Scottish Property Federation



Planning application decisions record quickest annual figures

The average decision times for planning applications in Scotland have recorded their quickest annual figures since records began.

Published 25 July 2018

Conversation not confrontation needed in Scottish Planning Bill

RTPI Scotland has joined forces with a number of high profile organisations in a letter sent to the Scottish Government and MSPs arguing for a change of direction in the Scottish Planning Bill.

Published 2 July 2018

Scottish Property Federation event aims to unite industry around ‘pivotal’ diversity & inclusivity issues

Practical initiatives to unite the Scottish real estate sector behind the principles of diversity and inclusivity will be put forward and discussed at an industry event in Edinburgh tomorrow.

Published 25 June 2018

New data highlights build-to-rent gap between Scotland and UK regions

The significant gap between the number of purpose-built rental properties in Scotland and those being constructed in different English regions has been highlighted in a new report.

Published 25 April 2018

Commercial property ‘worth £4.8bn to Scottish economy’, finds SPF report

The Scottish real estate industry contributes almost £4.8 billion to the Scottish economy and supports more than 92,000 jobs, according to a new report.

Published 7 March 2018

Finance secretary unveils Scottish commercial real estate opportunities to investors in London

Three of Scotland’s biggest commercial real estate propositions for 2018 were unveiled to investors in London today at a business breakfast hosted by Derek Mackay, cabinet secretary for finance and constitution.

Published 28 February 2018

Scottish Property Federation unveils 2018 annual conference line up

Industry leaders, policy makers and academics make up the list of speakers at the 2018 annual Scottish Property Federation (SPF) conference, which looks specifically at the value of place-making, the people-centric approach to planning and design of public spaces, and how it is funded.

Published 21 February 2018

Budget: £4 billion allocated for Scottish infrastructure

An allocation of over £4 billion of funding for infrastructure which includes a £756 million contribution to the Scottish Government’s target of delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021 were amongst a range of investment plans set out in the 2018-19 Draft Budget by finance secretary Derek Mackay.

Published 15 December 2017

Property industry calls for Budget to set platform for growth

In advance of this week’s Scottish Budget the Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has pressed finance secretary Derek Mackay on a number of key points designed to help Scotland’s real estate industry support the Scottish economy to grow and thrive.

Published 12 December 2017

Operational delivery ‘key to return on investment’ for Build to Rent in Scotland

Investors into Scotland’s Build to Rent (BTR) sector have been urged to ensure that schemes have operational management factored in from the earliest stages of development.

Published 11 December 2017

Planning Bill published by Scottish Government

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about how land is developed and used has been introduced by cabinet secretary for communities, social security and equalities, Angela Constance MSP.

Published 5 December 2017

Business leaders call for new rates cap in Scottish Budget to support investment

Four of Scotland’s leading industry groups – representing manufacturing, commercial property, retail and tourism – have united to challenge the Scottish Government to ensure future increases in business rates rise by no more than CPI, rather than the RPI measure of inflation. A switch from RPI to CPI indexation was endorsed by the recent Barclay Rates Review and – following last week’s UK Budget – is also being introduced for ratepayers in England from next Spring.

Published 29 November 2017

Commercial property sales now in third quarter of decline

The total value of commercial property transactions in Scotland fell for the third quarter in a row this year, according to analysis conducted by the Scottish Property Federation (SPF).

Published 21 November 2017

Miller Developments MD appointed new Scottish Property Federation chairman

The Scottish Property Federation (SPF) has announced joint managing director of Miller Developments, Andrew Sutherland, as its new chairman.

Published 8 November 2017