CBRE’s Tony Rosenthal takes the helm at IRRV Scotland
Tony Rosenthal, a senior director in CBRE Scotland’s rating team, has been appointed as the new Scottish president of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV).
The IRRV is a professional institution operating in the field of revenues, benefits and valuation. A key aim of the Institute is to support its members’ professional and personal development and the sharing of best practice. It also seeks to influence the course of legislative and professional matters through dialogue with government bodies and other professional organisations, and through commissioning and conducting original research.
Mr Rosenthal was officially appointed at the association’s AGM. Taking over from outgoing president Paula Doherty, his appointment follows a three-year stint as vice president.
The new two-year role as president will include chairing the association’s executive committee and leading the IRRV community in Scotland, committing to the highest standards of professional activity, whilst helping the government to create effective and fair local tax systems.
Mr Rosenthal has over 15 years’ experience in Scottish business rates, largely centred on specialist markets, including airports, retail, hotels and renewables.
He said: “I’m honoured to step up from my role as vice president of the association and take on the role of president.
“I’ve found being involved with the IRRV hugely beneficial over the years both on a professional and social level and hope that during my time in this post we’ll see an increase in members who are able to take advantage of all the benefits that membership offers.
“It’s a challenging time for rating professionals and in my new role, I hope to ensure this group is well represented and supported through this period. I’m looking forward to being a positive asset to the Institute, and to our clients at CBRE.”
The institute’s national president, Carla-Maria Heath, added: “Tony’s experience and enthusiasm, coupled with his passion for rating and valuation, is very exciting news for the Institute in Scotland.
“We look forward to working with him whilst he is President of the Scottish association.
“Together, we will support all our members as well as encouraging the future generations which are vital to the long-term health of the Institute.”
At CBRE, Mr Rosenthal’s role in the rating team includes advising national occupiers and landlords on strategies to mitigate business rates.
David Smith, managing director of CBRE in Scotland, said: “This is excellent news both for Tony and also for our business as it enables us to strengthen our offering to clients and demonstrates our experience in the sector.
“His enthusiasm for the role of president combined with his vast knowledge and understanding of the system makes him the perfect choice for the IRRV in Scotland.”