About Us | Knight Frank
Knight Frank Singapore has developed into one of Singapore’s leading real estate consultancy firm with a powerful team of professionals, most of them local who operate at national and international level.
The inception of KF Property Network reaffirms Knight Frank’s commitment, dedication and focus towards serving clients in the secondary housing market. Knight Frank’s associate team has been growing steadily and the current count of over 650 associates has been actively fielding the secondary private and HDB residential market since 1998.
The parent company Knight Frank Singapore has placed much emphasis on staff training and development to better serve the market with a larger and more informed associate team. It offers extensive support in terms of career development programmes; in-house valuations, auctions and administrative support; project marketing; and professional talks to help associates provide clients with a more professional, consistent and comprehensive service.
To be the preferred real estate agency for private properties in Singapore’s prime residential districts.
We seek to provide cutting-edge technology and expertise so that our realtors can be effective in the sale and lease of residential properties in Singapore : bringing value, creativity and optimal returns to their clients.
Knowledge : Possessing up-to-date information on real estate trends, relevant technological know-how and high emotional competence
when relating to clients
Fortitude : Displaying courage and a positive mindset in times of adversity
Passion : Showing enthusiasm and commitment in providing quality customer service
Nexus : Being well-connected to networks of clients and service providers to make a difference in every real estate transaction
Why Knight Frank
Our clients say that what makes us special is that they trust us – and trust is quite an issue in the property world. Trust can’t be wished for, it has to be earned. And the way to earn it is by giving and getting clients the best advice and getting them the best price – always. How do we manage that? We’re passionate about property. We aim to be progressive in our thinking. And above all, we are consummately professional in everything we do.
Reputation – we have built a reputation as the property firm for discerning people.
Skills – our skill is knowing who the buyers or tenants are and how to best market your property to them.
Experience – our longevity is testimony to the experience we have in every kind of market environment.
Knowledge – our knowledge is unrivalled our teams are headed by leading agents with many years’ experience.
Best people – we retain the best people and nurture our rising stars.
Research - our research is detailed, respected, and widely reported.
Communication – we believe that keeping our clients informed is essential which is why we place communication at the top of our list.
Efficiently – we understand that buying, selling or letting your property can be stressful, so we do our best to make it happen efficiently.
As the world’s largest privately owned property agency and consultancy, we are trusted by residential and commercial property clients in 43 countries across six continents. This trust is something we don’t take lightly and work tirelessly to earn.
History of Knight Frank
Knight Frank Singapore has a proud history that traces all the way back to 1940 with the establishment of Cheong Hock Chye & Co.
The creation of the modern practice dates back to 1983, when the local firm Cheong Hock Chye & Company merged with the Knight Frank Global Network and the Australian Baillieu Hooker group.
Significant dates in Knight Frank’s history.
2009 – Knight Frank Singapore has grown substantially and now employs about 600 staff across 3 offices.
2008 – VirtualHomes, an innovative condominium search engine that supports the marketing of residential properties for sale and lease, was launched in October.
2006 – Knight Frank Shopping Centre Management Pte Ltd (KFSCM) was set up. We are the first and till today, the only, international services firm to be appointed to manage a shopping centre in Singapore.
2000 – Knight Frank Estate Management (KFEM) was established, and is now one of the leading estate management companies in the nation.
1998 – The inception of KF Property Network to better serve clients in the secondary housing market.
1996 – The company name Knight Frank Cheong Hock Chye & Baillieu was changed to Knight Frank Pte Ltd.
1996 – The largest Collective Sale with 100% agreement at Thomson Court was sold for S$208 million.
1994 – The first Collective Sale at Cosy Mansion in Singapore was sold by Knight Frank for S$24.7 million.
1983 – Knight Frank Cheong Hock Chye & Baillieu was launched and the company began carving a bigger niche in the property scene.
1975 – A fire disaster forced CHC to relocate to the Bank of East Asia Building.
1952 – About 17 plots of 99-year leasehold land along Shenton Way, which was then basically vacant land, were put up for sale by CHC on behalf of the government.
1941 – Business was temporary disrupted when World War II broke out.
1940 – Knight Frank started out as Cheong Hock Chye & Company (CHC) in a two-storey pre-war shophouse, with a six-man team which did mainly valuation work and auctioneering.