Ryden promotes Alan Gilkison to managing partner

Ryden promotes Alan Gilkison to managing partner

Alan Gilkison and Dr Mark Robertson

Commercial real estate advisor Ryden has promoted Alan Gilkison to managing partner.

Based in Glasgow, Mr Gilkison was previously head of agency & development and has been with Ryden for 28 years where he has specialised in the Industrial property market and land development. He takes over from Dr Mark Robertson who will return to his client-facing work full time.

Commenting on his appointment, Alan Gilkison said: “It is a great honour to take over the role of Managing Partner. Mark has led Ryden during an unprecedented period of uncertainty caused by the pandemic and market volatility and has kept us in a strong position by retaining our specialist teams and enhancing client services through technology.

“I will also focus on retaining existing talent and the delivery of future growth through a variety of means including a recruitment and training strategy to ensure the continued provision of an exceptional, personalised service. We love what we do and that enthusiasm translates into getting deals done and supporting our clients across their land and property interests. I’ll also maintain Ryden’s commitment to act ethically, contribute positively to our communities and lessen our impact on the environment.”

Dr Robertson added: “It has been an eventful period to be leading Ryden and I’m thankful to the steady team I had around me as we worked our way through constantly changing circumstances. I’ll be returning to my role as Research & Consultancy Partner working on urban expansions, city centre regeneration, manufacturing and public policy, while supporting Alan with his plans for investment and growth.”

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