Graham + Sibbald, the independent Scottish chartered surveyor and property specialist, has relocated its Edinburgh office from Manor Place to 40 Torphichen Street, one of the city’s most modernised office developments in the regenerated Haymarket area of the Capital. Existing tenants at 40 Torphichen Street include highly rated tech startup, Jamie Graves-founded ZoneFox and Bravura Solutions.
Graham + Sibbald experienced an unprecedented level of activity in 2017 on the back of a new business rates system in Scotland and is actively advising hundreds of business owners across the country in relation to ongoing appeals. Tim Bunker, one of the industry’s top rating specialists, joined from Ryden last March, Katherine Monro moved to the Aberdeen office from Knight Frank last month and Graham + Sibbald expects to add further people to the team in 2018 as the chartered surveyor targets a top spot in the sector.
In its latest hire, Graham + Sibbald has appointed Tom Templeman as Head of Building Surveying for the East of Scotland. Joining from Faithful + Gould and having previously spent a decade at DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield), Templeman’s remit includes Edinburgh, Dundee, Fife and Aberdeen and will focus on strategic advice across a broad range of property types. Having previously worked at Graham + Sibbald as a building surveyor between 1998 and 2002, he brings extensive commercial and public sector experience gained across the UK advising lenders, funds and investors around the surveying of buildings and assets including corporate headquarters, offices, hotels, shopping centres and retail parks.
Keith Watters, Partner and Head of Agency at Graham + Sibbald, said: “We’re pleased to get Tom on board, he is highly rated in the industry and brings both a level of experience and high quality contacts that make for a great fit for Graham + Sibbald in our next phase of growth.”
Tom Templeman, Head of Building Surveying, Graham + Sibbald, said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Graham + Sibbald and we’ve got a lot of scope to grow the business across the east of Scotland.”
Graham + Sibbald has over 200 employess and 22 partners working across its 15 UK offices which are largely based in Scotland supported by a base in London.
Graham + Sibbald recently launched a rebrand of the buiness supported by Edinburgh brand, design and marketing agency, H&A.