Douglas Ellimans 2017 Edition of The Wealth Report

11th Edition of The Wealth Report 2017

Reading the 11th edition of The Wealth Report and looking ahead to the rest of 2017, there is no doubt that the world is at a crossroads.

As the report enters its second decade, the global milestones of 2017 will include the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, the opening overtures of the UK’s Brexit negotiations, pivotal German and French elections and a critical succession of power in China. All have the potential to be as far reaching and influential on wealth creation and wealth flows as the global financial crisis, which defined the first decade of The Wealth Report.

In this time of rapid change and volatility, Knight Frank remains independent and committed to matching people and property perfectly, identifying and understanding residential and commercial property opportunities in key global markets, and working increasingly closely with our clients, both new and long standing. To achieve this, we have three unwavering points of focus:

  • Market-leading research, providing our clients with the deepest insight

  • An industry-leading technology platform, keeping our clients informed and enabling them to transact efficiently

  • A total commitment to outstanding client service, delivered by the best professionals.

    Binding together these strands of our DNA is an ever growing network. Last year, in response to client demand, we opened a new office in the Philippines and further offices in London, Germany and the Alps, as well as re-establishing an exceptional team in Shanghai. Our new Family Office initiative is driven by our clients’ growing emphasis on wealth preservation as much as wealth creation.

    For this audience in particular, this report is essential as it delivers insight and advice not just for the coming year, but for the next decade. For those readers who have yet to work with us, The Wealth Report offers an insight into the thought leadership that underpins the service provided by our transactional, consultancy, investment and valuation teams, based in 413 offices in 60 countries around the world.

    I hope that you find the report illuminating and thought provoking. For some, it will raise as many questions and possibilities as it answers. Do please get in touch so that we can help you address any requirements or challenges you may have.

    The Wealth Report will be updated over the coming months as we pass through the changing landscape of 2017. It promises to be a fast-moving year and we would be delighted to work with you to guide you through it.

    LORD ANDREW HAY, GLOBAL HEAD OF RESIDENTIAL