Knight Frank has announced that William Beardmore-Gray will succeed retiring Alistair Elliott as the firm’s Senior Partner & Group Chairman from April 2022.
Beardmore-Gray, who is currently Knight Frank’s Head of the London Commercial and Global Occupier businesses, will join the firm’s Group Executive Board later this month to ensure a smooth handover.
Elliott is set to retire from the Partnership in March 2022 having spent the last 38 years with the firm. He said of Beardmore-Gray: “He is also a forthright leader of our agenda to introduce greater diversity and inclusion across the firm. He is without a doubt superbly qualified to lead Knight Frank.
“I will of course be sad to leave the Partnership, but I am excited about the future and intend to keep busy and stay in real estate. In the meantime, my focus remains fully on our performance against the backdrop of the post COVID world,” added Elliott.
Beardmore-Gray, commented: “Over the past eight years, with a particular focus on our people, Alistair has driven extensive development firm wide, strengthening our Global Partnership and long-term client relationships. I am excited to have the opportunity to build on this with our teams around the world.”