March 6, 2019 Movers & Shakers

Knight Frank boosts global healthcare and senior living platform


Knight Frank, the leading independent global property consultancy, has strengthened its global healthcare and senior living offer with the recruitment of five new senior management hires.

Knight Frank has appointed David Fasano as Senior Managing Director, Ross Sanders and Sarah Anderson as Managing Director and Ryan Maconachy and Chad Lavender as Vice Chairman, who are all experts within the senior housing and care market. Maconachy, Lavender, Fasano and Sanders specialise in investment and sales, while Anderson specialises in debt and equity.

Bringing over 25 years of combined experience, Lavender and Maconachy have completed more than $30 billion in combined healthcare-related transactions, while Fasano and Sanders have been involved in more than $12 billion of deals on behalf of some of the USA’s largest healthcare and senior housing owners. Anderson has financed over $7 billion on behalf of some of the USA’s most active industry sponsors. In addition to senior housing, Maconachy and Lavender will also focus on medical office, life sciences and hospitals, as well as other alternative real estate asset classes.

The UK care market is facing an imminent crisis as the sector struggles to cope with a national shortage of beds. This disparity of care bed supply and demand is presenting increasing opportunities for international investors, and, combined with the fall in sterling, has generated a truly global appetite for the sector, particularly for those investors wishing to diversify their asset portfolios in the current economic climate.

Julian Evans, Head of Healthcare at Knight Frank, commented: “These are first-class hires by Newmark Knight Frank as they will bring further depth to Knight Frank’s global healthcare and senior living offer. Our market-leading team is truly globally connected to ensure our clients are receiving best-in-class advice in both brokerage and advisory services.”

“As core property markets contract, defensive sectors such as healthcare and senior living are attracting the highest levels of capital in almost 20 years. Moreover, cross-border capital is geographically agnostic and chasing both healthcare fixed-income and going concern platforms.

“The UK healthcare and senior living industry is very immature compared to the US and requires huge investment just to keep up with present demand, never mind the future. With medical advances and an ageing population, the UK does not have the facilities to cope with the requirements that this section of society is going to need going forward.

“Knight Frank has the global platform with a highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced team that is uniquely positioned to drive further investment in the UK market and go some way to catching up with the sophisticated US model.”

£6.8 billion has been invested into UK healthcare property over the last decade.


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