Knight Frank today announces the appointment of Robert Salerno as Partner, Head of Industrial, Australia from February 25 following the internal promotion of Tim Armstrong – who was previously in the role – to Head of Occupier Business Development, Asia Pacific.
Mr Salerno joins the firm following more than 16 years at Goodman, most recently as Group General Manager. Prior to this he was Goodman’s Director of Property Services in Brussels, overseeing the Asset and Property Management portfolio in Europe.
Knight Frank’s Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Australia Stephen Ellis said, “This is an exciting leadership appointment for the firm.
“Rob has strong leadership skills, having led a team of diverse individuals across Europe, as well as a good understanding of the industrial business and marketplace – particularly around strategic relationships with key global customers.
“As a firm, Knight Frank is proud to foster exceptional talent and to promote from within. Tim Armstrong has been with the firm in multiple roles and locations for more than 12 years and we are excited to see what he will achieve in his new regional role.”
Mr Ellis said that last year, the Australian business evolved with a new vision based on partnership, integrity and prosperity. “We have always held a distinctive position in the market as the only global, privately-owned real estate provider, and we are continuing to build on this with the leadership united in mutual accomplishment and entrepreneurial focus, and key appointments such as this.”