Knight Knox Review
Who is Knight Knox?
Knight Knox is a UK-based property consultancy company that focuses on offering full-stack property investment services for centrally located residential properties. Knight Knox identifies real estate opportunities to invest in; the company either invests fully themselves, or on a joint-venture basis.
Knight Knox offers a variety of services to its clients. They assist them in finding and purchasing land that fits the client’s needs and works on the development of the project. So, design, securing planning permission, deal with all the legalities on behalf of their clients, assist with getting a mortgage, etc. They also offer resale services to help their clients sell their properties.
Knight Knox International was established in 2004, in Manchester. The company quickly started growing, and in 2006, the company started selling an investment property in Thailand and the United States. In 2009, Knight Knox purchased its first investment properties in Turkey, Bulgaria, and Hungary.
In 2012, the company shifted its focus towards the buy-to-let market, focusing on properties in Northern England. In 2013, they launched a real estate investment magazine called Global Property Scene. Since then, the company has been growing and started offering more services such as Aftersales Support and Marketing services.
Upon completing their 10th year in the industry, Knight Knox received a prestigious Property Investor Show award for ‘Best Product Communication.’ Subsequently, they were shortlisted at the RESI Awards for the ‘Residential Investment Agency of the Year’ and IIP Awards for ‘Best Newcomer.’ The most recent awards of Knight Knox were winning the ‘Best UK Property Investment Advisor’ at the ADVFN International Financial Awards in 2019.
Knight Knox has hosted several investor seminars in the UK (London, Manchester, Liverpool) as well as globally in Hong Kong, Shanghai, South Africa, and Singapore.
The company continued to grow and launched additional brands along the way, like Intus Lettings, Intus Residential, studentpodshop, Crossbow Investments, Clayton Mortgage Solutions, Qualis Developments, and last but not least was their recent website for reselling properties called yieldit. Knight Knox has branches across the country for their different businesses (Intus Lettings has branches in Lytham St Annes and in Ilkeston)
Subsidiaries of Knight Knox Group of Companies
- Intus Lettings — Assists landlords and tenants in property rentals. The company acts like a link between the landlord and tenant, which allows their relationship to be executed in a more seamless manner.
- Yieldit – Helps investors to resell their properties on the secondary market.
- Clayton Mortgage Solutions – Offers advice to clients on remortgaging and residential mortgages to buy-to-let mortgages and equity release.
- Student Podshop — Helps investors sell their property quickly; they focus on student accommodation.
- Global Property Scene – is an online magazine that focuses on real estate investments, property business, sustainability, etc.
Properties offered for sale by Knight Knox Group
Having been in the real estate investing business for over 15 years, Knight Knox has launched a significant amount of projects and developments; the company has launched 92 developments worth over £1 billion in total. Currently, they have 21 properties under construction.
We found that Knight Knox has some very interesting opportunities for investors. Below are some of the current opportunities available. KnightKnox is very transparent with their properties and offers floor plans, square meters, and other important information on the property. Below were some of our favorite options.
Campbell House is a student accommodation based in Bradford. The property is currently under construction. It is situated in the center of Bradford, near the University of Bradford. The project will offer modern student pods and apartments, which each will have a living area and bedroom, as well as an en-suite, fully equipped bathroom. Also, residents of the apartments will have access to a communal kitchen and on-site amenities such as a gymnasium, common room, and games room.
Knight Knox offers a double in-suit apartment for as little as £49k and believes that due to the high demand of the area and little supply of student accommodation provided by the local university, investors are looking at a return of 8.5% upon three years of the property’s completion.
X1 The Landmark is a new, urban residential development, very near to Manchester city. The property will provide 191 apartments and townhouses. Being a highly developed economic hub with a growing population, Manchester lacks quality rental accommodation, so properties like X1 The Landmark are in high demand. The property is in close proximity to local amenities and has easy access to public transport.
The apartments and townhouses have a very modern, sleek design with the highest quality fixtures and fittings. The property also offers on-site facilities like a gym as well as property management services provided by the building management.
Other services offered by Knight Knox
Land Sourcing and Acquisition: Knight Knox has an in-house specialist land procurement team that works to help source the best available land for investment.
They conduct land valuations to find plots they believe have the highest yield potential based on market factors, location, town planning concerns, and cost.
Planning and Development Consultancy: Once the land is purchased, Knight Knox will work closely with architects to plan development. They will develop the site plan, architectural designs, as well as the CGI impressions of the property. This is an integral part of every construction process, and Knight Knox follows all the essential steps to ensure this process is seamless and immaculate.
Property Development: Following the planning, Knight Knox implements the property development stage by appointing experienced contractors to develop the property.
Project Marketing: Knight Knox offers marketing services by promoting the properties using high-quality product material such as brochures, drone videos, property tours, and more. The marketing department of Knight Knox attends exhibitions and hosts global seminars where they showcase the available properties to potential investors.
Along with the above, Knight Knox offers property management, mortgage advisory, assistance with residential lettings as well as asset management and disposal.
Knight Knox has been in the property business for a while and have developed and expanded their business in a way to cater an array of clients, with different needs, budgets, and expectations. They are a company that is worth considering and trying