SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors, one of the largest independent firms of chartered surveyors in the UK, has opened a new Glasgow South residential office in Shawlands as its programme of investment in the expansion of its branch network throughout Scotland continues apace.
Headed up by Martin Waite, the new office, at 196 Kilmarnock Road, is Shepherd’s 31st in Scotland – and the first to present a ‘shop front’ inviting passers-by to drop in.
Commenting on the new office, Mr Waite said: “Since the introduction of the Home Report, residential surveyors have become increasingly client-facing and our new Shawlands office is our response to the changing influence of the market.
“In the new Home Report environment, local knowledge, speed of service and an extremely professional approach means that being close to our customers is of primary importance.
“Market conditions continue to be challenging but our investment in a presence in Shawlands can be seen as an indication of Shepherd’s commitment to servicing the residential market throughout the southside.”
Shepherd managing partner, Ian Cameron, expressed delight that, despite an adverse trading environment, Shepherd has continued its expansion in Scotland and, in particular, in the West of Scotland.
“These moves mean that Shepherd is well prepared for the thaw in both weather and economic freeze which exists at present,” he said.
Shepherd’s new Shawlands office will service all of the southside, including Clarkston, Newton Mearns and Whitecraigs.
The southside office is Shepherd’s second new office opening within the last year, having previously opened a branch in Forfar.
The firm has also relocated to new premises in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth.
Established over 125 years ago in Scotland, Shepherd delivers a valuation service throughout the UK, from a network of 31 offices throughout Scotland and over 75 locations in England, Wales and the Channel Islands.
It offers a multi disciplinary property service to include valuation, commercial agency, building surveying, rent reviews, development and investment consultancy, rating and property management.
For further information please contact Martin Waite tel 0141 649 8020
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Date 1st February 2011.
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