Property for saleProperty agent Rettie & Co is looking to take on staff following a record year fuelled by a number of contract wins.

The firm is advising on deals worth more than £500 million, including £70m secured in the last 12 months.

In Edinburgh it is working on the St James Shopping Centre, the New Waverley development and the former Donaldson’s College. It is also involved in a 650,000 sq ft mixed use development on the site of the former Queen Mother’s Hospital in Yorkhill, Glasgow.

It is likely to add to its 130 staff across nine offices.

Matthew Benson, director and head of development services, said the firm has been at the “heart of many of the biggest property development deals taking place in 2016”.

He added: “We are regularly involved with many of Scotland’s big-ticket developments from their inception.”

The new homes unit has seen sales top £82m in the last 12 months with 24 active new home developments.

A research and consultancy team, headed by Dr John Boyle, has been involved in four of the largest proposed build-to-rent schemes in Scotland over the last year and is the retained residential adviser to TH Real Estate on the Edinburgh St James mixed use development.

The department’s structured finance team recently announced the completion and handover of 96 rental properties at Harbour Point, Leith, on behalf of Forth Ports.

Harbour Point is the first building delivered via alternative funding structures in partnership with the National Housing Trust on the Western Harbour regeneration masterplan.

The contract took takes the total build-to-rent properties completed by Rettie on behalf of clients to 472 with a further 292 under construction.