Savills opens new office in Inverness

Global real estate services provider Savills yesterday opened a new office in Inverness.

Savills opens new office in Inverness

(L-R): Nick Penny, Fay Gonzales and Hugo Struthers

The new office, headed up by director Faye Gonzalez, comprises experts in estate management, rural agency, architecture, building surveying, CPO, Valuations, rural tourism and diversification.

Nick Penny, head of Scotland at Savills, said: “At a time when property markets are experiencing some Brexit headwinds, Scotland is bucking the trend across all sectors including residential, commercial and rural. It is being seen as a comparatively safe location in which to invest and do business by investors from all over the UK and further afield.

“Our newest Savills office in Inverness is strategically placed in one of the UK’s fastest growing cities, where there are good opportunities across all sectors. I know the Inverness team will go from strength to strength and I wish them every success.”

Hugo Struthers, head of the firm’s Scottish rural division, added: “The rural sector is becoming increasingly diversified. It now not only encompasses agriculture and forestry but development and infrastructure projects and a range of business interests from tourism to renewables.

“As such it is a vital element of the economy in Inverness and beyond and our team look forward to maximising opportunities for their local clients.”

The new office is based at Elm House, Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness IV2 5GH.

Mr Gonzalez, head of the new office, said: “We have a long history in the wider north-east, having been based in Fochabers for more than 63 years. While our base is now Inverness, the team will continue to be out and about, visiting our existing clients in the local countryside, and we look forward to building new relationships too.

“Savills benefits from being part of a multi-discipline property business, enabling collaboration with rural, residential, commercial, planning and development specialists. As the Scottish rural economy becomes increasingly diversified, this can only be for the benefit of our local clients.”

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