Knight Frank, the independent commercial property consultancy, has appointed Scott Hogan to lead its industrial and logistics practice in Scotland.
Currently based in Aberdeen, Scott will re-locate to the central belt to take up the newly created, nationwide role as the sector experiences a boom in activity driven by the shift towards online retail. He will work closely with Knight Frank’s teams across Scotland in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Scott joined Knight Frank six years ago and has headed up its industrial and logistics offering in Aberdeen for the past three years, in which time the firm has regularly placed in the top three agencies in the sector.
Among his recent deals is the 43,500 sq. ft. letting to FedEx at the extensively refurbished Aberdeen One logistics park, owned by Titan Investors.
Alasdair Steele, head of Scotland commercial at Knight Frank, said: “Scott’s appointment is a reflection of the great work he has done in Aberdeen and the opportunity that currently exists in the industrial and logistics market across Scotland. We have a lot of individual expertise in the sector in our Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen offices, but Scott’s new role formalises our offering throughout them all and adds another service to our capital markets, office agency, building consultancy, valuations and property management specialisms.”
Scott added: “The pandemic has expedited the growth of online retail and, as a result, we have seen activity and interest in the industrial and logistics market pick up significantly. I am very much looking forward to working with my colleagues across Scotland to help grow our offering to the market and support occupiers and landlords alike in these rapidly changing times.”