Iain Davidson | Colliers International | Glasgow

Iain Davidson

MRICS

Director

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About

Professional Summary

Iain has a wealth of experience in the Scottish commercial property market, specialising in Industrial and Logistics real estate. He is in an expert in providing acquisition, disposal, development and general agency advice to a wide range of private and public sector clients ranging from developers, occupiers, institutional investors and private clients. During a career spanning over 20 years, Iain has and continues to be involved in most of highest profile industrial property deals in Scotland.

Representative clients and projects include: 

Frasers Property/Oaktree/Patrizia - Appointed in 2015 as Letting agents & development advisors on Scotland's largest and most established business estate, Hillington Park, totalling 2.5m sq ft and benefitting from Scotland’s first and only Simplified Planning Zone.

Canmoor - Letting agents on the 1.6m sq ft Westway Park, Renfrew, Scotland's largest fully enclosed industrial park.

Eurocentral - Advised on various lettings, sales and acquisitions on Scotland's premier distribution park. Brokered deals to a variety of well known organisations, including; Lidl, DPD, Hermes, Wm Morrison Supermarkets, ACS Clothing, Mentholatum, Nagel Group and DX.

Prologis - Provision of development and letting agency advice on 1m sq ft prime industrial scheme known as Prologis M8 in Lanarkshire.  504,000 sq ft and 175,000 sq ft pre-lets to the Co-operative and Brakes respectively.

The Co-operative - Successfully secured mandate to dispose of UK wide portfolio of surplus warehouses totalling 3m sq ft. Approx. 1 m sq ft transacted in Scotland.

Logicor - Letting of Scotland's largest ever speculatively built warehouse; 380,000 sq ft at J4M8 to Amazon. Neighbouring 240,000 sq ft building sold to Schuh.

Freescale Semiconductor Inc - Sale and partial leaseback of 800,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in East Kilbride, Glasgow.

Asda - Sale of 250,000 sq ft distribition warehouse facility in Grangemouth.

St Modwen Properties plc - Provision of acquisition advice for purchase of 32 acre former Rolls Royce facility at Hillington, Glasgow.  Retained to provide Agency advice on 750,000 sq ft estate, rebranded Pegasus Business Park subsequently sold whole site to MEPC. 

 

Accomplishments

2019 Scottish Property Awards - "Scottish Industrial Agency Team of the Year"

In addition to consistently leading our Scottish Industrial & Logistics team to various industry awards, including Costar "Industrial Deal of the Year" and "Top Agent by Acquisitions", Iain was named "Scottish Industrial Dealmaker of the Year 2016". He has also previously been listed in Property Week's "Hot" 100, recognising "the top 100 rising stars" in the UK Property Industry.

 

Education

BSc Land Economics, MRICS

Membership Involvements

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Industrial Agents Society (Scottish Comittee member)

Services

Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types
Industrial & Logistics
Featured Research
10 Mar 2020
Scotland Industrial & Logistics Snapshot – January 2020
In a supply-constrained environment, Brexit uncertainty and a lack of Grade A stock impacted activity in 2019. The Scottish market will see a pick-up in demand in 2020.
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4 Dec 2019
Industrial & Logistics Autumn 2019 Barometer
Demand for Industrial & Logistics space in Q3 2019 remained strong and the underlying drivers and long-term prospects of the sector remain positive.
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Featured News
5 May 2020
Scotland's industrial and logistics market in good shape despite pandemic
According to Colliers International’s latest research
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27 Feb 2020
Scottish industrial property market due to bounce after uncertain 2019
Experts at Colliers International say strong underlying demand will re-appear in 2020.
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2 Mar 2019
Colliers International’s Industrial & Logistics team scoops Scottish Property Awards’ Industrial Agency Team of the Year
Colliers International has reaffirmed its position as one of the top real estate services companies in Scotland, securing the Industrial Agency Team of the Year Award at last night’s Scottish Property Awards.
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20 Feb 2019
Scottish industrial space take-up hit by lack of supply
Colliers International said rents remain steady at high levels but 29% less floorspace transacted in 2018
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