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Time of sustained growth

LSH Edinburgh bolsters agency with director hire

Lambert Smith Hampton’s Edinburgh office has appointed Geoff Scott as director of office agency, responsible for delivering growth across the east of Scotland.

Mr Scott joins Lambert Smith Hampton after 14 years at JLL, where he specialised in office agency and tenant representation.

Throughout his career he has advised on a number of high-profile acquisitions and disposals across the east of Scotland for clients including Scottish Government, ST Microelectronics, Santander, NCR, Schroders and Mapeley.

Ian Davidson, director and head of office for Lambert Smith Hampton in Edinburgh said: “Geoff joins at a time of sustained growth and brings valuable experience and insights which will bolster our existing agency offering across the East of Scotland and into the central belt.”

Speaking about the local market, Mr Scott said: “The Edinburgh market is acutely short of supply and larger occupiers will need to consider their strategy well in advance of their lease events. We expect further rental growth and pre-letting activity, with headline rents in excess of £34 due to the lack of supply, rising build costs and steady demand.

Mr Scott is RICS qualified and an APC Assessor.

Struan Whyte has been appointed a senior surveyor, also in the Edinburgh office. Working within the capital markets team, he will work across the whole of Scotland.

Prior to joining Lambert Smith Hampton he spent three and a half years with Montagu Evans in the office agency team, responsibly for the Edinburgh and central regions. 

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