CBRE announces promotions across Scottish operations

31/08/2023
Angela Lowe CBRE Scotland

Angela Lowe also appointed as Head of Offices within the Advisory and Transactions Team

LEADING real estate advisor CBRE has announced a raft of new promotions across its Scottish teams.

Caroline Smillie from the Occupier Accounts team has been promoted to Senior Director. Caroline has been advising global occupiers for over 15 years and is based in the Edinburgh office.  In her current role, she is focused on supporting a number of CBRE’s financial and professional services clients providing strategic portfolio advice across all sectors and asset classes.

Iona Lord from the Retail team has been promoted to Director. Iona has over 20 years’ experience advising occupier clients throughout the UK.  In her current role, she is the retained estate lead for a large banking portfolio advising on all strategic and lease matters throughout the UK.

Fiona Irving from the Property Management team has been promoted to Director. Fiona has been with CBRE for eight years and is based in the Glasgow office. She has worked in property management for 16 years, focusing primarily on retail and shopping centres for a variety of owners and asset managers. Within her role at CBRE Fiona works closely with Sports Direct Investments as a Client Services Director and is involved in the majority of its investment acquisitions.  

Eilidh MacVicar from the Operational Real Estate team has been promoted to Senior Surveyor.  Registered Valuer Eilidh, who joined the firm last year, is based in the Edinburgh office and undertakes all aspects of valuation and advisory services within the Operational Real Estate sectors including hotels, pubs and leisure. During her time at CBRE she has also developed extensive experience in healthcare and student accommodation. 

In the Project Management team, three members of staff have been promoted – Alan Maxwell to Senior Director and both Gordon Black and Kyle Faichney to Director level.

Commenting, David Smith, Managing Director of CBRE in Scotland, said: “The promotions that have been awarded this year are testament to the great talent and hard work of our team, to which the business owes much of its success. We are committed to recognising and rewarding our employees by helping them grow within the business and encouraging them to realise their full potential. All candidates have worked extremely hard and I am very proud to announce their well-deserved promotions. I look forward to seeing them continue to learn and progress in their new roles.”

Angela Lowe has also been appointed as Head of Offices within the Advisory and Transactions team and is responsible for its leadership and management across the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen offices.  Angela’s role includes retaining and growing the firm’s market leading positions in all Scottish cities, expanding the local occupier client bases and growing expertise in areas such as flex space and life sciences. 

Commenting, Angela said: “I’m looking forward to the challenges of my new role, continuing to develop the team and growing our offering in the office market as well as further supporting our clients and building on our reputation for services, insight and technology.”

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