CBRE hires Jack Knivett as a Director in City Leasing team

21 July 2017 2 min. read
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CBRE has boosted its City leasing team with the addition of Jack Knivett, formerly a Director at BNP Paribas Real Estate. The appointment adds additional advisory capacity regarding the Midtown, City and South Bank markets in a time of dynamic change in London.

Jack Knivett was most recently a Director for more than two years at French bank BNP Paribas’ Real Estate arm, in its West End Office Leasing team. He was previously at real estate advisers and chartered surveyors Farebrother, latterly as a Partner in its Leasing, Sales and Development team and previously as an Associate Partner. Earlier in his career, between 2010 and 2012, he was an Associate Partner at Edward Charles & Partners; and, between 2006 and 2010 a Surveyor Doherty Baines – where he started his career.

Knivett, a Master of Arts in European Real Estate who graduated from Kingston University, also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from the University of Northumbria.

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The appointment sees Knivett join CBRE’s London City Leasing team as a Director. He brings more than 10 years of experience to the firm, with much of its built up across the Midtown, City and South Bank markets – which continue to see demand and change in light of Brexit. His experience will be leverage to support CBRE’s expansion in the region.

Chris Vydra, Head of City Office Leasing at CBRE said about the appointment of Knivett, “Jack’s expertise and experience will complement our already strong City team and will further enhance our ability to provide a best-in-class service to our clients.”

Knivett’s appointment comes in the middle of a busy year for CBRE’s recruitment wing. Earlier in the Summer it was reported the firm had hired Rhodri Davies to Lead their UK retail team. That followed Peter Victor and Andy Cunningham, both hired from rival Cushman & Wakefield as Director in the firm’s Advisory & Transaction Services team and Tenant Representation and Acquisition Services Lead respectively.

Earlier in 2017, CBRE also hired Phil Cann as Head of Investment Properties, along with Tom Woolhouse, who joined as Senior Director in the firm’s South East team, and Peter Victor, also poached from Cushman & Wakefield, as Senior Managing Director.