SENIOR ROLE MODEL
Head of national offices and EMEA tenant representation at Knight Frank LLP
Emma Goodford has two roles at Knight Frank. Since 2014 she has headed EMEA Tenant Representation, coordinating the team dedicated to advising corporate occupiers leasing and acquiring business space, principally offices, across EMEA. She also heads the National Offices team, who specialise in leasing, development consultancy, lease advisory and tenant representation instructions in the M25 and South East office markets.
EMMA GOODFORD | Knight Frank LLP
The best thing about your career
Creating a great team to work with client who value your advice
Why you think being out is important
I want to be recognised for the work I do and not judged for anything else and at Knight Frank I’m able to do just that. Being yourself at work allows you to focus on your team and your client business - the two most important things
Your own inspirational role model (straight or gay)
Despite Brexit, David Cameron who delivered the right for me to marry my wife, some years after our Civil partnership.
How and what was the reaction to you coming out
I’ve several clients who tell me they knew before I realised it myself!! My team knew first and given this is the property market I suspect it generated some gossip for about 5 minutes. I now chair our Respect Diversity and Inclusion initiative and the engagement on this is fantastic.