Knight Frank expands Bristol team with two new hires

Jemima Young and Claire Stretton

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has expanded its Bristol team with the appointment of Jemima Young on the graduate programme and Claire Stretton as a senior surveyor in the residential development valuation team.

Jemima (left) joins the Knight Frank Bristol office as a graduate surveyor from the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.

She studied BSc (Hons) real estate with modules including property market analysis, commercial property management and valuation.

Claire (right) joins as a senior surveyor within the residential development and investment valuations team, having had 15 years’ experience in real estate at Alder King and Macarthur Wilson.

In these roles, she specialised in advising on both larger and smaller scale development and investment assets.

At Knight Frank Claire will focus on residential valuations across the South West, South Coast and South Wales regions, advising major banking, developer and public sector clients. Her role will involve advising on a wide range of PRS assets and development sites.

Jemima said: “I am thrilled to join Knight Frank’s Bristol office as part of the graduate programme.

“The opportunity to start my career in property for a global brand within its market-leading Bristol office is hugely exciting.

“I am looking forward to furthering my knowledge of the commercial real estate industry, specifically within the South West market.”

Claire said: “I am delighted to join a company that is so well respected in the property industry. Having spent 15 years working in real estate, I am looking forward to utilising and developing my knowledge of the market at Knight Frank, working alongside an industry-leading team.”

Steve Oades, partner and head of the Bristol commercial office at Knight Frank, said: “As our Bristol office expands, we are excited to welcome Jemima and Claire to the team.

“Claire brings with her a wealth of experience in the industry and Jemima’s degree and work experience makes her a great addition to our graduate programme.

“Both their skills and experience make them well placed to succeed in their roles and we look forward to welcoming them to the team.”