Knight Frank opened its first office in Hong Kong in 1972. Following the merger with Chesterton Petty in 2006, we have expanded our reach to Mainland China with wholly-owned offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Macau.
Significant dates in Knight Frank's history.
1896 - Knight Frank & Rutley is founded as a valuation and auction business in London.
1910 - Knight Frank moves its global headquarters to Hanover Square office.
1922 - Knight Frank sells Sir Winston Churchill’s house for him – and promptly sells him back a new one!
1983 - Knight Frank & Rutley joins with leading Hong Kong surveyor. Kan Fook Yee to form Knight Frank Kan and Baillieu.
2006 - Knight Frank Hong Kong merges with Chesterton Petty and begins expansion into Mainland China.
2008 - 98 years after arriving in Hanover Square times are changing – Knight Frank moves global headquarters to Baker Street, relocating more than 850 staff to an open plan 100,000 sq ft office.
2014 - Knight Frank operates 335 offices in 52 countries on six continents, and employs more than 12,000 staff worldwide including affiliates.
2014 - Knight Frank partners with REPro International, one of the leading Taiwanese real estate brokerage and consulting firms founded in 1999, to form REPro Knight Frank in Taiwan.