Rettie & Co have been proactive in difficult market conditions to dispose of both development sites and stock portfolios on behalf of Barratt Homes in Scotland.
Our Residential Sales Team aims to offer the highest standards to private clients and offers advice to prospective sellers through comprehensive marketing reports. With an extensive and varied portfolio and an experienced and professional team with expertise in all areas of residential property sales, you can rest assured that, whether buying or selling, you will be in the most capable hands in the property market today.
Simon Rettie FRICS(Managing Director)
Simon began his property career in 1985 when he joined Strutt & Parker and qualified as a chartered surveyor. In 1989 he formed Edinburgh & Glasgow Investment Company Ltd where he was Managing Director until 2003. During this period Simon was also a Director of Residential Estate Agents Limited (REAL). Simon is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also a Trustee of the Scottish Civic Trust.
James is a Director of Rettie & Co with responsibility for private and off market residential sales within Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Prior to joining Rettie & Co in 2001, James worked as an accountant in Edinburgh for two years before establishing his own property search company in London for three years. James graduated from Newcastle University in 1995.
Max Mills(Associate Director)
Max’s role in the Residential Sales team is the brokerage, valuation and marketing of residential property in Edinburgh. He began his career working for Edinburgh Commercial Property and joined Rettie & Co in 2005. Following six months with the Lettings Department he moved over to the Residential Sales team and in 2009 he was promoted to Associate Director.
Lynda Forteath(Marketing Associate)
Since joining Rettie & Co in 2002, Lynda’s role in the Residential Sales team has evolved to encompass all aspects of property marketing and sales, including public relations. Lynda obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying Practice in 2006 and is working towards becoming a Chartered Surveyor.
Julia Young(Marketing Associate)
Julia joined Rettie & Co.’s Residential Sales team in 2010 and brings with her five years' experience of working for Knight Frank In their Edinburgh and London offices. Julia graduated in 2003 from the University of Glasgow with an MA (Hons) in Psychology.
Sarah-Jane Stewart(Marketing Assistant)
Sarah-Jane joined Rettie & Co.'s Residential Sales team in June 2010. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Sarah obtained a (BSc Hons) degree in Estate Management at Northumbria University where she was a sports scholar. Prior to joining Rettie & Co, Sarah-Jane gained her knowledge and experience working at Ryden LLP in Professional Services and then moved to Newcastle Upon Tyne to work in student lettings before returning to Edinburgh.
Michelle Turnbull(Personal Assistant to Simon Rettie and Chris Hall)
Michelle joined Rettie & Co in 2008 as Personal Assistant to Simon Rettie and Chris Hall. Michelle brings with her a wealth of experience, having spent 26 years working as a PA for many of the main surveying firms in Edinburgh including DTZ, Strutt & Parker and Cushman & Wakefield.
Gavin Smith(Property Broker)
Gavin started in the New Homes Department of Rettie & Co. in 2009. Having previously worked with another property firm in property sales since 2006, he brings an extensive knowledge of the property market both in and out with Edinburgh. He is currently a key member of the property broker team and has achieved an outstanding sales record to date.
Jo Heaney(Assistant to Directors and Applicant Manager)
Jo joined Rettie & Co’s Edinburgh residential sales team in March 2011 as Assistant to Directors and Applicant Manager. Jo started her career with Strutt & Parker, then set up her own events company managing large scale corporate and private events for four years, before returning to property with Rettie & Co. Jo has strong family roots in property, coupled with an extensive contacts base and an intimate knowledge of the city. Jo studied a BEd Hons in Physical Education at Edinburgh University.
Caroline MacKinnon(Marketing Assistant)
Caroline joined Rettie & Co’s Residential Sales team in early 2013. Originally from Edinburgh, Caroline gained a Product Design Degree (BDes) at University in Edinburgh before moving to London to set up her own Distribution Business selling Food & Beverage to high end establishments in London and Edinburgh. Caroline’s sales and marketing experience along with her knowledge of Edinburgh make her a strong new asset to the expanding Residential Sales team.
Chris Hall MRICS(Director)
Chris joined Rettie & Co. in 2005 to head up its new Rural and Professional Services Department. He is actively involved in the agency; sales, purchases and valuation of rural property throughout Scotland. Chris is a graduate of agriculture from Newcastle University. Before joining Rettie & Co. he worked at Langley-Taylor in 1987, and qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1991, before being appointed a partner in 1995.
Alastair Houlden MRICS(Associate Director)
Alastair joined the Residential Sales department at Rettie & Co. in March 2001, following four years of estate management on the Beaulieu Estate in Hampshire. In 1998 he qualified as a chartered surveyor after graduating from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester with a degree in Rural Estate Management and prior to this he studied building construction and civil engineering for three years.
Ian Lyburn(Trainee Surveyor)
Ian joined Rettie & Co in January 2012 as a Graduate. Ian has an extensive background in agriculture and has recently completed his degree in Edinburgh. Ian is working towards his Chartered Surveying qualification. Ian's role is to help expand the businesses Farm Land and Estate Sales.
Maitland Walker(Managing Partner)
Maitland has over 25 years of experience within the residential property market and is one of the leading figures in valuations and sales throughout Glasgow. Maitland joined Rettie & Co as Managing Partner forming the new Rettie West End LLP in Byres Road, Glasgow. Formally the director of A & S Ireland Solicitors and Estate Agents from 2002 to 2009, handling a very strong share of the West End property market making A & S Ireland one of the leading firms in the GSPC. Maitland’s property career began in 1986 when he joined Slater Hogg & Howison in Glasgow and progressed to Senior Valuer before moving onto join the Glasgow Solicitors Property Company (GSPC).
Emily Di Ciacca(Sales Manager)
As Sales Manager of the Byres Road office, Emily deals with residential sales and overseas all accounting matters. Emily's property career began with Slater Hogg & Howison in 2004 then onto A & S Ireland in 2006 where she worked till 2009. Her extensive knowledge and experience comes from living and working within the West End of Glasgow throughout her career. She delivers clear and concise advice to our clients with her consistent positive attitude. Prior to working Emily received a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Jackie Oliver(Sales Assistant)
Jackie joined Rettie & Co’s West End team in 2010 as Sales Assistant on a part time basis in the Byres Road office. Jackie has worked within the West End of Glasgow throughout her property career and brings with her a great deal of knowledge and experience having spent 12 years working within Estate Agency firms such as Clyde Property, Slater Hogg & Howison and most recently A & S Ireland Solicitors & Estate Agents (GSPC). She is a great asset to the West End team with her bubbly personality.
Vicki Gleave(Sales Assistant)
Vicki is the newest member of the West End team, joining in May 2011 working on a part-time basis as Sales Assistant in the Byres Road office. Vicki brings with her a wealth and knowledge of the property market having worked in the industry for a number of years. Vicki graduated in Business and Secretarial Studies and has quickly become an asset to the West End team.
Jonathan Riley(Managing Partner)
Jonathan has twenty years experience in business and sold in excess of £28,000,000 worth of property last year. Jonathan joined Rettie & Co as Managing Partner forming the new Rettie Bearsden LLP in Milngavie Road, Glasgow. Formerly a Senior Valuer for Slater Hogg & Howison specialising in the residential and rural markets and helped in excess of 130 clients find their dream home last year.
Vicky Judd(Sales Negotiator)
Vicky joined our newest office, Rettie Bearsden LLP in March 2012. Vicky has over 20 years of Estate Agency experience and her knowledge of the residential property market, particularly in the west, has ensured that the new office has got off to a very successful start.
Oliver Paul(Sales and Lettings Manager)
Oliver started his sales and property career in 1995 as a Sales Manager selling holiday homes throughout Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs National Park, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.
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Maria Ponte(Sales Negotiator)
Maria recently joined Rettie & Co.'s Glasgow residential sales and lettings team. Maria has wide ranging experience in the property sector and has previous experience in Rettie & Co.'s New Homes team. For the last 6 years she has been based in Glasgow working in the new build sector and interior design business.
Rob Taylor(Managing Partner)
Having moved to Newcastle upon Tyne from Kelso in 1991 and starting a career in Estate Agency in 1995, the first 14 years of Rob’s career were spent working throughout the North East of England. Educated in the Cumbrian Dales, Rob joined the sales team of Rettie & Co in February 2009 as Associate Director of the Melrose office before, in September 2012, opening in Berwick upon Tweed selling properties either side of the border in Northumberland and Berwickshire, where he is the Managing Partner.
Amy Brown(Sales Negotiator)
Amy has recently joined our new office in Berwick-upon-Tweed working within our residential sales department. Prior to joining Rettie & Co Amy began her property career at Sanderson Young before relocating to the Borders and working at Edwin Thompson where she was responsible for the management of their residential sales department.
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Jennifer Smith(Sales Negotiator)
Jennifer joined our Berwick office in 2012 to assist with the day-to-day running of the office. Having worked in Estate Agency since 2004 Jennifer brings a wealth of experience to the team and having been born in Berwick and lived in the area all her life, is able to offer knowledge of the region and housing market in general.
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Tony Perriam MRICS(Managing Partner)
A qualified chartered surveyor, Tony was a founding shareholder and Head of Residential Sales at Rettie & Co from 1996 before becoming Managing Partner on the formation of Rettie Borders LLP in Melrose in 2013. After graduating from St Andrews University, Tony completed an Army short service commission with the Black Watch before gaining an MBA at the University of Edinburgh. His early working career also included time at industrial auctioneers Ryden Henry Butcher, prior to running the hotels division of Christie & Co.'s Edinburgh office in the mid 1990's.
Giles Charlton(Sales Negotiator)
Giles joined Rettie & Co in July 2012. Prior to embarking on a career in property he worked in the recruitment industry in Cape Town and London. Giles moved into the property sector in 2003, joining a Rural Estate Agency in Wiltshire before relocating and working for a property firm in Edinburgh in 2007. Giles has now settled in the Borders and joined the residential sales team in the Melrose office.
Samantha Easson(Sales Assistant)
Having grown up and educated in Edinburgh Sam worked for her family building company then moved on to work for a leading insurance company in the city. In 2003 she moved to the Scottish Borders to bring up her three young children. She recently joined the Melrose office as a sales assistant and with her excellent local knowledge and business contacts she is proving to be a valuable member of the team.
Anne Mitchell(Sales Negotiator)
Born and educated in the Scottish Borders, Anne has recently joined the Melrose Office having enjoyed a career spanning over 26 years in residential property as Property Manager with local solicitor/agents, working with Buccleuch John Sale, and D M Hall, Surveyors. Anne has a wealth of local knowledge and contacts and her professionalism, enthusiasm and ethical approach to Estate Agency are well known.
Anne Sutherland(Sales Negotiator)
Emma Livingstone(Sales Negotiator)