A raft of promotions, including four appointments to partnership, have been announced by DM Hall, one of Scotland’s largest firms of Chartered Surveyors which this year celebrates its 125th year in business.
Katie Craig, Greig Baxter, David Cree, and Paul Reilly, have all joined the now 25 strong Scotland-wide partnership as of 1 January 2022.
In addition, Gavin Anderson, a member of the firm’s West commercial team, and Andrew Shaw, part of the East commercial team, are promoted to Director, while Calum Riach in Inverness and Charlie Barnett, based in Edinburgh, have been made Associates with the firm.
Katie Craig is part of the firm’s Commercial Valuation Department and based in Edinburgh. She has over 15 years’ experience in commercial valuation having qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1994 when she first joined the firm. In joining the partnership, she is also maintaining a family connection with her late father, John Young, a former Senior Partner of the firm for many years.
She undertakes a wide range of commercial and trading related business valuations in a range of specialist sectors including licensed leisure and healthcare across the Scottish Borders and Berwickshire, the Lothians and East Central Scotland.
Greig Baxter leads DM Hall’s Inverurie office and has been a Director since 2015. He joined DM Hall in 2002 as a trainee and qualified in 2005 as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
He has extensive knowledge and experience of the residential property market throughout Aberdeenshire and undertakes inspections and valuations of residential property for a wide range of clients.
David Cree runs the firm’s Paisley office and has been with the DM Hall since 2002, initially in Ayrshire and later moving to Glasgow and now Renfrewshire. He has extensive experience in the residential property market across this wide expanse of the West of Scotland.
Paul Reilly joined DM Hall in 1998 as a graduate in Inverness and qualified as a member of the RICS in 2000. In 2006 he moved to the central belt working in South Lanarkshire before moving to the firm’s Glasgow North office in 2009. He has considerable experience of the residential property market, acting for many and varied clients and is also heavily to the fore in driving business development initiatives within the Glasgow market.
John McHugh, DM Hall’s Managing Partner commented: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Katie, Greig, David and Paul to the partnership. All four are outstanding professionals who, we believe, will continue to help enhance our firm’s unrivalled reputation for high and consistent standards of professional service to our extensive client base, both now and for many years into the future. In addition to their own high standards of professionalism, they bring with them a dynamism and enthusiasm which can only contribute positively to maintaining the ethos of the business.
“In the same vein I would also like to congratulate Gavin, Andrew, Calum and Charlie on their very well-deserved promotions and I know they equally have a strong contribution to make as they also continue to grow and develop their own careers.
“Ours is an entirely meritocratic firm which has always been prepared to recognise talent, energy and hard work by offering strong promotion prospects across the business.
“There is always an opportunity for everyone who works for DM Hall to make their mark and to enjoy the material and professional rewards which promotion within the firm brings. Whilst we always welcome new talent joining the business we also take great delight in all of these promotions which have been earned internally, in some cases over many years of hard work, effort and commitment.”