Knight Frank welcomes David Schmidt as associate partner

01 May 2024 1 min. read
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Knight Frank has welcomed David Schmidt to its team in the Middle East.

With close to two decades of experience in luxury real estate in the UK and the UAE, David Schmidt brings a wealth of expertise in the development of sales strategies, deals, and client relationship management to his new role.

At Knight Frank, Schmidt has been appointed Associate Partner and Head of the Non-Exclusive Project Sales team, where he will lead a team focussed exclusively on off-plan residential project sales in Dubai.

Knight Frank welcomes David Schmidt to senior sales team

His appointment comes at a time of record demand for off-plan sales in Dubai, lifted by the spiked interest from domestic and international HNWI’s. “Dubai’s off-plan sales market offers a vein of opportunity I am excited to develop.”

Schmidt said he was drawn to Knight Frank for its leading position in the real estate market. “I am particularly excited about the prospect of being able to leverage Knight Frank's global network of offices, market-leading research and unrivalled access to private wealth around the world, all of which makes Knight Frank already stand out in the minds of developers, buyers and investors.”

Before joining Knight Frank, Schmidt served as Investment Director at Select Property Group, where he played an important role in expanding the company’s international presence and cultivating strategic partnerships. His journey in the real estate industry commenced in 2005 in the UK. Ten years on, Schmidt relocated to the UAE.

“David’s strategic appointment to lead our new non-exclusive off-plan sales team is the perfect complement to our prime residential sales team,” said Will McKintosh, Regional Partner and Head of Residential at Knight Frank.