Welcome to Knight Frank's VIEW magazine. This is our flagship residential publication dedicated to showcasing the finest property across the world. In this first issue, we feature the world’s premier properties and explore how we can all make our lifestyle more sustainable through a change in daily actions.

Perhaps this theme is more pertinent than ever, especially given the period of lockdown and subsequent reflection we have collectively experienced. We know the Covid-19 pandemic has made us think about how we operate as a business, both through the immediate shock of a property-market shutdown, and in the future, given shifts towards more flexible ways of working, how we school our children, and the pursuit of holistic work-life balances.

Despite our position as the world’s largest independent property consultancy, with 20,000 people across 57 markets and 488 offices, Knight Frank too has been through a remarkable evolution during this period. We have introduced a wide range of new and creative solutions to ensure our people are safeguarded and upskilled, and our clients remain at the very heart of everything we do.

2020 marks my first year guiding the Residential Business at Knight Frank, a position I hold with reverence. Despite the market headwinds, there is strong evidence that our partnership is uniquely placed to add value and provide the best possible advice throughout this period. It is in times like these that I believe Knight Frank and our partnership culture performs at its very best.

This new edition of VIEW, a collection of the finest global real estate, is testament to the dedication our teams put into every instruction. The editorial has been created to match, with the theme of sustainability being explored within the front pages of this digital edition, and, how specifically, people’s views around property are changing.

From the long term prospects for the city after Covid (p11), to architecture’s persistent advance in the face of economic difficulty (p14), as well as eco-friendly supersonic travel that could take us into space (p13), we hope you find it offers food for thought when you look to make sustainable choices in your lifestyle, too.

As we look to the future together, we would be delighted to assist you across all your property-related needs, whether they be residential or commercial.

We are here to support as one firm – not just today but for many years to come.

I hope you enjoy VIEW and that you and your family have a safe and successful year.

Tim Hyatt

Head of Residential