The Scottish Property Awards judging panel is an independently appointed panel of commercial and public property industry experts who bring together experience and market knowledge from across Scotland.

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    Ann Allen MBE CEO of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

    Ann Allen is the CEO of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. Formerly the Executive Director of Estates and Commercial Services at the University of Glasgow, she is a Chartered Surveyor...
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    Ann Allen is the CEO of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors. Formerly the Executive Director of Estates and Commercial Services at the University of Glasgow, she is a Chartered Surveyor with over 35 years’ experience working for such organisations as John Lewis; HBOS and UK Government. She has held several non-executive roles; as Chair of the Architecture Design Scotland Board; a member of the Scottish Futures Trust Board and as a Trustee of National Museums of Scotland, chairing its Estate Committee. Ann was awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours List for services to Higher Education received a Regional Director of the Year award from the Scottish Institute of Directors in 2018, and in February 2019 she received the Business Leadership Award at the Scottish Property Awards.

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    Ann Allen MBE

    CEO of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors
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    Jason Baggaley Deputy Head of Real Estate Value Add Funds

    Jason is the Deputy Head of Value Add Real Estate Funds at Abrdn and is also the fund manager of the Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust, a listed investment company trading as a REIT and investing...
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    Jason is the Deputy Head of Value Add Real Estate Funds at Abrdn and is also the fund manager of the Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust, a listed investment company trading as a REIT and investing in UK Commercial real Estate. Jason has over 30 years of fund management experience and sits on the Operational Board of the IPF.

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    Jason Baggaley

    Deputy Head of Real Estate Value Add Funds
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    Virginia Beckett CEO, Regent Capital

    Virginia Beckett is CEO at Regent Capital Plc, where she is responsible for seeking out new commercial property and local energy investment and development opportunities UK-wide. Her role involves sourcing...
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    Virginia Beckett is CEO at Regent Capital Plc, where she is responsible for seeking out new commercial property and local energy investment and development opportunities UK-wide. Her role involves sourcing funding for property investments as well as maintaining an overview of Regent Capital’s extensive UK-wide portfolio of property investments.

    Virginia is also a Director of New Resource Partners. NRP are a local energy innovation business advising on energy transition including renewables, smart energy infrastructure (SEI), local energy markets, and the confluence of property and energy. In particular Regent Capital and NRP are collaborating on an innovation led design project for a City-Wide Local Energy Exchange in Liverpool.

    In her previous role at CBRE Capital Markets, Virginia was responsible for funding and delivering strategic multi-function projects for both the private and public sector. She has wide-ranging experience across all commercial property sectors, including office and industrial, with a particular emphasis on specialist and alternative markets including Hotels, Student Residences, and PRS.

    Virginia is a Member of Court at the University of Strathclyde and is currently sitting on the post covid Glasgow City Centre Task Force (Commercial Property Project) led by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Glasgow City Council.

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    Virginia Beckett

    CEO, Regent Capital
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    Paul Curran Managing Director, Quartermile Developments

    Paul is the Managing Director of Quartermile Ventures the developer behind Quartermile the award winning redevelopment of the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary site. He is a Chartered Surveyor with over...
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    Paul is the Managing Director of Quartermile Ventures the developer behind Quartermile the award winning redevelopment of the former Edinburgh Royal Infirmary site.

    He is a Chartered Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sector and has been involved in a number of high profile developments throughout the UK. Paul led the corporate acquisition of Quartermile with the backing of the London based private equity fund Moorfield. In addition he was responsible for the £82m funding deal with M+G Real Estate for the speculative development of Quartermile 3 and 4, which is one of the largest forward funding deals achieved in Scotland. 

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    Paul Curran

    Managing Director, Quartermile Developments
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    Arron Finnie Regional Managing Partner, Ryden

    Arron Finnie was educated at Robert Gordon’s College and later The University of Aberdeen. Arron is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with 25 years’ experience in the...
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    Arron Finnie was educated at Robert Gordon’s College and later The University of Aberdeen.

    Arron is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with 25 years’ experience in the property industry.  He has been a Partner at Ryden since 2006 and until recently, he was Head of Agency for the firm.  He has now taken up a new role as Regional Managing Partner for the Aberdeen office.  His experience includes development, investment, acquisition, and disposal of all types of commercial property.  This focus has primarily been on office agency since becoming a Partner.   In recent years he has advised on a number of significant projects in Aberdeen, including PrimeFour Business Park, Kirkhill Business Park, iQ, The Capitol, and Marischal Square.

    Arron is a member of the Trinity Group, a local public/private sector, planning & development collaboration initiative which has won national recognition for its work in trying to improve the delivery of new development in more challenging economic circumstances.

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    Arron Finnie

    Regional Managing Partner, Ryden
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    Paul Haniford Partner, Dentons

    Paul is a Glasgow based partner in Dentons real estate team and is ranked in Tier 1 of Chambers 2021 list of notable practitioners in this field. For more years than he would care to mention, Paul has...
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    Paul is a Glasgow based partner in Dentons real estate team and is ranked in Tier 1 of Chambers 2021 list of notable practitioners in this field. For more years than he would care to mention, Paul has undertaken a broad range of commercial property transactions for a diverse client base including UK and overseas based developers, funders, investors, tenants and landowners. Paul's forte is complex property transactions which require not only first rate property expertise but also the involvement of specialist advice in relation to planning or infrastructure development.

    Paul is a member of the Property Standardisation Group (PSG) – a unique collaboration involving lawyers from four different law firms - which creates free standarised template documents to streamline the process for buying/leasing properties in Scotland.  He also sits on the Scottish Law Commission's Leases Advisory Group and is in the group which assists the RICS on an ad hoc basis with the reassessment of arbitrators/independent experts on the Chairman's panel in Scotland.

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    Paul Haniford

    Partner, Dentons
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    Catriona Hill Partner, Oberlanders Architects

    Catriona studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and initially worked in London for Benson + Forsyth as part of the delivery team for the Museum of Scotland and National Gallery of Ireland.  In...
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    Catriona studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and initially worked in London for Benson + Forsyth as part of the delivery team for the Museum of Scotland and National Gallery of Ireland. 

    In 2014 she set up her own practice, CH Architecture, which is acclaimed for the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre and Ardgay Regeneration Project.  In 2020 the practice merged with Oberlanders Architects and Catriona became a Partner leading the arts, civic and community projects for the practice. She is currently working with the National Trust for Scotland and numerous community groups for projects that include the Strathnaver Museum and Scourie Rocks Geological Museum.

    Catriona is an active member of the Inverness Architectural Association and RIAS and was part of the judging panel for the 2019 RIAS Awards.

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    Catriona Hill

    Partner, Oberlanders Architects
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    Alasdair Humphery International Director & Lead Director, JLL Scotland

    The majority of Alasdair’s plus 30 years' experience in the Scottish Property Industry has been with JLL in Scotland. Originally joining Jones Lang Wootton from Donaldsons in 1989, Alasdair specialised...
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    The majority of Alasdair’s plus 30 years' experience in the Scottish Property Industry has been with JLL in Scotland. Originally joining Jones Lang Wootton from Donaldsons in 1989, Alasdair specialised in Office/Industrial Agency & Development but moved to a role in Capital Markets in 1995 acting for a variety of Institutional and Private UK and International Property Investors.

    He was assumed as a partner to Jones Lang Wootton in 1997 and became a National Director following the merger with LaSalle Partners in 1987. Alasdair now runs the Scottish Operation of JLL but he continues to have an active role in Capital Markets undertaking both investment acquisitions and disposals for National and International Clients.

    Alasdair is now an International Director of JLL Inc and a member of JLL’s UK Executive.

    Alasdair graduated from Heriot Watt University in 1986 with a BSc (Hons) in Estate Management and subsequently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Property Investment at the College of Estate Management at Reading University in November 1997. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a member of the Investment Property Forum and is a past chairman of the Scottish Property Federation but remains active on its Policy Board.

    Alasdair is married with three children and lives in central Edinburgh, his wider interests include tennis, golf, rugby and hillwalking.

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    Alasdair Humphery

    International Director & Lead Director, JLL Scotland
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    Lynda Johnstone Global Director of Estates & Facilities, Heriot-Watt University

    Lynda is the Global Director of Estates & Facilities at Heriot-Watt University and has a broad portfolio of responsibilities managing an international team across the University’s five campuses...
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    Lynda is the Global Director of Estates & Facilities at Heriot-Watt University and has a broad portfolio of responsibilities managing an international team across the University’s five campuses in Scotland, Dubai, and Malaysia. She is an experienced and pragmatic real estate management, investment, and development professional; recognised for delivering often complex business objectives - specifically around performance and transformation. Prior to joining higher education, Lynda had 25 years of experience working client side in the private sector at BAE Systems, Hemingway Properties, and IM Properties successfully building and managing large property portfolios.

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    Lynda Johnstone

    Global Director of Estates & Facilities, Heriot-Watt University
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    Stephen Lewis Managing Director, HFD Property Group

    Stephen has over 25 years’ commercial property experience, predominately office led developments, in both the private and public sectors and on both the client and consulting side across a range...
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    Stephen has over 25 years’ commercial property experience, predominately office led developments, in both the private and public sectors and on both the client and consulting side across a range of roles including Asset Management, Agency and Development.

    Projects include large scale mixed-use Business Parks incorporating some of Scotland’s largest and best office developments including EcoCampus (235,000 sq.ft), the UK’s first speculative Carbon Neutral Office in 2012, and CityPark1, a 215,000 sq.ft HQ for Wood Group in Aberdeen.

    ESG is not new to HFD, with a track record in sustainable development dating back to Scotland’s first ‘A’ rated EPC development in 2008 and now Glasgow’s first NZC office development at 177 Bothwell St (315,000sq.ft).

    Stephen is a former National Judge on the British Council of Offices (BCO) Awards, former Chair of the Scottish BCO Judging Panel and is a member of the BCO Committee in Scotland.

     

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    Stephen Lewis

    Managing Director, HFD Property Group
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    David Littlejohn Head of Planning & Development, Housing & Environment Service, Perth & Kinross Council

    David Littlejohn is a graduate of the Universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow.  He is a Chartered Town Planner who spent his early career in local government before joining the private sector as an Associate...
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    David Littlejohn is a graduate of the Universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow.  He is a Chartered Town Planner who spent his early career in local government before joining the private sector as an Associate Director at planning & economic development consultant EDAW working on projects across the UK. 

    In 2000 he joined Scottish Enterprise as a Senior Manager based in Stirling before being appointed Director with responsibility for key sectors, business infrastructure and step-change projects in Aberdeen.

    In December 2010 David was appointed as Head of Planning and Development at Perth & Kinross Council.  His portfolio covers land use planning, transport planning, roads infrastructure, building standards, physical and economic regeneration, commercial property investment and estates management.  Most recently David has led the Tay Cities Deal negotiations to secure over £1 billion of investment into the Dundee and Perth region.

    David is a Board Member of Perth College, part of the University of the Highlands & Islands, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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    David Littlejohn

    Head of Planning & Development, Housing & Environment Service, Perth & Kinross Council
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    Joseph Madden Managing Director, PMP

    Established Chartered Building Surveyor and Managing Director of property and construction consultancy firm PMP, Joseph joined the company in 2015 and spearheaded the UK expansion to 5 key locations. An...
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    Established Chartered Building Surveyor and Managing Director of property and construction consultancy firm PMP, Joseph joined the company in 2015 and spearheaded the UK expansion to 5 key locations. An acclaimed industry expert in dilapidations, with a specialism in pre and post acquisition technical due diligence, he is a leading advisor in court matters and his expertise is often sought on high profile cases. A guest lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, he also delivers CPD seminars to RICS and the Law Society.

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    Joseph Madden

    Managing Director, PMP
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    Fiona Morton Chair, Gillespie Macandrew

    Fiona Morton practiced as a Chartered Surveyor in Scotland’s major cities over twenty years, specialising in property investment, before moving into the role of Managing Partner at Ryden in 2005....
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    Fiona Morton practiced as a Chartered Surveyor in Scotland’s major cities over twenty years, specialising in property investment, before moving into the role of Managing Partner at Ryden in 2005. After 2 three year terms she became the Chair before handing over the leadership role in 2013. During this time Fiona contributed to many industry organisations, notably the Investment Property Forum in Scotland, which she chaired 2002-2009.

    In 2014 she became the Managing Director of Millar & Bryce ltd., appointed by the new owner dmgi, the property and legal information business, which is part of DMGT plc. Following a strategic review she led a substantial programme of organisational and cultural reform during a period of significant change in the legal services market. Having restructured the senior leadership team and secured further investment from the group Fiona decided to step down in November 2016 to pursue her ongoing aim to have a more relaxed lifestyle including some non-executive roles. 

    In March 2017 Fiona was appointed as the first non-executive and non-lawyer Chair of Gillespie Macandrew LLP. Her role is to support the CEO, Board and Partners to ensure the smooth running of the business, to provide leadership and strategic direction and to promote the vision of the firm.

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    Fiona Morton

    Chair, Gillespie Macandrew
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    Johane Murray Head of Real Estate, Brodies

    Jo leads Brodies’ real estate team of over 100 lawyers, which is top ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for real estate. Jo is personally ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners. Jo...
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    Jo leads Brodies’ real estate team of over 100 lawyers, which is top ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for real estate. Jo is personally ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners. Jo has been a partner in Brodies since 2006 and leads on various high profile investment and development deals spanning all types of asset and she also heads a team with a significant asset management practice covering the retail, office and industrial sectors. Her clients include various US and European private equity firms in addition to many UK based leading developers and investors.

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    Johane Murray

    Head of Real Estate, Brodies
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    Martin Perry Development Director, Nuveen Real Estate

    Martin is Director of Development, specialising in large-scale, retail-led, mixed-use development, and is responsible for management of developments in the UK and across mainland Europe. In particular,...
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    Martin is Director of Development, specialising in large-scale, retail-led, mixed-use development, and is responsible for management of developments in the UK and across mainland Europe. In particular, Martin is responsible for the Edinburgh St James regeneration project.

    Martin joined the company in 2006 as a Development Manager, following a career in architecture, master-planning and development after studying and tutoring in Oxford.

    Over his career he has been responsible for taking over 15m sq ft of retail-led floorspace through the planning system, as well as working on the delivery of three shopping malls and numerous individual buildings both in the UK and internationally.

    Martin has worked on the master-planning and development management of two new town centres, numerous city extensions and regeneration projects as well as a number of retail refurbishment projects in the UK. He has specialised throughout his career on retail-led mixed-use with a particular focus on financially and socially sustainable environments. Martin is also a member of the British Council of Shopping Centres and a qualified Architect and Urban Designer. He won the Individual Contribution Award at the 2017 Scottish Property Awards for his role in the development of Edinburgh St James.

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    Martin Perry

    Development Director, Nuveen Real Estate
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    Alan Robertson Chair of the Judging Panel

    Alan Robertson is a Chartered Surveyor with more than 35 years’ experience in commercial real estate. Most of his career has been with JLL where he had a number of roles in Edinburgh before becoming...
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    Alan Robertson is a Chartered Surveyor with more than 35 years’ experience in commercial real estate. Most of his career has been with JLL where he had a number of roles in Edinburgh before becoming managing director of the firm’s Scottish business. In 2008 he changed direction to work internationally, firstly as managing director of JLL in Turkey before relocating to Dubai in 2011 as regional CEO for JLL in the Middle East & North Africa.

    He is highly experienced in a broad range of disciplines and sectors including leasing, sales, development, corporate real estate, master-planning, investment, and valuation. While working in Edinburgh he helped with the development and leasing of several important projects including The Exchange District and Edinburgh Park.

    On his retirement from JLL in summer 2018 he returned to live in Edinburgh where he has a portfolio of non-executive and consulting roles. In the real estate sector, he is a director of Drum Income Plus REIT plc and Struan Property Ltd.  He has recently become a member of the Court of Heriot-Watt University and is Chair of their Infrastructure Committee.

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    Alan Robertson

    Chair of the Judging Panel
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    Kevin Robertson Director, KR Developments and Chair of the Scottish Property Federation

    Kevin is the founder and Managing Director of K R Developments Group a property development business. A highly experienced and professional property industry veteran with over 40 years in the business...
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    Kevin is the founder and Managing Director of K R Developments Group a property development business. A highly experienced and professional property industry veteran with over 40 years in the business he is passionate about creating new developments. K R Developments has successfully developed several student accommodation buildings and is currently in the process of completing three new developments in partnership with Chicago based CA Ventures in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield, for summer 2021. The company is also active in the emerging Build to Rent sector and is hoping to commence its Kelvin Living development of 424 residential apartments in Glasgow’s West End in 2021. Prior to setting up K R Developments, Kevin was Managing Director and one of the three founding Directors and Shareholders of Macdonald Estates. The business was established in 1997 and quickly became renowned as one of the leading developers in Scotland particularly in the retail sector. A Fellow of The Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors, Kevin also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

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    Kevin Robertson

    Director, KR Developments and Chair of the Scottish Property Federation
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    Graham Ross Chief Executive, Austin-Smith:Lord

    Graham is an architect and urban planner, based in Glasgow. He is a Partner at Austin-Smith:Lord, whom he joined in 1998 having studied architecture and urban design at Edinburgh College of Art and TU-Berlin. His...
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    Graham is an architect and urban planner, based in Glasgow. He is a Partner at Austin-Smith:Lord, whom he joined in 1998 having studied architecture and urban design at Edinburgh College of Art and TU-Berlin.

    His current projects include the ambitious (Y)our City Centre project for Glasgow City Council, in collaboration with MVRDV, planning a bold future vision for Glasgow's city centre.

    Graham is leading the feasibility study for Technology and Innovation Centre Zone in the Glasgow City Innovation District for the University of Strathclyde. He is also involved in the design of a new Glasgow High Street railway station and is A-S:L's Project Partner for V&A's Collection and Research Centre at the London Olympic Park in collaboration with lead architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

    He was Depute Chair of Architecture + Design Scotland from 2010 to 2019 and became a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland in 2014.

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    Graham Ross

    Chief Executive, Austin-Smith:Lord
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    Lynn Smith Head of Sustainability & Development, Europa Capital

    Lynn works as Head of Sustainability & Development with responsibility for the strategic management and financial oversight of Europa Capital’s UK and European developments. Europa Capital is...
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    Lynn works as Head of Sustainability & Development with responsibility for the strategic management and financial oversight of Europa Capital’s UK and European developments. Europa Capital is majority owned by Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd, one of the world’s largest real estate groups, which is a strategic investor alongside Management. Since it’s formation in 1995, Europa Capital has collectively raised thirteen real estate funds and committed to over €12.6bn across 21 European countries.

    Lynn has over 25 years of development experience with leading investment managers and developers including Aviva Investors and M&G Real Estate. She is passionate about ESG and Net Zero Carbon development and challenging the norm.

    She is a member and regional judge for the British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards and a judge on the Construction News Awards.

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    Lynn Smith

    Head of Sustainability & Development, Europa Capital
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    Anna Stamp Programme Director, Edinburgh BioQuarter

    Anna has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. She qualified as an Architect in 1997 from Edinburgh College of Art and started her career in Purcell Miller Tritton in Canterbury...
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    Anna has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. She qualified as an Architect in 1997 from Edinburgh College of Art and started her career in Purcell Miller Tritton in Canterbury before moving to John Lewis Department Stores where she was part of a 150 strong multi-disciplinary design team that delivered the programme of new flagship stores in Bristol, Solihull and Bluewater. She moved back to Edinburgh in 2003 and joined the University of Edinburgh’s Estates Department as their first Project Manager. In 2015 she took up the role of Head of Estates Planning and was responsible for leading the long-term strategic planning of the University’s estate. In 2019 she moved into the role of Programme Director for the Edinburgh BioQuarter, and is currently leading the regeneration of the site from a science park to Edinburgh’s Innovation District, a new mixed use neighbourhood and a global centre of excellence for innovation health.

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    Anna Stamp

    Programme Director, Edinburgh BioQuarter
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    Nick White Director, CuthbertWhite

    Nick White is a Chartered Surveyor with more than 25 years’ experience in commercial real estate.  Starting his career with Knight Frank & Rutley in central London in 1995, Nick was promoted...
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    Nick White is a Chartered Surveyor with more than 25 years’ experience in commercial real estate. 

    Starting his career with Knight Frank & Rutley in central London in 1995, Nick was promoted to Partner in 2002 and transferred back to his native Edinburgh with Knight Frank LLP in 2004 before joining CALA Properties as Regional Acquisitions Director in 2007.  Following 2 years as a senior consultant to The City of Edinburgh Council’s Economic Development team, Nick co-founded CuthbertWhite in 2011 where, as Director of Agency and Development, he provides specialist, independent advice to a number of funds, property companies, private family offices, HNWI’s, developers, local authorities and charities, with a particular focus upon the office sector.

    Nick is also a Director and Trustee of Edinburgh World Heritage.

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    Nick White

    Director, CuthbertWhite