Martin Whittaker and Kevin Strain join Cushman & Wakefield
Building surveyor Martin Whittaker joins the company from Capita Property and Infrastructure. A time served joiner, he changed career path following a spell in Australia, going on to complete a degree in Building Surveying at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Part of the Project & Development Services team, Martin is focusing on dilapidations, licensing reviews and building inspections.
Kevin Strain, who recently gained a First-Class Honours Degree in Real Estate also from Glasgow Caledonian University has started work with the Business Space team. A familiar face in the Glasgow office, Kevin first came into the business on work experience while still at school, then completed a one-year placement with the agency whilst studying for his degree.
Stuart Dorward, head of Scotland for Cushman & Wakefield, said: “It’s great to see Kevin back on the team – he impressed us from the first time he came into the office and we are delighted he is now a full-time member of staff.
“I am also pleased to welcome Martin to the business – having worked as a joiner he has a great appreciation and practical experience of the issues impacting on buildings.
“It is fantastic to bring new talent into the Scottish business as we come out of the pandemic and ensure we have best possible team in place as the economy and the commercial property industry starts to recover. I am sure both Martin and Kevin will be real assets to the agency as we move forward.”
Martin added: “Cushman & Wakefield has a terrific reputation and I am really happy to be part of an agency which has so many opportunities for career progression and such a global reach.”
Kevin, who comes from Strathblane, said: “It’s absolutely brilliant to have gone from doing work experience to now having a full-time job with Cushman & Wakefield. They have all been so encouraging since day one and I am really enjoying my new job.”
When not working, Kevin is a keen footballer and plays for BSC Glasgow (Broomhill Sports Club).