Three’s a lucky number for Orinsen as it’s named Retail and Leisure Agency of the Year

Last week the Edinburgh-based property consultancy team at Orinsen celebrated as it was named Retail and Leisure Agency of the Year at the Scottish Property Awards 2023. The awards took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and recognised the best teams and individuals from across the Scottish property market.

Orinsen launched three years ago, at the beginning of 2020, and has gone from strength to strength since then. The team, rightly recognised as amongst the most experienced and best in Scotland, was recognised for its focus on and success in delivering a collaborative service to clients with strategic investment and asset advice.

Directors Andy Bain, Tom Forster and Anna Hansen set up the new agency with industry stalwart Eric Young to inject an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to the commercial property market in Scotland and beyond.

Orinsen has grown its team, assets and client roster in some of the toughest market conditions ever seen in the property market. In 2022 the business saw growth of over 30 per cent on the previous year.

Commenting on the win, Director Anna Hansen said: “We are all so proud of what our hardworking team has achieved so far, and being recognised with this award really endorses that. We couldn’t have chosen a more challenging time to launch – January 2020 – when little known to anyone a global pandemic was going to create seismic shifts across everyone’s lives and businesses. But we dug deep, did what we do best and.

“Despite the obvious challenges of the past two years we’ve worked hard and had fun while we do it. We seen our team grow and grown our business too with clients spanning the UK from Southampton to Inverness. We will continue to shape the retail landscape in Scotland as market leaders in our industry and pride ourselves on exceptional service and incredible results.

“Thank you to the Scottish Property Awards and all of the judges – it is a huge compliment to be recognised by a panel of sector experts, who we are proud to also call our peers.”

The Orinsen team focuses on a number of core areas in the retail and mixed-use commercial markets. With a proven track record in delivery, the leaner agency structure offers greater agility for delivery and has maintained a sharp focus on strategy and maximising assets in the long term.

All four partners previously worked at Eric Young & Co for a number of years. Eric Young founded the company in 1983 and both Andy Bain and Tom Forster worked with him for 28 and 13 years respectively. Anna Hansen joined in 2017, working closely with Bain and Forster in the retail and leisure sectors.