHNWs, and ensuing we have the right team in place in this key market has been vital in being able to offer our clients a truly global service.”