Property consultancy Knight Frank has recruited Alastair Coates as a partner and Richard Syers as an associate to its specialist automotive team to further strengthen its position in the automotive markets.
Alastair previously spent 14 years at CBRE where his roles included advising on global mandates for Shell and Esso, and establishing and leading the regional hub for the firm.
Alastair brings with him his colleague Richard Syers, who joins as an associate, and whose responsibilities included Tesla’s UK expansion programme.
Adam Chapman, national head of automotive at Knight Frank, said: “The appointments of Alastair and Richard exemplify the quality of Knight Frank’s automotive team. They are undoubtedly two of the most highly-regarded and leading advisers in the automotive markets, and their addition complements the already unrivalled mix of skills and experience we are able to offer our clients.
“Formed by leading experts in 2014, this is the first new automotive team in the market for 15 years, and has already established itself as number one adviser. With the strategic recruitment of talented individuals such as Alastair and Richard, our team will continue to provide a best-in-class service across all automotive disciplines and cement our position as market leaders.”