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Monday, October 16, 2023

New promotion for Scottish Managing Partner at Knight Frank

Andrew Oswald, the current Managing Partner of Knight Frank in Scotland, has been appointed to Proprietary Partner, after serving the company as Partner for thirteen years and as Managing Partner of the Scottish practice for the last seven years.

Andrew has a wealth of experience dealing with valuations of all types of property for banks, pension funds, property companies and private investors throughout Scotland, as well as carrying out large city centre office rent reviews, rating and valuations for clients such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank and HBOS. He has become more involved in Expert Witness work at Court and Land Tribunals, providing valuations and advice on land and property.

He said: "I am delighted to be promoted to Proprietary Partner. I believe I have helped to develop the Firm in Scotland in the 13 years at Knight Frank, particularly over the past three years during which our Scotland operation's turnover has more than quadrupled. I will continue to work alongside the other partners to ensure that we provide a quality service in the commercial property market."

Andrew is a member of the RICS Panel of Arbiters and Independent Experts for dispute resolution, and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration. Andrew's promotion to Proprietary Partner will take effect from the 1 May 2007.

In addition, Knight Frank has promoted John Rae, who works in the Scottish investment arm, to Partner - making him the youngest partner in Knight Frank's entire UK outfit at the age of 27.

John has been instrumental in bringing together some impressive commercial property deals for a number of public and private clients in the two years that he has been at Knight Frank. This year, John acquired The Sentinel Building in Glasgow's central business district on behalf of Oppenheim Property Fund Management for 38.5 million - one of the largest commercial property deals in Scotland.

Gareth MacDonald, a surveyor in Knight Frank's Property Asset Management department in Glasgow, has also been promoted to Associate.

Gareth has been at Knight Frank for five years during which he has carried out some outstanding work managing commercial investments in Scotland, as well as Portfolio Management for Blue Chip companies. He has managed a range of property types including multi-let offices, retail parks, industrial estates and shopping centres.

Current properties under his management include Saltire Court and Erskine House in Edinburgh and George House in Glasgow.

Both John and Gareth's promotions will take effect form 1 November 2006.

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