Craig joined us in April 2016 from the Asset Management team of West Dunbartonshire Council and previously worked in the Scottish property market for established firms including James Barr (now part of GVA Bilfinger), Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank; specialising in Brokerage, Valuation and Professional Services.
Throughout his career to date, Craig has dealt with a number of Rating appeals on behalf of occupier clients and has also advised clients on a wide range of consultancy matters in the past including rent reviews and lease restructuring on behalf of both landlord and tenant clients. Craig has undertaken valuations on behalf of banking and developer clients including organisations such as RBS, Redevco and Deutsche Bank.
Below are some of Craig's recent cases;
- Past Due Credit Solution (Offices), Blair Court, Clydebank - Revaluation 2017; negotiated a reduction in RV from £71,000 to £52,000 resulting in rates savings for the client in excess of £47,000 over five years
- Forrest Media (Site), Bridge Street, Cambuslang - Following extensive negotiation with the Assessor, achieved an amendment in the Valuation Roll to show the property as a ‘Premises’ entry. This showed an annual rates saving for the client of over £8,000 in 2016/17 and in excess of £10,500 per year for a minimum period of five years from 1 April 2018
- T&M Convenience Store (Shop), Paisley Road West, Glasgow - secured a reduction in RV to £15,000 resulting in the client obtaining 100% rates relief under SBBS, saving over £25,000 for the duration of the Revaluation cycle