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Knight Frank’s Kensington office head Sami Robertson acts on prime central London property sales from £800,000 to £250,000,000 — over £1 billion worth since he joined Knight Frank 13 years ago. He’s also the company’s UKSingapore ambassador, a role which sees him act as the prime residential contact there, ‘discreetly’ raising awareness of the buying opportunities in London to UHNWs, and building strong relationships with them during his regular trips. He’s also seen savvy buyers from locations like China, Turkey and the wider Middle East surging into prime central London as they look to capitalise on a weak sterling. Meanwhile, lateral, turnkey apartments are proving particularly attractive to buyers looking to move in quickly with minimum furnishing costs: ‘Similarly, high-end new build stock is proving very popular, partly due to the excellent amenities that are provided in many new developments,’ Robertson says. He distinctly recalls an unusual 24-hour period in October 2016: ‘I completed a joint residential and commercial deal totalling a value of £200 million-plus with a high profile client from Asia, as well as swimming the Gibraltar Strait on behalf of the Raise Your Hands charity — it was a very rewarding day both professionally and personally.’ He highlights the property juggernaut’s presence in 60 countries, and embrace of ‘an interlinked, global service that connects clients, properties and service lines regardless of geographical distance.’

Sami Robertson