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Investment Land Management

Working with public, private and corporate landowners we conduct a thorough overview of business objectives and apply our deep knowledge of land management strategies to deliver optimal returns on investment.

Investing in land and profiting from land investments

Investment land portfolios present unique management challenges, including issues surrounding legislation, planning and tenancies.

Knight Frank's investment land management service is focused on increasing the value of land held purely as an investment. We consistently deliver intelligent, tailored solutions that enhance land value whether a single plot or across portfolios.

Why Knight Frank

Every client has different aspirations, but the following includes some of the key areas where we provide help:

Maximising returns and capital values

For some clients capital growth is their main aspiration, others are more focused on improving annual returns, some require a balanced approach. Whatever the aim, we will create a bespoke management plan to achieve it.


Whatever the timeframe, we will ensure the development potential of land is protected and enhanced. When an opportunity for development arises we will structure agreements to maximise the returns for our clients.

Day-to-day management

We will collect rents, manage routine and more complex tenancy issues and deal with employment, planning, PR and corporate responsibility matters, where appropriate.

Managing land on the urban fringe

We help a number of clients, especially within the M25, to cope with the unique challenges and opportunities offered by urban-fringe portfolios.

Achieving non-economic objectives

A number of our clients, particularly local authorities, have multiple ownership objectives. These can include delivering environmental benefits, public access and recreation, and providing opportunities for tenant farmers. We help them to achieve these objectives while minimising the impact on yields and capital values.

Tax and succession planning

Rural property portfolios are often held as multi-generational investments. We ensure the correct ownership structures are put in place to protect value over the long term.  

Finding investment land for sale

We can identify and acquire land on your behalf taking into account development potential and annual yields.

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What our clients say

We have been very pleased with the service offered by Knight Frank’s Rural Consultancy team, and, in particular, the way they have managed to secure development value for the fund and liaised with the tenants and occupiers of the holdings so that this is achieved without adverse reaction.

Country House Owner, Hampshire

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