After 43 years in property, Anne Porter, owner of Knight Frank Residential South Africa, is as excited about the business as she was as a fresh faced newcomer. Her career began after she spotted an ad for a part-time job as a real estate agent in 1973. She never expected to make it a lifetime career.

After 10 years, she opened the doors to Anne Porter Properties in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs. Having garnered a reputation as an estate agency of integrity, Knight Frank UK approached Anne Porter in 2004 to be their partner in South Africa. It seemed the logical next step – Porter saw in Knight Frank the opportunity for her company and agents to grow under the banner of an internationally recognised brand. This resulted in Anne Porter Properties fully rebranding in 2013 to Knight Frank Residential South Africa.

Apart from nurturing her own career and business, Porter has been actively involved with the Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA) since 1979 and she was made an honorary life member in 2010. In addition, she represented the institute at the National Association of Realtors convention in the USA in 2001.