On 1 February, in the exclusive setting of Portrait Milano, Knight Frank – one of the world’s leading independent real estate consultancies with a focus on luxury real estate – met for the first time with a select parterre of journalists from leading business, real estate and luxury newspapers and magazines.

Knight Frank, which was founded in the UK in 1896 under the name Knight Frank & Rutley, today has a headquarters in London and a network of 488 offices in 57 countries, employing over 20,000 people. The group has been present in Italy since 1994, with the opening of the office in Radda in Chianti owned by Bill Thomson, current chairman of the Italian network. Currently the agency has nine offices in strategic locations for the luxury real estate market: Como, Florence, Genoa, Lucca, Milan, Porto Cervo, Portofino, Radda in Chianti, Venice.  The lunch was a chance to present to the press the network and especially the numerous and exclusive services offered, Knight Frank’s offices do not only deal with the sale but, upon request of the client, are able to activate a series of post-sale services to create added value to the transaction and the property. Property management, supervision of renovation works, as well as coordination of professional figures such as architects and landscape artists, are offered among the services for increasingly extra-luxury and customised proposals, both for entire buildings (with a certain number of housing units inside them) and for individual dwellings such as villas and other structures.