BY Michael Light / On January 24, 2019


A few years ago, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the highest-grossing private real estate company in the United States, formed an exclusive partnership with Knight Frank Residential headquartered in London, which is an international luxury real estate firm that individually operates across Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. These 2 real estate powerhouses strategically formed an alliance because Douglas Elliman only operates in the United States while Knight Frank operates everywhere but the U.S. So, what better way to take over the luxury real estate market across the globe…form an exclusive partnership. But this partnership is not just for looks, it is genuinely effective and efficient. Both Douglas Elliman and Knight Frank represent many ultra-high-net-worth individuals that are buying real estate all over the world, whether for investment purposes only or for 2nd, 3rd homes, etc. Together, DE & KF joined forces to create an influential real estate network spanning 523 offices in 60 countries across 6 continents.

Our companies share clients and data as well as collaborate on projects. For example, every year DE & KF put out the highly-respected Wealth Report, which  reflects the global perspective on prime property and investment, including key wealth trends and property hotspots around the world. The Wealth Report examines investment trends covering almost 100 countries and 100+ cities, including what $1M USD buys you around the world. Douglas Elliman & Knight Frank have come together to build a platform that caters to the global needs of all of our clients.

Douglas Elliman & Knight Frank Residential

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How does this Affect my Miami Clients?

On a global scale, Miami has grown to become one of the most sought-after destinations to call home. Whether because of the year-round tropical weather, the value proposition of owning real estate or the escape from an ever-expanding tax base that has majorly affected a huge portion of the U.S., people are flocking to Miami more than ever. Because of the diverse international presence in Miami, a lot of my long-term clients hail from all around the world, thus they buy property all around the world, not just in Miami. Because of our exclusive partnership with Knight Frank, my clients can utilize the relationships that we have built to help them with purchases in all of the locations that Knight Frank is present. I would personally assist with global purchases and refer you to an advisor that I trust to take care of you in the city/country that you are looking to purchase.

Our Monthly Spotlight on Premier International Properties

Jaimee and I traveled across the pond to meet with our Knight Frank colleagues Stacey Watson, Partner and Manager of International Operations, and Daniel Daggers, a premier luxury agent in London also known as ‘Mr. Super Prime,’ to tour the most exclusive properties being marketed for sale in London. We also discussed with Stacey and Daniel the overall market trends around the world, and they informed us about exclusive properties being marketed for sale by Knight Frank in other markets including Sydney, Dubai, Interlaken, Paris and Singapore. Because of our insightful meeting, we thought it would be a great idea and beneficial to our international clients to publish a monthly spotlight on a premier international property. This property may be a boutique condo building in the heart of London, a luxury estate on a sprawling game farm in South Africa, an exquisite house in a quiet village along the mountains in Switzerland, etc. Our first spotlight will be coming in a few weeks where we feature a spectacular boutique condo building in the Mayfair neighborhood of London, Clarges at Mayfair, so be sure to check out this stunning property, along with all of the others each month!

If you, or someone you know, are interested in purchasing luxury real estate in Miami and/or Miami Beach, please contact Broker Michael Light, Founder/Owner of the Miami Luxury Homes Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Senior Director of Luxury Sales at Douglas Elliman and a member of its elite Sports & Entertainment Division. Michael has over 10 years of experience working with influential buyers from all over the world and is an expert on educating buyers on market statistics and trends. You may reach Michael directly on his cell phone at (786) 566-1700 or via email at


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