Commercial building consultancy opens Glasgow office

Left to Right: Daniel Little, Sammi Johnstone and Matt Williams of Jones Hargreaves

LEADING commercial building, project and sustainability consultancy Jones Hargreaves has opened a sixth office, which will be its first base in Scotland. 

Sammi Johnstone, Senior Associate at Jones Hargreaves, has relocated from the firm’s Cardiff office to lead the new Glasgow location. Johnstone has significant commercial property experience, having worked at Jones Hargreaves for more than two years, before which she worked at Cushman & Wakefield for over six years.

Also joining Jones Hargreaves in the Glasgow office is new recruit Daniel Little who brings a wealth of experience in due diligence, dilapidations, project management and sustainability within the built environment. Little will hold the position of Associate at Jones Hargreaves and has joined from Graham & Sibbald. 

It is the first office location in Scotland for Jones Hargreaves, opening in direct response to client demand, and will see both Johnstone and Little work with a range of investors, owners and occupiers across industrial, retail and office portfolios from a new office location at Savoy Tower on Renfrew Street. In the last 12 months, the business has opened offices in Manchester and Bristol to respond to burgeoning client demand and to increase capacity across the UK. 

Johnstone said: “Being trusted to establish the first Jones Hargreaves Scottish office is a privilege and there are already several exciting projects on the horizon. We’re really looking forward to working in this fast moving market and helping to play our part in the rapidly evolving commercial building sector across Glasgow and beyond. I’m originally from this area and have loved my time working at Jones Hargreaves to date, so it’s an excellent opportunity to be able to make this step, in what feels like a natural progression in my career.”

Jones Hargreaves’ services include building surveying, MEP and sustainability consultancy and project management. The firm has a dedicated ESG and sustainability team able to scrutinise potential acquisitions, improve the management of existing portfolios and advise on improving energy and carbon performance. Its clients include Columbia Threadneedle, London and Scottish Property, LXi REIT, Abrdn, Duchy of Lancaster, Fidelity, Elite Partners Capital and Mileway. 

Matt Williams, Partner at Jones Hargreaves, added: “We have long-planned for a phased strategic opening of new offices to underpin our sustainable growth journey, so the opening of Glasgow in the latter part of 2023 is fantastic to see and represents what feels like a further milestone evolution of the business. We continue to be involved in a number of significant, sustainability led projects which is testament to the hard work, knowledge and expertise of our rapidly growing and highly experienced team. 

“I’d like to extend a very warm welcome and congratulations to Daniel and Sammi, who I know will make an overwhelmingly positive impression both on the business and within the Glasgow area. We are excited to have opened a permanent base to both underline our dedication to service Scottish instructions effectively and to support our wider ongoing UK growth strategy.” 

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