Senior appointments reinforce GVA’s property team in Scotland

L to R: Iain Wallace and Graham McPhail, GVA. Photograph by Martin Shields.

GVA has expanded its property management team in Scotland in response to increasing market demand with two senior appointments and a number of senior promotions.

Graham McPhail and Iain Wallace join the leading UK commercial real estate advisory as Associates with Graham based at GVA’s Edinburgh office and Iain to take up his new role in Glasgow. Both are chartered surveyors and bring collective experience of more than 30 years across a diverse range of market sectors.

Iain has a strong track record in commercial management and valuation development as well as agency, marketing and business development. He joins GVA from JLL and prior to this, has held positions with Henry Boot Developments and DTZ.

With extensive experience in property development, asset management and corporate property strategy, Graham has managed a wide range of portfolios across all market sectors in the UK. He has previously worked with SWIP/Lloyds Banking Group, Stockland Halladale Plc, Unilever Plc and Orange Grove Asset Management.

GVA has also made senior promotions in its Business Space team with Alison Taylor now Senior Director, Peter Fraser becoming Director and Craig Semple taking up the role of Associate.

Diane Kerr, Director, Property Management, Scotland, at GVA, said: “These key appointments are testament to GVA’s commitment to growing our business in Scotland. Both Iain and Graham will strengthen our existing team and the addition of their skills and experience will help further boost our presence going forward as the market continues to pick up. We welcome them both on board.”

John Jones, Senior Director, Chairman of Property Management Consultancy, at GVA, said: “We are pleased to have made two excellent appointments in Scotland to strengthen the team. We have a number of major management instructions across the region and Iain and Graham bring the experience, local knowledge and the energy to work with our key clients including Moorfield, Parabola, Ardstone and Lonestar. Graham is already leading our work on the mixed use schemes at Quartermile and New Waverley in Edinburgh and Iain will focus on Atlantic Quay and Sky Park in Glasgow.”

Both Graham and Iain are members of the Royal Institution on Chartered Surveyors. Graham graduated from the University of Paisley with a BSc Land Economics while Iain has a Masters in Property and Construction Management from Napier University and a BA (Hon) in Marketing from Strathclyde University.