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Scotland Property Snapshot May 2020

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Scotland Snapshot Q1 2020

Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown Scotland enjoyed a relatively strong first quarter of the year in commercial property investment. Deal volumes were up 40 per cent to £420 million on the same period in 2019. 

Although preliminary data for April suggests that the market came to a complete standstill at the start of Q2, a number of assets are currently under offer. If the lockdown is starting to be eased during the summer months, then we should see a return to stronger activity in the second half of the year, as there remains a large amount of capital ready to be deployed.

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Scotland Property Snapshot May 2020

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Douglas McPhail

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As department head, Douglas has overall responsibility for approximately 500 properties under management with a total rent roll in excess of £230million.  Helpdesk for tenant/occupier use and a full property accounts team.  He has developed the business management procedures required for ISO9001 accreditation used by the CCRE IPM department across the UK.

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