Welcome to Knight Frank's VIEW Summer Edition

After our first issue in 2020, we’re following up with a refreshed edition of VIEW for Summer 2021, bringing you the latest global market forecasts, up-to-date features and outstanding properties.

At the time of writing, in May 2021, we are undoubtedly in a more promising and hopeful position than we were this time last year. Since VIEW launched in October 2020, we have collectively endured further lockdowns along with tough and ever-changing Covid-19 restrictions. At Knight Frank we have been monitoring the impact of the pandemic on the property market closely, with some unexpected and surprising outcomes.

With this in mind, we sat down and answered four key questions on how residential property markets defied these adverse conditions on p8, while on p9 our experts from the Knight Frank Research team have predicted what might happen in the next six months.

Although travel restrictions are still in place, you can take a virtual flight to Barcelona on p6 to discover Antares, a new development in the city that promises to pave the way for a new generation of coastal-urban living in this vibrant metropolis. Head to p11 to see why we think property still plays a crucial role in any diverse investment portfolio, while Knight Frank Interiors are also on hand to offer some words of wisdom when it comes to realising your property’s potential on p13.

Last but by no means least, as we celebrate our very own special 125th anniversary this year, we take a look at some other global brands who have stood the test of time, on p10.

After 125 years as your partners in property, we are here to support you as one firm – not just today, but for many more years to come.

We hope you enjoy this edition of VIEW and that 2021 continues to be a better and more hopeful year for all.

Tim Hyatt

Head of Residential

Paddy Dring

Global Head of Prime Sales