• Knight Frank strengthens Retail Services with appointment of Helen Mak

    16 March 2016

    (15 March 2016, Hong Kong) – Leading international property consultancy, Knight Frank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Mak as Senior Director, Head ofRetail Services.


    Helen will lead Knight Frank’s Retail Services department in formulating real estate strategies for retailers and landlords. In her new position, Helen will be concentrating on both retail agency and consultancy services encompassing tenant and landlord representation, shopping centre positioning, trade and tenant mix analysis, as well as analysis of consumer marketing and retail trends. Prior to joining Knight Frank, she held senior positions at Colliers International.Helen has a proven record in retail leasingof regional and neighbourhood shopping centers, high street shops and advisory of retail projects.

    With over 15 years of experience in retail leasing in Hong Kong, Helen has worked on a broad range of projects and brands including the L.place, Big Foot Centre, Citic Tower, ARA, AEW,Topshop, Esprit, agnes b, GEOX, California Fitness, Café Habitu, ICICI Bank and Porsche.

    Helen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ottawa University of Kansas.

    Paul Hart, Executive Director, Greater China, at Knight Frank says, “We are delighted to have Helen joining us. Despite the Hong Kong retail market remain challenging in 2016, we continue to see opportunities in this market. Helen’s appointment is further testimony to the company’s desire to invest in the retail sector. Helen has vast knowledge and in-depth understanding of Hong Kong retail market, I am sure her appointment will definitely further strengthen our retail services team and distinguish us from our competitors.”


    The 280-meter-tall Lumina Shanghai, developed by Henderson Land Group and designed by Gensler, is the tallest skyscraper in the Xuhui Riverside District.

    A sophisticated yet modern setting was derived by juxtaposition of Indochine-Vietnamese features and wood-fire inspired material palettes. Re-interpretation of the spatial order of a typical Indochine-Vietnamese mansion has been adopted to give hierarchy, layers and details to the space.


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