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20,000 sq.ft industrial deal done!

March 26, 2020
FG Burnett is pleased to have secured, on behalf of private client Beechleigh Property Holdings, a new tenant, Tetra Technologies UK, to a newly refurbished office and workshop building at Endeavour Drive, Westhill. The building, which extends to in excess of 20,000 sq. ft provides a broad mix of open plan and cellular office space to complement substantial workshop space complete with overhead cranes and external laydown space. FG Burnett not only acted as letting agent but the company’s Building Surveying team also handled the refurbishment of the building with CHAP Group as the main contractor. Iona Foubister, Senior Building … Read More

FG Burnett Success in CoStar Awards

March 23, 2020
FG Burnett has been recognised by CoStar for their performance in the Aberdeen Office market in 2019.  Despite challenging market conditions, CoStar Group Inc., the commercial real estate industry’s data and analytics leader, has just announced this year’s CoStar Awards recipients, recognising agencies that closed the highest transaction volume in commercial real estate deals and leads in their respective markets.  In Aberdeen, FG Burnett has been recognised as being the market leader in 4 distinct categories; most active acquisition agent for area transacted, most active disposal agent for number of deals done, and most active agent in both number of … Read More

Imminent Changes to the Rating System – are you ready?

March 18, 2020
The Non-domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill The Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill was approved by the Scottish Parliament on 5th February following the recommendations set out in the Barclay Review of the rating system in Scotland. It is set to become the Non-Domestic Rating (Scotland) Act 2020 and will be effective from 1 April 2020. This will have significant implications for businesses and it is imperative that you aware of these changes and seek advice where necessary. I have outlined below the fundamental changes to assist you during this transition. You may also be aware of the very recent (14th March) Scottish … Read More

Covid-19

It is appropriate that we advise all our clients, fellow professionals and intermediaries that FG Burnett has taken the required action to ensure business continuity and that we are able to continue to provide as normal a service as is possible during this unprecedented period of disruption caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. As at today’s date we are making arrangements for all staff to work from home. Your normal FGB contact will be available by e-mail and desk telephones have been forwarded to mobiles. We have instigated the above actions given the paramount importance of the health and wellbeing of … Read More

New Appointments for FG Burnett

February 10, 2020
FG Burnett is pleased to announce two new team members to its Property Management Department. Sandra Watt and Kevin Murray have joined the firm as Property Managers – Sandra’s focus is on the company’s residential property management whilst Kevin’s role covers commercial property management. Working alongside Christopher Yannaghas, Director and Head of Property Management, Sandra and Kevin are working with Christopher to continue to grow the company’s Property Management Service. Both Sandra and Kevin come to FG Burnett with a wealth of experience in their particular sectors and are great assests to the team. In addition to the recruitment of … Read More

Cheque presentation to VSA

FG Burnett selected VSA, the north east’s leading social care charity, as their nominated charity for 2019.  Over the course of the year, the Aberdeen based commercial property company organised a series of fundraising events including their Annual Pétanque Tournament, a charity quiz night and various other activities.   In addition, some of the FGB team took part in the 2019 Kiltwalk, completing the 26-mile ‘Mighty Stride’ from Potarch, north of Banchory to the city’s Duthie Park.  The company was delighted to present Vicky Youngson, Fundraising & Events Team Leader and Antony Ritchie, Corporate Fundraiser with a cheque for £7,500. VSA … Read More

Red Cross Retail Acquisitions go from Strength to Strength

January 28, 2020
FG Burnett are pleased to act for British Red Cross in relation to property matters in Scotland. 2019 was a busy year in relation to retail property acquisitions with new units being secured in Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Prestwick.  This takes the number of Red Cross shops in Scotland to 53.  The Unit in Edinburgh is at 1 Croall Place on Leith Walk.  A high profile corner site which, in terms of fit out looks fabulous.  The unit is arranged over ground and basement floors, providing a total of over 3,000 sq.ft. The Unit at 43 Main Street, Prestwick comprises a … Read More

FG Burnett bucks the trend with a plethora of property deals…

January 17, 2020
FG Burnett has enjoyed a strong 2019, recording 92 commercial property transactions across the office, retail, industrial and development sectors, representing a deal every 3 business days.  Despite challenging market conditions, the number of deals transacted in the office sector is approaching the levels prior to the oil price downturn in early 2015 and is indicative of growing optimism in the Energy sector and accordingly the Aberdeen property market.  Whilst FG Burnett’s involvement in the majority of these transactions has been representing the landlord or vendor, there has been an increase in the number of tenant representation work, both for … Read More

The Burden of Rates Payment

January 15, 2020
The payment of Rates is a burden that affects the vast majority of our clients and our role is to provide advice to ensure that the rating burden is minimised as far as possible.  We hope that you find this Briefing Paper helpful. We aim to provide clients with up to date information in an area which is seeing many changes in relation to legislation and the range of reliefs available.  The Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill, on the back of the Barclay Review of the rating system in Scotland, is the first significant reform to Scotland’s rating system for many … Read More

We are hiring!

January 8, 2020
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Commercial Property Management Surveyor An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Chartered Surveyor to work in our busy Property Management Department.   Whilst day to day property management is part of the candidate’s role, to include health and safety management, regular inspections,  administration of common contracts and service charges, liaising with tenants and reporting to clients etc, there will be equal importance attributed to asset and portfolio management, adding value and improving asset performance. Whilst commercial property management experience is a benefit, this is not a pre-requisite and those candidates who can demonstrate a strategic commercial approach to … Read More
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