Knight Frank Head of Retail Investments, QLD appointed

Matthew Curtain joins Knight Frank to lead Retail Investments division

25 January 2018, Brisbane – Matthew Curtain has been appointed as Head of Retail Investments, QLD at Knight Frank’s Brisbane office. Matthew previously spent 10 years as Director, Retail at JLL.

According to Knight Frank’s Managing Director, QLD Ben McGrath, “We are delighted to have Matthew join Knight Frank to lead our Queensland Retail Investments business in Brisbane.

“Matthew has an unparalleled wealth of experience and track record in the industry, having been involved in some of Brisbane’s biggest retail assets and key shopping Centre deals in QLD, including The Wintergarden, Queens Plaza and Post Office Square. Matthew has also worked on the client side of the market for QIC in Investment and Development – Retail in recent years.

“The strategic timing of Matthew’s appointment is ideal given the significant activity and changing environment being experienced in the retail sector, which we anticipate will continue in the coming years.

“Matthew will not only strengthen our Institutional Investments business on the bigger retail assets in Brisbane working with Justin Bond and I, but will also focus heavily on neighbourhood centre opportunities dominated by Coles and Woolworths. Matthew will also work closely with retail and service stations specialist Jason March.

“I believe the agency competition in the retail sector is limited in Queensland, so it a very exciting opportunity for Matthew, and for Knight Frank,” said Mr McGrath.

Knight Frank’s Joint Head of Institutional Sales, Australia Paul Roberts, said, “Matthew’s experience and knowledge in the retail market assists us to continue providing our clients with unrivalled knowledge and capability in the institutional sales landscape.

“With our team doubling in strength over the last 24 months, we are continually offering our clients the market intelligence to connect capital across Australia and through our global networks,” concluded Mr Roberts.


For further information, please contact:

Ben McGrath, Managing Director, QLD +61 438 112 192

Matthew Curtain, Head of Retail Investments, QLD +61 438 144 433

Paul Roberts, Joint Head of Institutional Sales, Australia +61 411 363 544

Rebecca Sands, Director, PR & Communications, Australia +61 416 119 858