I spent a very interesting and informative day at the UK Property Professionals Scottish Investment Forum which was hosted at the stunning DWF offices at the Walkie Talkie building in Fenchurch Street, London.
UKPP had brought together a very impressive panel which consisted of Sue Bruce, the Chief Executive of Edinburgh Council; Anne Murray from Glasgow Council; Simpson Buglass, a Partner at Graham & Sibbald; Tim Allan, CEO of the Unicorn Property Group and David Lockhart, CEO of New River Retail.
The first four speakers each presented the case for investment within their own city and this was followed by an open session with questions from the audience. It was great to see so many people in London interested, directly or indirectly, in investing in the Scottish property scene.
Here at Blackadders, where we are currently east coast dominant with offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Perth, Forfar and Arbroath (watch this space for further westward expansion!), we pride ourselves in being involved in property transactions throughout the whole of Scotland for clients based throughout the world. It was therefore very interesting for me to hear the different views and ambitions in relation to the Scottish property investment scene. I was particularly proud to see my home city of Dundee represented at such an august event and although I have seen the digital video of the Waterfront development several times, I still find it very impressive and extremely exciting for Dundee.
I am very much of the view that property investment, both residential and commercial, will continue to attract an ever increasing amount of interest now there is post Referendum certainty and the economy continues to improve.
Should anybody wish to discuss property investment matters or require more information about UK Property Professionals then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Lindsay DarrochPartner and Head of Property