The founder and principal shareholder of one of Scotland’s most successful property development companies has been presented with a leadership award for his contribution to the real estate sector.

Graeme Bone of Drum Property Group was presented with the award at the 2024 Scottish Property Awards, the annual business celebration which hosted over 600 guests from the commercial property sector to Glasgow.

Over the past 30 years, Graeme has built Drum into an award-winning property, investment and management group delivering some of the largest and most ambitious projects in Scotland. 

Drum’s many successes include the £300m investment in Prime Four Business Park in Aberdeen, Buchanan Wharf in Glasgow, and the major regeneration of Candleriggs Square into a new multi-use city centre development.

Whilst increasingly focused on activity in English regional markets, Drum’s commitment to Scotland continues with proposals for one of the most significant urban expansion projects in the UK at West Town, Edinburgh.

The award was presented by Stuart Heslop, formerly of Royal Bank of Scotland and now working as a consultant to Together Money who sponsored the award. 

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

“In his long career financing and delivering land acquisitions, development and investment projects, Graeme Bone has contributed to the significant improvement of Scotland’s built environment.  It is clear from the nominations of many members of the judging panel, that he is highly thought of as a business leader.  We are delighted to present the award to him at this year’s event.”