Knight Frank has recruited Nathan Dunn to head up its Canberra office, in addition to three additional new hires.  

Dunn, who is the office’s new Managing Director, has more than 12 years’ experience in commercial property in both sales and leasing in the ACT, having also worked for Barton Commercial Property, JLL and RetPro. 

He moves from Belle Property Commercial in Canberra, where he established a franchise and has been Director for nearly five years.  

The three other team members joining Knight Frank’s Canberra office will also move across from Belle Property Commercial.  

These include Melanie Rusk-Dunn, who will be in the role of Manager, Client Engagement and Campaign Coordinator.  

Paul Douglas-MacDonald will be in the role of Senior Sales and Leasing Executive and Lucas Brinkmeyer, who will be in the role of Sales and Leasing Executive. 

Knight Frank Managing Director NSW & ACT Paul Roberts said Mr Dunn would take over the role of Managing Director of Knight Frank’s ACT office at the start of August and would be active in both the sales and leasing space.  

“We are very excited to welcome Nathan, Melanie, Paul and Lucas to the team,” he said.  

“These appointments will mark a significant change for our Canberra office, putting the team in a strong position to start the new financial year. Nathan is a recognised and well-respected identity in the ACT commercial property industry, and has fantastic experience, including establishing a successful Belle Property Commercial franchise in Canberra and transacting in every asset class, including industrial, retail and office.”  

“The team will bring another dynamic to our current business and bolster our agency operations within Canberra. Our current highly experienced and driven team, including Nicola Cooper and Kellie O’Connor, will be complemented by the unique and high energy approach of Nathan, Lucas and Paul. The expanded team in our Canberra office led by Nathan will enable Knight Frank to deliver the very best service for our clients.”  

Dunn said Canberra represented a unique commercial real estate market, one that often ebbs and flows to the pace of the Federal Government.  

“Knight Frank’s Australian – and global – expertise will allow our team to ‘flex our muscles’ to a broader range of both private and public entities,” he said.  

“Knight Frank has an exceptional track record and I am very excited for our energetic, enthusiastic and hardworking sales and leasing operatives to join the existing hugely passionate, proud and experienced local team in Canberra. We intend to accelerate growth to provide a strong offering in the ACT market, with many business lines that can offer huge value to the existing stable of clientele.  

“We will provide an alternative to landlords and vendors looking for a fresh approach and a team bursting with energy.”  

Mr Dunn said the Canberra commercial property market was buoyant with low premium grade office vacancy rates, an undersupply of industrial stock and strong retail uptake.