One of the most influential figures involved in financing the Scottish real estate industry is to receive a leadership award for his outstanding contribution to business next week.


Stuart Heslop, formerly Managing Director of Real Estate Finance at Royal Bank of Scotland, is to receive the award a few months after announcing his retirement from the bank after 35 years of service.


Now active as a non-executive director, Heslop earned the respect of industry colleagues for his considered and calm approach to complex transactions, bringing leadership to his team during a number of unsettling periods, including the banking crash of 2008.


His recommendation to receive the award came from individuals across the real estate sector who praised his commercial acumen, sharp mind and integrity across all aspects of the sector including development, advisory and internally.


Alan Robertson, Chair of The Scottish Property Awards judging panel, commented,


“It is clear from the recommendations of many individuals from across the Scottish property industry that Stuart Heslop is a highly regarded and respected individual who has advised countless businesses and individuals across his long career in real estate finance. We are delighted to present the award to him at this year’s event and look forward acknowledging his contribution.”


The award will be presented in front of over 600 guests expected to attend the Scottish Property Awards dinner on Thursday 23 February 2023 which is being held at the EICC.