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Alex Foshay

Vice Chairman, Divisional Head of International Capital Markets

Alex Foshay serves as vice chairman and head of NKF Capital Markets' International Capital Markets Division, based in New York. Mr. Foshay was promoted to that position in 2018, after serving for three years as a senior managing director. Prior to that, he was a partner in the Knight Frank Central London Capital Markets team. Mr. Foshay joined Knight Frank in 2002 on the graduate recruitment program and has spent the entirety of his career in the Capital Markets division, with a particular focus on overseas capital.

Mr. Foshay devotes the vast majority of his time to executing investment sales, equity/debt placement and the provision of strategic advice. Since 2010, he has executed investment transactions in excess of $25 billion. Approximately 70% of that volume was transacted with overseas capital.

Mr. Foshay has 16 years of experience in global capital markets brokerage. In particular, he has significant experience in major international marketing campaigns and investment transactions, such as the sale of the Bankside Estate, 10 St James, 101 Seaport, Tilt 49, Micron HQ@First, the Parker Portfolio, the White Tower Portfolio, the acquisition of Alban Gate and 245 Park Avenue, with a combined value of more than $8 billion.

Key clients of Mr. Foshay include Aberdeen Asset Management, ADIA, Baupost, Blackstone, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Edge Funds, Henderson Global Investors, Helical Bar, HSBC Alternative Investment Management, Lai Sun Development Company, Land Securities, Legal & General, Liberty Mutual Insurance, London & Oriental, National Pension Service of South Korea, Northwood Investors, Pembroke Real Estate, Principal Financial Group, Rockspring, Skanska and Vulcan.

Recent Transactions

  • HNA: Acquisition of 245 Park Avenue, NY for $2.1 billion
  • Ernst & Young: Sale of the White Tower Portfolio, London to Carlyle for over $1.5 billion
  • Parker Corporation: Sale of the Parker Portfolio, NY to a range of investors for $1.5 billion
  • Land Securities: Sale of the Bankside Estate, SE1 for $473 million
  • Skanska: Sale of 101 Seaport, Boston for $452 million
  • Blackstone: Acquisition of Alban Gate, 125 London Wall, EC2 for $450 million
  • National Pension Service of South Korea: Sale of 88 Wood Street, EC2 for $344 million
  • Baupost: Sale of Urban Union, Seattle, for $270 million
  • Principal: Sale of Tilt 49, Seattle for $269 million
  • Rockspring: Sale of Fox Court, 14 Grays Inn Road, WC1 for $105 million
  • National Pension Service of South Korea: Sale of 63 St. Mary Axe, EC3 for $105 million
  • Vulcan: Sale of Amazon Phase VIII, Seattle for $245 million
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority: Sale of Carmelite, 50 Victoria Embankment, EC4 for $60 million
  • Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management: Acquisition of 60 New Broad Street, EC2 from Warner Estates for $43 million
  • Lai Sun Development Company: Acquisition of 36 Queen Street, EC4 from CBRE Investors for $26 million

Mr. Foshay holds a Master of Arts degree from Edinburgh University, where he graduated with honors in politics in 2000. He obtained a further master's degree the following year, in property valuation and law from CASS Business School in London.

In 2004, Mr. Foshay successfully passed the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence and became a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Alex Foshay
Alex Foshay
Vice Chairman, Divisional Head of International Capital Markets
125 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States
T  212.372.2253

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Areas of Specialization
  • Investment Sales
  • Equity Placement
  • Global Capital Flows
  • Strategic Advisory

Years of Experience
16 years