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News - 01/10/2014

Senior appointment kick starts LSH expansion plans for Scotland

LSH has announced the appointment of Andrew Shiells as a Director in its Capital Markets team in Scotland. This senior appointment supports the company’s growth strategy and future expansion.

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Extensive experience

Andrew joins LSH from Knight Frank, where he has been one of the leading deal makers in the company’s Investment team.  He has worked with an extensive client base including M&G, SWIP, TIAA Henderson, CBRE Global Investors and UBS Global Real Estate on major transactions including the £37.4m sale of the Lochrin Square office development in Edinburgh, and the £21.5m purchase of a prime retail asset on Glasgow’s Argyle Street, one of Glasgow’s main shopping destinations.

Ambitious development plans

Andrew will be based in LSH’s Edinburgh office and conduct investment business throughout Scotland. Mike Thatcher, Regional Operations Director at Lambert Smith Hampton said:
“This is the first of a number of major investments we plan to make in Scotland as part of our ambitious development plans. We welcome Andrew and the experience and skills he brings to help drive forward our expansion at this time when we are seeing exciting new opportunities.”

Recent recruits

The Glasgow office is also expanding with the recent appointment of Surveyor Stewart Alleyne who has joined the Corporate and Public Sector Services team and Kirsteen Lamont, Graduate Surveyor who joins the Office Agency and Industrial and Logistics teams.

Boost to Scotland team

Neil McVicar, Head of LSH Scotland commented:
“The boost to our teams in Scotland is very welcome. The strength of our experience and local market knowledge as well as access to a national network will enable us to make the most of the upturn in the market.”


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