Ryan Richards has been appointed to the Knight Frank commercial research team as healthcare analyst.
Ryan joins from AEGON Asset Management, where he spent almost four years assisting in the management of a healthcare-focused investment fund and produced analysis of the UK healthcare industry.
He will work closely with both William Matthews, Head of Commercial Research, and Julian Evans, Head of Knight Frank’s award-winning Healthcare team, to produce cutting-edge research content and provide agents and clients with valuable insight into the trends driving the UK healthcare market.
William Matthews commented: “Ryan’s extensive and varied experience, as well as his intimate knowledge of the sector, will help the team continue its strong momentum at a time when data-driven market insight is valued higher than ever before. The healthcare sector is in the middle of an exciting boom period, and researchers of Ryan’s calibre add immeasurable value to agents and clients through the provision of thorough and innovative analysis.”
The UK healthcare property market has seen increased interest from investors with record investment volumes totalling £2.7 billion in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 55% higher than last year, as investors increasingly seek stable returns and long-term secure income.