Knight Frank appoints new head of building consultancy in Scotland
Commercial property firm Knight Frank has appointed a new head of building consultancy to drive forward business growth and expand the offering in Scotland.
Richard Whitfield joins from Colliers, where he led the surveying team for more than 10 years.
Based at Knight Frank’s Edinburgh office, he will lead a team of surveyors in three offices across Scotland, helping to broaden the building surveying and project management offering for current and new clients.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, Richard has worked on a range of instructions across the public and private sectors, dealing with all aspects of construction and due diligence. With a solid knowledge of the market in Scotland, Richard will provide a full consultancy service to owners, occupier and funders.
Richard said: “Knight Frank has a strong reputation across Scotland and the UK, alongside an enviable portfolio of clients. An effective building consultancy and surveying team allows us to offer a fully integrated service to current and prospect clients, enabling us to advise on all aspects of commercial property requirements, from initial surveying, through to refurbishments and an eventual exit strategy.
“I look forward to supporting growth within the team across the region in line with the firm’s national strategy.”
Charles Ingram Evans, head of UK building consultancy and project management, said: “Richard has a thorough understanding of the commercial property landscape across Scotland and the UK and is highly regarded both by his peers and clients. He will be a huge asset to the team and we are delighted to have him on board.
“His appointment is crucial in driving forward growth within the business across Scotland, as we look to broaden the work our building consultancy team is doing and grow Knight Frank’s building consultancy business.”