New surveyors join Strutt & Parker

Q1 2019

Strutt & Parker is delighted to welcome two new surveyors to its Scottish business in 2019

Strutt & Parker is delighted to welcome two new surveyors to its Scottish business in 2019.

The new recruits have joined land management and estates and farms agency.

Douglas Orr has come from H&H Land and Property to join the estates and farms agency team in Edinburgh, which is led by Robert McCulloch.

With a background in rural practice surveying, Douglas will use his extensive rural expertise to value and sell estates and farms throughout Scotland.

Douglas said: “I am delighted to join an established team within a well-known and respected firm. I am looking forward to working with the various teams in offices throughout Scotland to continue to provide an excellent service to new and existing clients.”

Mr McCulloch said: “We are really pleased to welcome Douglas to Strutt & Parker. He has a strong understanding of rural Scotland and brings a range of skills to complement the rest of the team. I have no doubt he will be an excellent addition at an increasingly busy time for farm sales in Scotland. More farms came to the market in Scotland last year than at any point in the last 10 years and we anticipate a similar picture this year.”

Will Gray, who started his career with Savills in Cambridge, has returned home to his family’s farm in Angus and has started work for the land management team in Strutt & Parker’s Perth office, led by Andrew Aitchison. He is supporting existing instructions and working on developing new business opportunities, primarily land and estate management/consultancy in Angus, Perthshire and Fife. He brings with him particular experience in institutional client management.

Will said: “I am very pleased to be joining such an energetic and professional team at an interesting time for the rural sector. I am looking forward to addressing the challenges of running my own farm business and applying this new experience and my existing knowledge to help our clients with their own holdings across some of the most productive and beautiful countryside in the UK.”

Andrew Aitchison, Head of Rural for Scotland, said: “Will has a wealth of experience and is already proving a valuable addition to our team in Perth. These two key recruits mark a strong and exciting start for Strutt & Parker in 2019.”

Strutt & Parker, part of BNP Paribas Real Estate, also offers valuations, farming and planning services from offices in Edinburgh, Perth, Banchory and Inverness. The firm’s residential sales arm specialises in the prime Edinburgh city market and country houses as well as estates and farms.

Strutt & Parker’s forestry division John Clegg & Co provides expertise in buying and selling forestry as well as forestry valuation and asset management.

BNP PRE teams offer commercial agency, investment, valuation, rating advice, property management and facilities management.

The teams continue to operate under the three brands of BNP Paribas Real Estate, Strutt & Parker and John Clegg & Co.