Douglas McPhail | Colliers International | Glasgow

Douglas McPhail

Head of Scotland

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Professional Summary

As department head, Douglas has overall responsibility for approximately 500 properties under management with a total rent roll in excess of £230million.  Helpdesk for tenant/occupier use and a full property accounts team.  He has developed the business management procedures required for ISO9001 accreditation used by the CCRE IPM department across the UK.

Accomplishments

In addition to his co-ordinating role in the leadership and direction of the Scottish Colliers business, Douglas is an experienced asset manager involved in the management of multi-let property portfolios throughout Scotland and Northern England for blue chip clients; seeking opportunities to enhance value by increasing rents, pursuing development opportunities, and controlling service charge expenditure.  His experience covers office, industrial and retail units, including shopping centre and retail park management.  He specialises in the administration of large property portfolios, controlling and deploying staff delivery site services, complying with client asset and financial reporting requirements and driving cost and performance efficiencies.

He acts as Client Relationship Director for Colliers’ major Scottish clients, working closely with colleague departments to ensure that all aspects of clients’ portfolio needs are met.  He is also responsible for the direction of Colliers’ management staff, site staff and oversees day to day property management.  This role includes public sector clients such as Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Court Service and Glasgow City Council where he has co-ordinated deployment and delivery of multi disciplinary portfolio services across multiple locations. 

Working for CCRE’s joint venture partners, Douglas co-ordinates the asset management of several varied commercial portfolios and works closely with investment and development teams to maximise and enhance asset value and to co-ordinate portfolio wide reporting.  He is also involved with the disposal of high value strategic development sites. 

Education

MRICS

BSc Land Economics

Membership Involvements

MRICS - Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Clients

British Land, Scottish Enterprise, Delancey

Featured Research
12 May 2020
Scotland Property Snapshot May 2020
Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown Scotland enjoyed a relatively strong first quarter of the year in commercial property investment.
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6 Feb 2020
Scotland Snapshot Q4 2019
We are pleased to share with you the Scotland Property Snapshot Q4 2019, the fourth in our new quarterly report series. The report provides an overview of the Scottish commercial property market, as well as the latest occupier market and investment trends.
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15 Oct 2019
Scotland Snapshot October 2019
Scotland’s GDP suffered a 0.3% q/q drop in Q2, slightly more negative than the 0.2% q/q decline recorded at the overall UK level.
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Featured News
14 Nov 2019
Scottish commercial property market outperforms UK, Colliers report shows
Strong Q3 investment means investment should still pass £2bn by year end.
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29 Mar 2019
Refurbishments increasing as Scottish landlords scramble to meet changing demands for office space - Colliers International
Office Market Commentary shows investors are increasingly looking to repurpose ‘Grade B’ city centre buildings
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5 Feb 2019
Overseas interest in office sector helps Scottish commercial property deals top £2.5bn in 2018
Figures from Colliers International show strong demand for offices, hotels and student blocks offset weakness in retail and industrial markets
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18 Dec 2018
Further appointment as Colliers International continues to build its National Capital Markets team in Scotland
Elliot Cassels joins team in response to growing client demand for expert advice
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