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Date: 26-Apr-2021

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 11527 
Title Surveyor 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Residential 
Sub Division Residential Development 
Department Senior Living (10000651) 
Location 55 Baker Street 


The Firm


Knight Frank is the leading independent property consultancy in the UK offering agency and professional advice across Commercial, Residential and Rural sectors. Established in 1896, Knight Frank now comprises a global network of over 450 offices.


The Role(s)


The expanding Seniors Housing team has two Valuer positions available, at Senior Surveyor / Associate level. Based in our London Head Office, the Seniors Housing team are part of the firm’s highly successful Residential Development and Investment Division.


Senior Housing sits between general housing and care homes. The proposition provides seniors with self-contained apartments which offer an independent lifestyle alongside care and support.


Housing with care is an emerging sector with recent investment from Goldman Sachs, L&G, AXA IM and Schroders. The sector is in a development phase with equity seeking to invest and is part of the growing institutional investment into residential sub sectors in the UK. The team advise across the full range of operators and price points, from Registered Providers to premium schemes in central London.  A significant amount of the work will be on developments, providing valuation advice to lenders, equity and developers but we also value operating assets. 


We are proud of our depth of knowledge gathered from our active role in many of the key transactions and valuation mandates in the market. We take a highly collaborative approach drawing on the depth of resources in Knight Frank across Research, Healthcare, Capital Markets and our sales and lettings offices across the UK.




Valuation & Advisory 

  • Working as part of a team to service valuation and advisory workstreams.
  • The role offers the opportunity to focus on the sector and provide valuations for different purposes across a range of price points.
  • Responsibility for the valuation of senior housing developments - to include residual appraisals, GDV’s, trading valuations, assignment fee valuations (by DCF method).
  • Preparing and issuing reports to advise on value – including valuations for development finance, financial reporting, acquisition and viability.
  • The role will require competence in residual appraisals, detailed cash flow analysis and excellent report writing skills.
  • Working with the wider Knight Frank network across Residential Development, Healthcare, and regional colleagues.
  • Unit pricing of schemes.
  • Advising on senior living rentals as this part of the sector grows.
  • Prepare and manage fee quotes, pitches and client updates.


Career Experience 

  • 2 year + post qualified valuation experience including writing valuation reports and working as part of a team.
  • Seniors housing experience or alternatively experience in PRS, healthcare, student, affordable, viability or residential development.


Qualifications/Education Required


  • Degree educated
  • Registered Valuer


Particular Aptitudes/Skills Required


  • Analytical approach with attention to detail and a good work ethic.
  • Able to work under pressure and deliver high quality work.
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal are essential.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work as part of a team.
  • Proficient with Argus Developer, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Interest in the seniors housing sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of real estate market.
  • Proactive approach to business generation.
  • A professional and helpful manner and a genuine interest in property.
  • Ability to assess, understand and explain drivers of value.
  • This position will ideally suit a self-motivated, well presented individual with a proven background in organisation, cash flow analysis and property due diligence.


Professional Standards

  • Need to respect the confidentiality of sensitive information and abide by the principle of continuing professional development as required by the RICS and Knight Frank.
  • Acquire and build a sound awareness of the sector.
  • Take a close interest in the property press with a view to building up a wide perspective of the property market and related activities.
  • Maintain orderly records.
  • Fully understand office procedures and be able to make good use of all the available information.
  • You will be adhering to deadlines and making good use of office records and procedures.




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