Knight Frank drives growth of Shopping Centres team with senior appointment

27th April 2023 | Lisa Pilkington

Knight Frank has appointed Ben Hill as a partner in its commercial property asset management team in Leeds.

Hill has 20 years experience working with some of Europe’s largest and most complex retail assets. He joins KF from British Land where he was a director and member of the retail property management senior leadership team.

At British Land, Hill was responsible for the management of approximately £1bn worth of assets in Sheffield including Meadowhall Shopping Centre and surrounding sites. Earlier in his career he spent 12 years working as a director of property management at Smith Young Partnership in Sheffield.

Based between Knight Frank’s Leeds and Sheffield offices, the newly created role will have a national remit.

KF’s head of property & asset management, Michael Lewis, said Hill will have a key role in the firm’s expansion of its shopping centre team in Leeds. “Hill has a proven record as one of the leading property management experts across UK retail space. Shopping centres are an integral part of our retail capability. Hill brings with him an in-depth knowledge of one of the UK’s most complex and well-known retail assets and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Knight Frank’s total assets under management in the UK reached £68m in 2022. Its property asset management team manages 3,113 properties across the UK.


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