Chartered Surveyors Announce Strategic Promotion of Commercial Agency Partners

Graham + Sibbald, UK Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, have announced the promotion of Mark Gillies, Ross Wilson and Chris Ion to Partner level within their Commercial Agency team.

These promotions come as part of the firms strategic business growth strategy which has seen them go from strength to strength in recent years, opening five offices in 2022 alone and boasting a total complement of almost 300 staff members working across the UK from London to Inverness.

Mark Gillies boasts a vast range of experience having worked across Edinburgh, Aberdeen and now Glasgow. His unique knowledge of Scotland’s three biggest markets and breadth of clients accumulated over the past decade with Graham + Sibbald has been enhanced in Glasgow where he heads the Corporate and Private Client Agency team. Mark oversees all areas of agency and is the resident Glasgow expert in Restructuring, having been seconded into the RBS Restructuring team during his time in Edinburgh. His coverage and knowledge gained has not only developed a wide range of clients but has established Mark as the go to agent in Glasgow for all your property needs.

Ross Wilson is based within the Commercial Agency department of Graham + Sibbald’s Edinburgh office. With a degree in Real Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, Ross boasts 18 years’ experience covering all basis of both commercial and residential property transactions. Having initially joined Graham + Sibbald in 2003, Ross went on to work as a Commercial Agency Partner at a competitor firm and more recently as a Development Manager where he gained valuable client-side experience and understanding of both sides of the fence.

With a master’s degree in Property and Management from the University of Aberdeen and over 15 years’ experience in commercial property, Chris Ion joined Graham + Sibbald’s Aberdeen Office in 2021 as a Director of Agency. Prior to that, Chris was Partner at a rival firm where he worked across the agency and capital market teams. Chris’ remit primarily involves disposals and acquisitions of commercial properties on behalf of a range of clients across Aberdeen and the surrounding local area, while aiding in the development and service offering of the Graham + Sibbald Commercial team across the UK.

Working across all key sectors, including office, retail, land and industrial property and even student accommodation, the Graham + Sibbald Agency department cover all aspects of the acquisition, disposal and development of commercial property on behalf of a varied client base.