Build to Rent

Our Build to Rent team is at the heart of the Scottish residential letting market, with £650m in assets under management. We provide a comprehensive range of BTR services and have the research expertise, experience and contacts to make Build to Rent work north of the border.

Testimonials

The team at Rettie supported us throughout our Promotion of Edinburgh's Garden District. Their recent analysis of Phase 1 Redheughs Village played an important part in us securing a positive planning result. Jestyn Davies, Managing Director
Rettie and Co's deep multi-layered understanding of Scotland's housing market has been vital in supporting this deal. The firm's market leading position, strategic thinking and its understanding of the legislative and political context was vital in supporting such a major milestone for Moda Living and for Edinburgh's property market. Tony Brooks, Managing Director, Moda Living Ltd
Since partnering with Rettie & Co. in mid-2016, Pinnacle Places has been nothing less than impressed with the way they have conducted the day-to-day management of the Greenlaw Park site in Newton Mearns. Led by Portfolio Manager Katrina Westhead, under the supervision of Letting Manager Grace Reilly, Rettie has been both attentive and conscientious to tenants' needs and to Pinnacle Group's business needs as a whole. We very much look forward to a continued and productive working relationship in the future. Nick Marston, Property Manager, Pinnacle Places
We are very pleased to secure Rettie and Co. to achieve the successful marketing of such a prime development site. Their expertise in this sector is well-recognised and we are confident of a positive outcome for the site that will see bring forward future development. Pauline Mills, Land and Planning Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland
We are delighted with the outcome of this initiative. Rettie & Co brought us the investment proposal, backed by detailed analysis and research. Their team has delivered on the project on time and on budget. The exceptional demand for the homes that have been built underpins the viability of this type of collaborative development, which is delivering precisely the long-term yields our institutional investors are looking to achieve, as well as developing the available site at Western Harbour to the benefit of the local community. Stuart Paterson, Chief Financial Officer at Forth Ports

Our expertise

Featured Case Study: Springside

"Rettie and Co.'s deep multi-layered understanding of Scotland's housing market was vital in supporting this deal. The firm's market leading position, strategic thinking and its understanding of the legislative and political context was vital in supporting such a major milestone for Moda Living and for Edinburgh's property market." - Tony Brooks

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Featured Case Study: Springside

Harbour Point

Harbour Point

Western Harbour, Edinburgh

Our brief was to work with the client, Forth Ports, to help deliver a long-term rental-backed asset.

Our services included; project development on behalf of the landowner, sourcing 2 separate funding streams for the construction and operational phases, 3,400 applicants for 96 properties, lease up, on-going management, and 10 year interest only funding.

The success of this project led to us being retained to develop a further 138 units, commenced in February 2017.

Holland Park

Pitt Street, Glasgow

We worked with Moda Living Apache C.P. to deliver a a mix of Studios and 1-3 bedroom homes.

We conducted a review of Glasgow residential sales, lettings, student housing and serviced apartments markets, and analysed development options through site appraisals to inform on potential risk-reducing strategies.

Holland Park

Sailmaker Apartments

Sailmaker Apartments

Leith, Edinburgh

We worked on behalf of Teague Homes. Rettie & Co lined up a £15.2m 10-year Interest Only debt package through the National Housing Trust to underwrite the construction of 145 flatted units.

The sale of the completed Investment Asset was pre-agreed in advance of construction commencing, and the project is now complete and fully let.

Shrubhill

Edinburgh City Centre

We worked on behalf of Places for People for a site acquisition.

The project is on-site with construction well underway. Rettie & Co. maintain an on-going role assisting the developer with the arrangement and roll out of a rental re-financing package for 150 properties.

Shrubhill

Western Harbour Gateway

Western Harbour Gateway

Western Harbour, Edinburgh

Rettie & Co. arranged funding package through NHT on behalf of Forth Ports.

138 new BTR units with development started February 2017.

Rettie & Co arranged a development partnership and the funding required through the NHT to allow the development of a further 138 units on Fort Ports' land. The adjacent sties complete the front of the Western Harbour masterplan, we are currently sourcing funding for the remaining 100 units.

Read more at www.harbour-gateway.co.uk

Croftfoot St. Julie's

Southside, Glasgow

For the Wheatley Group, we carried out analysis and creation of financial modelling.

This award winning development is complete and fully let. Rettie & Co. have been retained to analyse and create financial modelling for 28 homes and 4 flats for mid market rent and shared equity sale during the project appraisal stage.

Croftfoot St. Julie's

Brunstane Apartments

Brunstane Apartments

West Edinburgh

On behalf of Dunedin Canmore we created a new model to release the potential of a moth-balled site.

Our brief was to work with the client to help deliver a long-term rental-backed asset. We used a rental guarantee to unlock finance, through Rettie & Co. collaboration between local council, government and developers.

Rettie & Co. oversaw the delivery of the units over 2016 and are currently managing this MMR property on behalf of Forth Ports. Harbour Point is fully occupied with a current void rate of <0.5%.

Western Harbour Masterplan

North Edinburgh

Forth Ports tasked Rettie & Co. with delivering a long term asset backed income stream.

The site had extraordinary infrastructure work requirements inc. New School, Reclaimed Land, Quay Wall.

Rettie & Co. act on behalf of the landowner to ensure that the full masterplan can be realised despite onerous infrastructure costs. Coordinating stakeholders including the local education boards and planners. Multinational engagement with long term finance providers, UK Government Bonds and Scottish Government to find solution – only input from client to be land. First units delivered 2016.

Western Harbour Masterplan

Agnes Hunter's Trust Residential Portfolio

Agnes Hunter's Trust Residential Portfolio

Pitt Street, Glasgow

We were commissioned to manage a substantial BTR residential portfolio on behalf of the A H Hunter's Charitable Trust.

Our services included the provision of disposal advisory services to assist in the reallocation of the Trust's assets; managing and facilitating a successful investment asset disposal, as well as covering a high profile, sensitive portfolio, requiring careful reputational risk management.