Global property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Andrew Child as its new head of Central London property management.
In his new role, Child will work closely with Michael Lewis, head of property & asset management, and leverage his experience in the Central London office market to further expand the existing Central London property management team.
With experience in managing central London offices, particularly trophy buildings, Child will work closely with clients to provide expert advice on increasing the value of standing assets and attracting and retaining occupiers.
Through innovative sustainability and technological solutions, Andrew’s focus will be on extending properties’ lifespan and modernising them in light of post-Covid living and working patterns.
Child joins Knight Frank from JLL, where he spent over 13 years specialising in commercial property management, leading the firm’s Central London asset management division and overseeing a team of 30 surveyors.
He created and led JLL’s design for management team, giving him valuable expertise in fit-out and refurbishment planning as well as project delivery and budget management.
Said Lewis: 'Andrew’s deep knowledge of the London office market and impressive leadership and property asset management credentials will be a valuable tool for our clients. His insights will allow investors to unlock the value of their portfolios, extend the life of standing stock and create smart, agile spaces which are optimised for occupiers in the post-Covid world of work..
Commented Child:'I’m excited to work with Michael and the team to help clients in their journey towards net zero and to identify innovative new solutions to enliven, retrofit and enhance their assets and portfolios.'