Ian Woods, Partner Ian is a Partner at DM Hall and has run our Hamilton commercial department since 1999. You have been at DM Hall for 20 years. Time flies when you are having fun! Talk us through the early years at DM Hall and how things have since changed? In the early years I was the sole commercial presence out with Glasgow in the west. I was both a valuer and an agent in those days. The valuation business expanded fairly quickly and that allowed the department in Hamilton [...]
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Lesley Coghill, Surveyor DM Hall has boosted its expertise with the appointment of a highly experienced Thurso-based professional who will share her residential property expertise with clients in Caithness, north Sutherland and the island of Orkney. Lesley Coghill, was born and bred in Caithness, will report into our Inverness office. She is a graduate of Edinburgh’s Heriot Watt University and qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Lesley said: “I’ve only recently joined DM Hall and I’m very much enjoying it. Before I was in professional [...]
Michael McIntyre, Director As you would expect the different sectors of the commercial market in the Central Belt have faced a variety of challenges over the last few years however it is encouraging to see signs of improvement across the board, despite the uncertainty that Brexit has brought to the equation. In an area dominated by Scotland’s largest container port and the country’s only petrochemical complex at Grangemouth, the industrial sector continues to be a strong performer, a position which is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. Indeed, availability [...]
Eric Curran Managing Partner, DM Hall It’s the waiting that’s the worst, as they used to say in the trenches. In the case of Scotland’s residential property market, it’s the interminable wait for some semblance of normality to return and for the uncertainty to ease. As it has been for most of recent years, the market remains beset by the continuing lack of supply and the destabilising and debilitating effect of seemingly never-ending jockeying for position over Brexit and Indyref2. Occasionally a landmine goes off, such as a recent suggestion [...]
Graeme Pollock, Director - Head of East Agency, Edinburgh Like Banquo’s ghost, the spectre of endless Brexit hangs over the commercial property market in Edinburgh and its immediate hinterland and, until it is banished, the feasting will necessarily remain subdued. There has certainly been a tail-off in activity since the first Brexit deadline was missed in March this year and the market has paused until some of the mists in the crystal ball start to clear. But, in an indication of how things might begin to develop when there is [...]
Eric Andrew, Director, Edinburgh While there are certainly still a few bumps in the road before we hit the wide, straight boulevard of a fully functioning residential property market in Scotland’s capital city, at least some of the signals are flashing green. Values across the board are steadily increasing, with a recent Edinburgh Solicitors’ Property Centre’s report showing that average prices achieved in Edinburgh and surrounding areas are up by 5% compared to the same time last year. The main obstacle to rapid onward progress remains, as it has for [...]
Gavin Anderson, Associate DM Hall has let two retail units at Motherwell’s Brandon Parade shopping centre to Sassh Foods Ltd, trading as Pepe’s Piri Piri, and to Geek Retreat. Acting on behalf of Promontoria Holding 146BV, DM Hall has concluded a new 15-year full repairing and insuring (FRI) lease at an annual rental of £28,500 on 95/97 Brandon Parade South, Motherwell with tenant break options and rent reviews at years five and ten. Pepe’s Piri Piri, is a flame grilled chicken franchise that focuses on a “healthier” form of fast [...]
John Albiston, Senior Partner While the residential property market in Inverness and the Highlands has always been something of a law unto itself because of its geographical characteristics, it is fair to say that it is sharing in a wider return of confidence. Prices are steadily rising and there is a palpable sense of increased positivity among property professionals with the bellwether sign of transactions going to a closing date becoming ever more pronounced. One indicator is that lifestyle buyers, who disappeared like snow off a dyke when the recession [...]
Success builds upon success and this autumn’s talented cohort at DM Hall have gone through the card in the final professional hurdle of their exhaustive training. Four out of four of the firm’s young stars who sat the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) have passed with flying colours, qualifying them as members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). And their achievement highlights DM Hall’s commitment to diversity of talent and its encouragement of staff who want to further their professional careers through non-traditional routes. It also brings to [...]
Success for DM Hall’s young professionals as they qualify as Chartered Surveyors in Falkirk, Glasgow and Edinburgh
Claire Hutton, Ross Chinnery Grant Bremner, Rachel McCall DM Hall is celebrating the success of four of its young professionals who have qualified as members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The four, Rachel McCall in Falkirk, Ross Chinnery in Edinburgh, Claire Hutton and Grant Bremner in Glasgow, have passed the Institution’s final professional hurdle, the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). Eric Curran, managing partner of DM Hall, said: “We are delighted that four of our young professionals have qualified as RICS members. Collectively they represent our firm’s [...]