Merger between Knight Frank and Woolcock Partners

COMING TOGETHER: Knight Frank chief executive Rob Dixon with Sam Woolcock, of Woolcock and Partners Real Estate.
COMING TOGETHER: Knight Frank chief executive Rob Dixon with Sam Woolcock, of Woolcock and Partners Real Estate.

Launceston real estate agencies Knight Frank and Woolcock Partners Real Estate have begun operating as one.

The new firm, which retains the Knight Frank branding, officially opened on July 1 after a merger between the two businesses.

Knight Frank chief executive Scott Newton said Woolcock Partners director Sam Woolcock join the Tasmanian Knight Frank board alongside Rob Dixon, who is based in Launceston. Mr Newton said the new business would offer clients in Northern Tasmania “a complete real estate” experience.

“Woolcock Partners offer residential sales and residential property management while Knight Frank delivers integrated commercial sales, commercial leasing, asset management and project marketing to developers,” he said.

“Clients will be able to access commercial, residential, consulting and research, project marketing and valuation services.

“The growth in real estate across the board in Tasmania has created a wonderful, vibrant market for staff and clients, whether they are buying or selling property.”

The merger is the culmination of 12 months planning for the agencies. Mr Woolcock said the benefits would extend to the 85 staff now employed at the firm.

“We will have collaborative training, peer support, lead generation and a statewide career path, as well as opportunities for a national or international pathway,” he said said.

“For instance, Knight Frank currently has a Hobart agent on an exchange in their London headquarters.”

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