With local headquarters and a global network, Santos Knight Frank solidifies its position as the choice real estate consultancy in an increasingly investment-savvy nation

January 2017 marked the unveiling of a new long-term partnership between real estate veteran Rick Santos’ company, the Philippines’ first and largest fully integrated real estate services provider, and Knight Frank, the world’s largest independently owned property consultancy.

Founded in 1896 and headquartered in London, Knight Frank operates in 400 offices over 60 countries across the globe, including the strategically important partnership with Newmark Knight Frank in the US (and with Newmark Cornish & Carey in the West Coast).

Under the leadership of namesake Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Santos, Santos Knight Frank was instrumental in the growth of the Business Processing Outsourcing sector and was a pioneer in bringing many of the multinational BPO and offshoring companies to the country. Today, the company continues to provide market-leading services, namely Occupier Services & Commercial Agency, Investment & Capital Markets, Residential Sales & Leasing, Asset Management, Research & Consultancy, Valuations & Advisory, Project Management, Facilities Management, Property Management and Technical Services to an enviable list of clients, ranging from multinational corporations to institutional investors. The partnership is an arena for fully integrated services ideal in supporting and enhancing both business and personal objectives.


Bagging several awards at the 2018 Asia Pacific Property Awards, namely Best Real Estate Agency, Best Property Consultancy, and Best Lettings Agency, Santos Knight Frank has established its position as a globally recognised leader in the industry.

Working closely with individual tenants and key developers, the 1,200-strong team consists of industry professionals who provide insights on both residential and commercial spaces. Investment proposals are then developed with reference to local market studies and up-to-the-minute financial monitoring.

These are just some of the aspects involved in gathering data on Santos Knight Frank’s spectrum of proponent properties which are spread across the most sought after locations around the world.

Value and quality are built into every project by customising solutions for clients’ varied needs. This is built upon the philosophy that interactive relationships among individuals are the backbone to successful dealings. This personalised approach, similar to that of a boutique firm on a global platform, has made Santos Knight Frank a force to be reckoned with in the world of real estate.


The ability to draw upon significant resources within reach of the global network is quintessential to reporting valuable information exclusively to clients. This is found in The Wealth Report, a premiere publication by Knight Frank which features the latest intelligence and the sharpest insights on issues that matter most to the world’s wealthiest people.

Group Executive Board member Lord Andrew Hay and Regional Head for Asia Pacific Kevin Coppel flew to Manila for the launch of The Wealth Report. Its highly anticipated 12th edition is a comprehensive snapshot of prime real estate markets, investment opportunities, current luxury spending trends, and global wealth distribution.

This carefully researched publication engages clients on relevant facts and forecasts. Some of the trends tackled within the report are the growth of Filipino ultra-high net-worth individuals and how the middle class has risen due to the country’s BPO industry.

Continuing its mission to democratise property ownership and educate investment-savvy Filipinos, Santos Knight Frank has become the globally competitive partner the Philippines needs as the nation undergoes a decade of change. and progress.

Article source:  Philippine Tatler

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About Santos Knight Frank

The world of real estate can be a difficult place to navigate. Whether property is your investment or a tool that drives your business success, you need a partner who can guide you in every step of the way.

Since 1994, Santos Knight Frank has been guiding Fortune 1000 companies, BPOs, private clients, and institutions in all facets of real estate. We advise companies on their best office, retail, and industrial location, oversee commercial fit-out projects, and manage facilities. We have facilitated over 4 million sqm of office transactions on behalf of clients and managed over 40 million sqm of real estate under our property & facilities management arm.

Our residential brokerage platform and wide collection of bespoke homes allow our private clients to buy, lease, and sell properties within their budget, timeline, and lifestyle.

For landlords and investors, we provide valuations and appraisal, consultancy and research, sales and leasing, and property management services across the Philippines.

Santos Knight Frank is part of the global Knight Frank network of over 384 offices in 51 markets, including the strategically important U.S. partnerships with Cresa (commercial real estate) and Douglas Elliman (residential real estate).

We are locally expert and globally connected, end-to-end and best-in-class – as any great partner in property should be.