Faisal Durrani leads Knight Frank's Middle East research team

19 May 2021 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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Knight Frank has appointed Faisal Durrani as the new regional head of its research team.

Faisal Durrani has been with Knight Frank – a global property consultancy – for over two years in the UK, having joined the firm from Cluttons, a UK-focused counterpart, where he spent eight years across a range of roles. Latterly, he served as Head of its Research practice – a role he will now also assume at Knight Frank in the Middle East. 

For Knight Frank, developing through leadership is one of the key ways through which it informs and engages with leaders, who in turn leverage the firm’s insights for their investment and operational decisions. The consultancy invests considerably in research, and ranks among the leading think tanks in its main field of thought – property and real estate.

Faisal Durrani, Head of Research, Knight Frank“At Knight Frank, we have a world-class research programme centred on thought leadership initiatives and issues that shape the region’s property market,” said James Lewis, the firm’s Middle East and Africa Managing Director. 

Commenting on his appointment, Durrani himself said: “I am thrilled by the opportunity to work with Knight Frank’s teams across the Middle East and Africa to develop thought provoking property research that starts and leads conversations around market defining issues such as ESG and sustainability, as well as understanding the post-pandemic landscape across the region’s real estate markets.” 

Durrani brings more than 15 years of experience in the property scene to the leadership role. Most recently, he was Head of London Commercial Research, where he and his team provided consultancy and research services to clients including investors, landlords, developers, high net worths, banks and institutions.

In two of Knight Frank’s latest reports in the region, the firm delivered a market assessment of Saudi Arabia’s education sector and mapped out the expected growth of the number of (ultra) rich households in the Middle East.