|Knight Frank LLP|
|Type||Limited liability partnership|
|Headquarters||Hanover Square, London, UK|
|Products||Residential & Commercial Property Services|
Knight Frank LLP is a UK headquartered global property consultancy firm. A limited liability partnership (abbreviated as LLP) has elements of Partnerships and Corporations. Hanover Square London, is a square in Mayfair, London W1 England, situated to the south west of Oxford Circus, the major London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" Estate Agent is a British English term for a person or business that arranges the selling renting or management of Homes land and other In Marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a Market that might satisfy a want or need Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The global network encompasses more than 165 offices in 36 countries across six continents. Over 5,300 experienced professionals handle some £18. 3 billion (US$ 36. 1 billion) worth of commercial, agricultural and residential real estate annually, advising clients ranging from private individuals, to major developers, investors, and corporate tenants. The firm's services include sales, lettings, property asset management, estate and farm management, professional research, marine consultancy, building consultancy, and planning.
 In 1896 Knight Frank & Rutley was founded as a valuations, surveying and auctions business. Its first sale was held on April 23rd at Conduit Street in London. The rest, as they say, is history. . .
1897: The first recorded business property sale is achieved in November, when Knight Frank & Rutley sells a ‘cycle machinery and plant’ business in Battersea for £270 11s 6d. Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is an inner-city district located 2
1898: Howard Frank, one of the founders, places the firm’s first full-page advertisement in the August edition of Country Life.
1909: William Rutley, a co-founder, dies of a heart attack.
1910: All staff move into 20 Hanover Square from Conduit Street.
1911: The Crystal Palace is sold to Lord Plymouth for £210,000. Hanover Square London, is a square in Mayfair, London W1 England, situated to the south west of Oxford Circus, the major The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and Glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to house the
1912: Howard Frank buys the estate agent, Walton & Lee, solely to secure the prime front page position in Country Life magazine. Country Life is a British weekly Magazine. It covers the pleasures and joys of Rural life as well as the concerns of rural people
1913: The Edinburgh office opens.
1914: Howard Frank, the senior partner, is knighted.
1915: Cecil Chubb buys Stonehenge through Knight Frank & Rutley for £6,600 as a present for his wife. Sir Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb 1st Baronet ( 14 April 1876 – 22 September 1934) was the last private owner of Stonehenge, which Stonehenge is a Prehistoric Monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about west of Amesbury and north of Salisbury She gives it to the nation three years later. 
1917: Howard Frank is made Director General of the combined Directorate of Lands.
1921: The town of Reigate is sold by Knight Frank & Rutley for £203,840 – the first time the firm has disposed of an entire town.
1922: The firm handles the sale of Winston Churchill’s house and sells Chartwell to him. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC, PC (Can ( 30 November 1874
1924: The Duke of Westminster sells Grosvenor House in Park Lane through Knight Frank & Rutley. Grosvenor House was one of the largest private houses situated on London's exclusive Park Lane in the district of Mayfair. Park Lane is a major Road (designated A4202) in the City of Westminster, in Central London.
1925: Knight Frank & Rutley buys 40 acres north of Oxford Street for the Audley Trust. Oxford Street is a major thoroughfare in London, England in the City of Westminster.
1927: The firm advises on the site assembly for the BBC’s world famous headquarters, Broadcasting House in London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
1931: John Knight, a co-founder, dies.
1932: Sir Howard Frank dies.
1935: The contents of the Cunard Liner, Olympia, are sold. Cunard Line is a British shipping company operator of the Ocean liners RMS ''Queen Elizabeth 2'' ( QE2) RMS ''Queen Mary 2'' (
1937: Most of the town of Lytham St Anne’s in Lancashire is sold – including the celebrated golf course. Lytham St Annes is a conurbation in the Fylde district of Lancashire, England.
1945: Knight Frank & Rutley sells the contents of the German Embassy, including 20 Nazi flags, 17 safes and a dog basket.
1958: Knight Frank & Rutley acquires offices in London’s Chiswell Street for BP – at the time, the UK’s largest-ever property transaction. BP plc, previously known as British Petroleum, is the third largest global Energy company, a multinational oil company (" Oil major
1964: The firm opens an office in Geneva as a gateway to Europe. Geneva (Genève is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French -speaking
1965: Knight Frank & Rutley is established in Nigeria. Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal Constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal
1968: The firm acquires Wheatley, Kirk, Price and Co.
1972: The Geneva office closes in favour of new offices in Amsterdam and Paris. Geneva (Genève is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French -speaking Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city
1974: Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, dating back to 1132, is sold for £1 million.
1979: Knight Frank & Rutley sets up a New York office through a joint venture with Douglas Elliman. The City of New York
1980: BP’s purchase of Britannic House for £93 million becomes the UK’s biggest single property deal ever. BP plc, previously known as British Petroleum, is the third largest global Energy company, a multinational oil company (" Oil major
1981: In New York, Douglas Elliman Knight Frank sells Pan-American World Airways Intercontinental Hotels Corporation to Grand Metropolitan for $500 million. The City of New York
1983: Knight Frank & Rutley joins with a leading Hong Kong surveyor to form Knight Frank Kan and Baillieu. The Singapore office is established.
1984: The firm acquires additional premises at 5 Hanover Square to accommodate the growing number of London headquarters staff - 53 partners and 5 associates. Hanover Square London, is a square in Mayfair, London W1 England, situated to the south west of Oxford Circus, the major London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
1986: Qantas Centre, Sydney, is sold for $200 million, becoming Australia’s largest single biggest property sale. Qantas Airways Limited (ˈkwɔntəs ( is the National airline of Australia. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Residential Development division is set up at the London Docklands office. Docklands is the semi-official name for an area in the east of London, England, comprising parts of several boroughs ( Southwark, Tower Hamlets
1996: On 1 January, ‘Rutley’ is dropped from the Knight Frank name, to strengthen a cohesive world-wide identity as part of a plan to expand international market share.
2000: Knight Frank sells the Duke of York’s Headquarters in Chelsea, London, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. Chelsea is an area of south-west London, England, bounded to the south by the River Thames, where its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge along The firm increases its stake in the Australian business to 100%.
2003: Knight Frank becomes a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).
2004: Knight Frank is ranked as one of The Times 100 Best UK Companies to Work For. 
2005: The firm is appointed to advise on the development of London’s new Olympic Village, ready for the 2012 Games. The Olympic Park London, is a new sporting complex to be built in Stratford in East London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Establishes Rutley Capital Partners, its real estate private equity business.
2006: With effect from 1 January, Knight Frank establishes a global real estate partnership with leading New York-based real estate service firm Newmark Knight Frank, formerly Newmark.
2007: Knight Frank acquires one of Ireland's leading commercial and residential property consultancies: Dublin based Ganly Walters Ltd. Baker Street is a street in the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster in London. Increases equity to 100% in Indian operations which now total five offices and 650 people. Knight Frank expands to more than 165 offices in over 36 countries on six countries, with over 5,000 locally-based professional staff handling £billions of real estate annually.
2008: Knight Frank will leave Hanover Square, its home since 1910, and move in early 2008 to its new Global HQ in the landmark building at 55 Baker Street, London W1. It will be relocating more than 850 of its Head Office staff, combining its commercial and residential teams over three predominantly open plan floorplates totalling 100,000 sq ft (9,300 m²).