Pair join property firm's board
New directors to drive Bellair growth
Crawford Geddes and Colin Campbell
Property investment and development company Bellair (Scotland) has appointed Crawford Geddes and Colin Campbell as directors with responsibility for driving business growth.
Bellair was founded by managing director Alistair Campbell, whose son Colin, 31, joins Bellair from Jones Lang LaSalle where he was an associate director in the capital markets team.
He had responsibility for financial modelling and analysis of potential investment acquisitions for private clients, developers, blue chip organisations and foreign investors.
During his time with the Jones Lang LaSalle Colin was involved in over £750m of property transactions including the sale of the Omni Centre to TH Real Estate and Port Hamilton, Scottish Widows headquarters, which represents the largest office sale in Edinburgh at £105.5m.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, Crawford Geddes, 50, has held a number of senior positions in the property industry.
He was partner in charge of the Edinburgh office of Fuller Peiser, which was acquired by BNP Paribas, a leader in global banking and financial services.
He left there in 2002 to become one of the founding directors of Keiller Edinburgh with responsibility for identifying and realising new commercial development and investment opportunities.
Having sold down the Keiller portfolio he has latterly focused on retail schemes with national occupiers, joining Bellair earlier this year.
Alistair Campbell said: “These new appointments come at a pivotal time as we are looking to grow the business. Both Colin and Crawford bring a wealth of experience and this move represents an exciting new era of succession and expansion for Bellair.”
Colin Campbell added: “Our main aim with the ‘new’ Bellair is to take the company to the next level, building the business through targeted investment with a focus on development and asset management opportunities with a turnaround period of 18 to 24 months.
“We have an ambitious yet achievable business plan to take us there and are already delivering multi-scale projects, both independently and through joint ventures with a variety of stakeholders.”
Mr Geddes said: “This is an exciting time to join Bellair and it’s a move, which to some extent formalises a long-standing working relationship with Alistair Campbell. Our combined expertise and network will help to leverage the business further.”
In July Bellair unveiled a proposed £150m redevelopment of Falkirk town centre.