Industrial and Logistics
Iain has a wealth of experience in the Scottish commercial property market, specialising in Industrial and Logistics real estate. He is in an expert in providing acquisition, disposal, development and general agency advice to a wide range of private and public sector clients ranging from developers, occupiers, institutional investors and private clients. During a career spanning over 20 years, Iain has and continues to be involved in most of the highest profile industrial property deals in Scotland.
Representative clients and projects include:
Frasers Property/Oaktree/Patrizia - Appointed in 2015 as Letting agents & development advisors on Scotland's largest and most established business estate, Hillington Park, totalling 2.5m sq ft and benefitting from Scotland’s first and only Simplified Planning Zone.
Canmoor - Leasing and development advice on the 1.6m sq ft Westway Park, Renfrew, Scotland's largest fully enclosed industrial park.
Eurocentral - Advised on various lettings, sales and acquisitions on Scotland's premier distribution park. Brokered deals to a variety of well known organisations, including; NHS, Lidl, DPD, Hermes, Wm Morrison Supermarkets, ACS Clothing, Mentholatum, Nagel Group, SB Components, LumiraDX and DX.
Tritax Symmetry - 550,000 sq ft pre-let to Harper Collins in 2022 at Nova Park, Glasgow; Scotland's largest Industrial pre-let in over a decade.
Prologis - Provision of development and letting agency advice on 1m sq ft prime industrial scheme known as Prologis M8 in Lanarkshire. 504,000 sq ft and 175,000 sq ft pre-lets to the Co-operative and Brakes respectively.
The Co-operative - Successfully secured mandate to dispose of UK wide portfolio of surplus warehouses totalling 3m sq ft. Approx. 1 m sq ft transacted in Scotland.
Logicor - Letting of Scotland's largest ever speculatively built warehouse; 380,000 sq ft at J4M8 to Amazon. Neighbouring 240,000 sq ft building sold to Schuh.
Freescale Semiconductor Inc - Sale and partial leaseback of 800,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in East Kilbride, Glasgow. Subsequent sale of the 31 acre site in 2021 to Copart on behalf of Clowes Developments.
Asda - Sale of 250,000 sq ft distribition warehouse facility in Grangemouth.
St Modwen Properties plc - Provision of acquisition advice for purchase of 32 acre former Rolls Royce facility at Hillington, Glasgow. Retained to provide Agency advice on 750,000 sq ft estate, rebranded Pegasus Business Park subsequently sold whole site to MEPC.
2021 Scottish Property Awards - "Scottish Industrial Agency Team of the Year"
2021 - EG On-Demand Rankings - "Winners - Scotland Industrial Transactions"
2021 - Costar Awards - "Most active disposals, Scotland Industrial"
In addition to consistently leading our Scottish Industrial & Logistics team to various industry awards, Iain has also previously been listed in Property Week's "Hot" 100, recognising "the top 100 rising stars" in the UK Property Industry.
BSc Land Economics, MRICS
Memberships & Involvements
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Industrial Agents Society (Scottish Committee member)