New leader elected
Mathieson takes chair at Scottish Property Federation
Mr Mathieson succeeds Andrew Sutherland, joint managing director of Miller Developments, at the SPF’s annual dinner.
David Melhuish, director of the SPF said: “Andrew Sutherland has had a great year as chairman and I’m very grateful to him for his support as the SPF continues its engagement across Holyrood and Whitehall, particularly around issues of planning, which have been high on the political agenda over the last twelve months.
“I’ve worked very closely with Miller for many years and he is certainly someone knows every inch of Scotland’s real estate sector, from the challenges to the opportunities.
“Scottish real estate remains attractive to overseas investors, but longer-term political and economic uncertainty has the potential to impact investor appetite. We must act to counter any such loss of confidence, through retaining positive and stable legal and tax systems that support the sector as an attractive asset class in global terms.
“The SPF continues to bang the drum for the need to attract greater investment into Scotland’s real estate sector and there will be no greater champion for this than Miller Mathieson.”
Mr Mathieson, a Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience of the Scottish property market, said: “The positive relationships that the SPF has, both at a national and local level, is something that the whole industry values and I want to continue that as we go forward on key issues such as business rates.”
Robin Blacklock, managing director of Dowbrae Property Consultancy will be named vice-chairman of the SPF.