Cushman & Wakefield had a lot to celebrate after picking up a major award at the 4th annual Scottish Property Awards held in the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.
The property agents won the title of Leisure and Retail Agency Team of the Year for a second year running in the awards which celebrate excellence in commercial property.
C&W was also a finalist in the Investment Agency Team of the Year and Office Agency Team of the Year categories.
Stuart Moncur, Head of National Retail and Occupier Services at Cushman & Wakefield said: “The team winning this award for a second consecutive year is testament to their dedication and commitment to ensuring we offer our clients market leading advice. I am absolutely thrilled that the hard work of the team in Scotland has been recognised once again.
“2016 has undoubtedly been one of our busiest and most successful with the team completing in excess of 150 deals in total. These include high profile lettings to major brands like Kiko Milano, Hotel Chocolat and Tea 2 in Buchanan Street in Glasgow and the new Chisholm Hunter flagship store in Princes Street in Edinburgh, as well numerous lettings across the 15 shopping centres we are involved with.
“We have also increased the number of retail parks we advise on to 17 and expanded the leisure side of our business significantly securing premises for Miller & Carter in Edinburgh and Aberdeen and handling lettings for restaurant operators such Nando’s and Burger King.”
Stuart Dorward, Head of Cushman & Wakefield in Scotland, said: “I could not be more thrilled by this award and our other two shortlistings which are testament to the incredible hard work of our teams and the confidence expressed in us by our amazing clients. Having the combined strengths of DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield following our merger with an enhanced international network has undoubtedly helped cement our reputation as a leading force in the Scottish property market”.
The 4th annual Scottish Property Awards brought together more than 700 of the leading lights in the industry including developers, funders, architects, councils, agents, professional advisers and contractors.
Heading the expert judging panel was Fiona Morton, the former managing partner and chairman of Ryden. She was joined by experts including Paul Curran, Managing Director of Quartermile Developments and Vice Chair of the SPF, Gail Hunter, Regional Director of RICS Scotland and Graham Ross, Deputy Chair of Architecture and Design Scotland.
The awards raise funds for the charity ‘It’s Good 2 Give’ currently building The Ripple Retreat – a luxury residential holiday home which will be gifted to families with children who have cancer. The 2800 sq. ft. property is located on the shores of Loch Venacher in the Trossachs National Park and is being constructed by John Dennis group and has been designed by award winning architect, Tony Kettle.