Knight Frank recruits new London planning team

Knight Frank

Property firm Knight Frank has recruited nine planners from rival firm GL Hearn as part of moves to create a new London-based planning team. 

The firm has announced that its planning team, previously based at its Bristol office, will now work out of its Baker Street office in central London.

The new team will be headed up by GL Hearn’s former head of planning Stuart Baillie, who has joined as a partner.

Other new recruits, all joining the firm as partners, include former GL Hearn planning director Sarah Hiscutt; GL Hearn’s former head of planning in London and the South East, Nick Diment; and former GL Hearn planning director Chris Benham.

The other recruits, all moving from GL Hearn, are: 

James Cogan – associate

James Bylina – graduate planner 

Jonny Ordidge – senior planner 

Kelly McCann – planner

Roland Brass - partner

Knight Frank said that five additional recruits would be announced at the end of November.

GL Hearn has outlined plans to build a "much broader planning offer" following the departures. 

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