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What’s happening in Inverness? Q and A with Andy Gray.
With over 30 offices across Scotland, we see a wide range of property trends such as prices and selling times, varying greatly from town to town!
This month, we caught up with Andy Gray, the local commercial property director in Inverness to ask him a few questions:
How long have you been working in Inverness for?
I moved up to Inverness from Glasgow as a graduate surveyor with Allied in January 2008 so that makes it 11 ½ years now.
How many staff members are currently in the Inverness office?
There are currently 14 members of staff in the Inverness office with 7 being fully qualified surveyors with a significant number of years of experience operating in the Highland property market.
How have you found the Inverness commercial property market recently?
The commercial market which I operate in has had a busy summer; the agency department has secured a number of transactions with more new stock coming to the market in the coming months. As far as commercial valuation instructions across the area are concerned they have continued to come in on an almost daily basis with a large volume coming from High Street lenders. It is very encouraging that they continue to lend to new businesses during times which many would say are uncertain due to the on-going issues regarding Brexit.
Have you got an interesting fact about Inverness/and of the property market that we might not know?
In the past 5 years Inverness has twice been voted the happiest place in Scotland to live!
As for an interesting fact about the property market, we have a microclimate in the property market up here which is directly influenced by a monster….Nessie…!!!!
Would you recommend Inverness as an attractive investment opportunity?
Absolutely, as both the administrative capital of the Highlands with a range of national and international companies being based in the area, as well as being the main base for tourists to start their highland adventures, there are a huge range of opportunities that exist for property investment.
At the current time industrial investments in the city are proving to be very popular as a result of rental rates being achieved combined with the current levels of demand for industrial rental property.
Andy Gray is our experienced local Director so give him a call, drop him an e-mail or pop in and ask him about the range of commercial property services Allied provide.
T: 01463 239494 E: Andy.Gray@alliedsurveyorsscotland.com