Development Services

Our Development Services team works at the heart of many of the biggest mixed-use and residential development projects in Scotland. The team advises on every aspect of the development cycle, from appraisals and financing through to site acquisitions and disposals.

The team has access to the largest in-house research team of any property firm operating in Scotland. This provides a unique understanding of the market and offers a significant advantage to clients.

Homes for Scotland Awards 2018

Homes for Scotland Awards 2018

Best Supporting Organisation of the Year 2018

Awarded by Homes for Scotland, an organisation that recognises and rewards the best in class in housebuilding across Scotland.

The award recognises: the added value the organisation brings to the sector; the competitive edge offered over those undertaking similar activities; how the organisation has measured its success; and evidence in the way of testimonials, external validation, accreditation, and comparative statistics.

Rettie & Co. were one of only 5 organisations shortlisted for the award. Our submission focused on the breadth of our expertise in the residential property market, our dedicated BTR/MMR team, diverse client base and successful collaboration of the teams within Development Services.

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2017

The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2017

Commendation for Affordable Housing Development of the Year at the Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2017.

Mid Market rent project in Harbour Point, Edinburgh, led by Nick Watson, on behalf of Forth Ports.

The success of this project led to us being retained to develop a further 138 units, commenced in February 2017, on behalf of the client, Forth Ports

MARKET INTELLIGENCE

With the largest in-house residential research team in Scotland, we have the experience and expertise to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date appraisal of local and regional property markets.

Using this information, we can help you make informed property investment decisions and maximise your returns.

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MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Testimonials

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 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
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
PfP Capital are delighted to be working with Rettie & Co. The firm’s extensive development experience, exceptional research base and track record in organising the funding and delivery of mid-market rent homes in Scotland over the last 5 years makes them a natural fit as advisor to PfP Capital’s mid-rent fund.” Chris Jones, Managing director, PfP capital

Student accommodation

The student accommodation sector is a key growth area for developments in Scotland’s cities. Our experience in this sector places us in a strong position to advise developers and to work in partnership with them to launch new student properties onto the market. We can also manage student accommodation to maximise investment returns. Our current portfolio of student accommodation includes HMO properties and non-HMO properties.

Student accommodation