December 2016 marked a new chapter for Knight Frank in the Asia-Pacific region as Philippine real estate veteran Rick Santos signed a new long-term partnership that will see his company (formerly known as CBRE Philippines) operate as Santos Knight Frank with effect from 1 January 2017.
Santos will remain as Chairman and CEO of the organization that brings to the partnership a 23-year track record as a pioneering full-service real estate consultancy in the Philippines with 10 stand-alone, market-leading business lines, a team of 1,200 employees, and an enviable list of Philippine and international clients.
Santos Knight Frank will become an integral part of the Knight Frank global network, enabling the expanded group to provide seamless service to both corporate and private clients in the Philippines and around the world.
Following the official signing, the partnership was announced to all the staff in the Philippines at the annual Santos’ Royal Ball Christmas Party held at Solaire Resort in the Entertainment City, Manila.
On 6 December, Rick Santos, together with Kevin Coppel, Regional Head for Knight Frank Asia Pacific, unveiled the news at a media conference hosted at the Makati Shangri-La, Manila. To read the news release, please click here