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Knight Frank adds director to Perth office leasing team

By Sebastian Holloman
21 March 2024 | 10 minute read
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The new addition will expand the brand’s office leasing team to six.

Matt Lutman has been appointed as director, office leasing, at Knight Frank in Perth.

Lutman brings more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry to the role. Most recently, he was a director, tenant representation, at JLL in Perth, where he spent two-and-a-half years providing commercial real estate advisory and lease acquisition services.

Notably, Lutman also has a wealth of experience gained in his time working in the UK, at NB Real Estate in London.

Lutman also brings with him experience accrued as a portfolio manager for the Mirvac Group, having led their commercial property portfolio in Western Australia for seven years. He also spent time within their Sydney-based asset management business.

Lutman stated he’s looking forward to joining the office leasing team at Knight Frank, specifically noting their strong reputation in the market and emerging rise to prominence in the Western Australian market.

“My experience, which includes concluding many large and complex transactions in both Perth and Sydney for owners and occupiers, has given me the ability to be able to offer unique insights that enable brokering of a successful leasing transaction,” he said.

“I am excited about joining the team and providing the best service for existing and new clients to drive and support value creation for their property investments.”


Lutman’s alignment follows the recent appointment of Rick McKenzie, head of office leasing in Western Australia, with the team now numbered at six.

McKenzie said Lutman’s appointment is part of a concerted effort of Knight Frank’s office leasing team to expand the range of skills of the office as a whole.

“We have been focused on the provision of strategic and substantiated leasing advice to clients leveraging the collective insights of a highly experienced team with a diversified skill set,” stated McKenzie.

McKenzie further detailed that Lutman’s appointment specifically supported the long-term strategy of the Western Australia leasing business, mentioning Lutman’s strong and expansive network within the Perth market as a particular asset to Knight Frank.

“Matt offers further insights to clients, having an intimate understanding of large occupiers’ drivers, and the ability to relate these in a meaningful manner to the development of the underlying leasing strategy and asset plan,” he stated.

“We are excited for Matt to assist with building on our recent successes in the Perth market.”

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