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Meet the Team
Consultancy & Research
Our Consultancy & Research team work closely with all other departments in Rettie & Co and as an independent consultant across a broad range of projects. These vary from single unit sales to strategic masterplans. Whilst specialising in residential development optimisation, the team is also involved in a number of mixed use and cross sector schemes.
Matthew graduated from Oxford University and began his career with Morgan Stanley, working in international finance in London. He then established his own consultancy business focused on the structuring and planning of high quality residential and leisure projects before joining Rettie & Co. in 1998 where he has overseen the expansion in land and development, New Homes and rural projects. More recently, he has been working closely with the Scottish Government and regeneration agencies south of the border to look at new ways of stimulating house building and delivering mixed tenure affordable housing in the low grant environment to come. Matthew developed much of the thinking behind the Scottish Futures Trust’s current initiative and he has been developing parallel private sector led initiatives.
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Nick Watson MRICS(Associate Director)
An Associate Director of the firm, Nick runs the Consultancy and Research team and is responsible for New Homes business development. Nick originally joined the Lettings department of Rettie & Co. in 1998 before transferring to the Land and New Homes Department in 2000. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2003 following a correspondence course through the College of Estate Management.
Dr. John Boyle(Head of Research)
John joins Rettie & Co from DTZ, where he was employed as a Senior Economist and Associate Director. He led DTZ's work with the Scottish Government and its residential research in Scotland and the north of England. He is also the socioeconomic adviser on a number of major developments across Scotland for a range of public and private sector clients. John leads the Rettie & Co research team, providing a cutting edge research and consultancy function that informs clients on sales, lettings, investment and development opportunities and their viability, as well as providing analysis of where property markets are at and likely to be going.
Nigel holds an MA in Economics and joins Rettie & Co from DTZ. In his position as Researcher, Nigel is responsible for the management and analysis of market information utilising Rettie & Co.’s bespoke property tracking system, which contains details of over 900 developments. In addition, he also works on consultancy and research projects for Rettie & Co’s broad range of clients.
Grant holds an MSc in Real Estate from the University of Glasgow where he graduated with Distinction. Grant also holds a joint honours degree in Finance and Economics and joined Rettie & Co in December 2012 from CALA Homes, where he worked as a Market Researcher.
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