Media Release: Former Scottish international kicks rugby into touch to tackle property

Gavin Kerr AMS

RETIRED international rugby player, Gavin Kerr, has left the scrum behind to take up a new position at one of Scotland’s leading independent property consultants, CKD Galbraith.

The 36 year-old former pro is enjoying his new role as building surveyor in the firm’s Edinburgh office.

Gavin was capped 50 times for Scotland before retiring from a neck injury in 2010. During the latter stages of his career, he studied a four-year degree through the College of Estate Management.

In his new role, Gavin provides the full range of professional Building Surveying advice, including refurbishment projects across residential and rural properties.

He recently passed his APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) – at the first attempt – and is now a qualified Chartered Surveyor and a member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

Gavin previously worked with Savills in Edinburgh having moved from Jones Lang LaSalle in Manchester back to his home in Melrose in the Borders.

Said Martin Cassels, partner of CKD Galbraith’s Building Surveying division: “With his background in commercial buildings of all types, both at Jones Lang LaSalle and Savills, and being from the Borders, Gavin is ideally placed to build on the knowledge and experience and will fit in well to our team. His rugby background also shows that he is a great team player and a valuable asset to our company.”

Explained Gavin Kerr: “I bought and sold houses while playing rugby and have always had an interest in that side of things. I even bought my current house in Melrose through CKD Galbraith. Throughout my career I’ve been lucky enough to follow both of my passions – rugby and commercial property.

“I love surveying as it’s not an office bound job. I get to meet people and be out and about on site. As well as the building surveying and refurbishment projects I’m involved with I’ll be looking to expand upon my interest in the rural sector – especially as I was brought up in the countryside.

“As a team player I’m thrilled to be working for a company with such a strong network of people to support me as I gain more experience.”


Notes to editor:

Gavin stared at CKD Galbraith at the end of April and passed his APC in May 2013. Before starting rugby at the age of 22, Gavin Kerr was a mechanical engineer. As a professional rugby player, he played for Leeds, Border Reivers, Edinburgh and Sale Sharks. He was brought up in Berwick upon Tweed.

Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of CKD Galbraith. For further information please contact: Jenny Kumar on 07989 5571989 or email

CKD Galbraith –

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of clients. It employs over 200 people in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso and Peebles.

The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. The company enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial arm delivers partner-led commercial property intelligence across a range of services, including property and asset management, professional services, investment consultancy, sales, lettings and acquisitions, project co-ordination, facilities management and building surveying.

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