Graham + Sibbald are pleased to have welcomed a number of new starts to their Property Management teams across Scotland over the last few months; Graham Downes, Karen Sweeney, Nicola Dalton, Ian McCulloch and Sharon Kirkland.
Graham Downes, Karen Sweeney and Nicola Dalton join Graham + Sibbald’s Glasgow office from Saltire Property Management Ltd which ceased trading at the end of October 2020.
After studying Real Estate Management at Paisley University, now known as the University of West of Scotland, Graham Downes has over 12 years’ experience as a Property Manager and joins Graham + Sibbald as an Associate. Graham will be involved in building and maintaining client relationships, managing commercial property portfolios, ensuring clients’ requirements are being met in addition to undertaking property inspections and more.
Karen Sweeney joins Graham + Sibbald as a Senior Surveyor, having worked across a number of facilities management firms prior. She obtained a Higher Certificate in Property Studies from the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute and is experienced in the day-to-day management and coordination of commercial portfolios, carrying out site inspections, reporting and more.
Nicola Dalton is an experienced Property Accounts Manager who has worked for a number of well-known Property Management companies throughout her career. She is particularly knowledgeable across a number of accounting systems, which will be of great benefit to Graham + Sibbald’s team. Nicola’s role will include financial/arrears management, accurate and timely reporting, invoice processing and ensuring clients’ requirements are being met.
In the firm’s Inverness office, Ian McCulloch joins as a Property Manager. With a background in Quantity Surveying, Ian has undertaken a number of Surveying, Consultancy and Property Management roles throughout his career. Having most recently worked as Head of Regional Development in the Western Isles at Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE), one of Graham + Sibbald’s principal clients, Ian is well-known to the Inverness team and brings a wealth of experience.
Sharon Kirkland joins as an Administrator supporting the Inverness team. She has experience of working within a Surveying firm previously and specialist knowledge of relevant terms and property jargon. Sharon is a dedicated and hard-working member of the team, providing a key supporting role to colleagues and assisting with any customer and client enquiries.
Graham + Sibbald Property Management Partner, Claire Galbraith, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Graham, Karen, Nicola, Ian and Sharon to the team. They each bring a high level of experience and their own specific expertise that will aid us in strengthening our property management service offering across Scotland to all our Clients, old and new.”