Graham + Sibbald are delighted to announce the promotions of Kyle Porter, Martin Douglas and Michael Duncan to Director, in addition to Andrew Hitchen, Gosia Kilpatrick and Michael Gill to Associate, leading on from the business strategically strengthening their Scottish residential teams in 2021, as market share continues to grow.
A trusted name in the residential Scottish property market, Graham + Sibbald act for all major Building Societies, Banks and Lending/Financial Institutions and are listed on all the major lenders’ panels. Their valuations, surveys and other reports are recognised and accepted by the vast majority of key mortgage providers.
Based within our busy Residential department, Kyle Porter covers the wider Angus and North Fife areas. He joined the Graham + Sibbald in 2006 as a school leaver and studied Estate Management (BSc Hons) at the University of Reading whilst undertaking his professional training. As an RICS Registered Valuer he is involved in all aspects of residential property valuation, mainly focused on Home Reports and valuations for secured lending purposes on behalf of local solicitors, estate agents, major financial institutions and independent clients.
Located in our established Aberdeen office at Carden Place, Michael Duncan studied at Aberdeen University before joining Graham + Sibbald as a Graduate in 2007. Michael went on to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor in 2009 and was promoted to Associate in 2014. As an RICS Registered Valuer, he carries out Residential surveys and valuation work within Aberdeen and the North-East of Scotland. Mainly involved in the delivery of Portfolio Valuations, Home Reports, Energy Performance Certificates, Private Client Reports and Mortgage Lending, Michael works on behalf a wide range of clients to provide a high quality service.
Working within our Edinburgh Residential department, Michael Gill is a Chartered Surveyor with a wealth of experience within the property sector. He studied Property Development and Valuation at Edinburgh Napier University and was awarded a 2:1 Honours Degree before joining Graham + Sibbald in 2016. He specialises in Residential Valuation and carries out a number of surveys for the purpose of home reports, mortgage valuations, EPC’s and more. These reports are carried out for all major lenders in the UK as well as many local solicitors, estate agents and private clients.
Andrew Hitchen is a Chartered Surveyor with over 28 years’ experience of experience working within Perth and Central Scotland. Specialising in residential surveys and valuation, Andrew carries out a broad spectrum of surveys on a daily basis for the purpose of home reports, EPC’s and more on behalf of a range of private clients, lenders and estate agents. He is a member of the RICS and also an RICS registered valuer. Born and raised in Perth, where he still resides, Andrew draws on his local knowledge in order to provide a high quality of service to all clients.
Martin Douglas is a Chartered Surveyor with 15 years’ experience in the West of Scotland Residential market. He began his career with Graham + Sibbald in 2003 within the firms Paisley office after studying Property Management and Valuation (BSc Hons) at Glasgow Caledonian University. Martin currently heads up the Paisley office specialising in residential valuations, providing detailed and accurate advice to a wide range of clients such as; local estate agents, all main stream lenders, independent clients, local authorities and the major house builders.
Gosia Kilpatrick is a Chartered Surveyor specialising in Residential surveys and valuations. Following the completion of her Master’s degree in Real Estate at the University of Glasgow, she started her career in valuation in Dubai, before returning to Scotland and joining Graham + Sibbald in 2018. Based within the Glasgow residential team, Gosia’s remit largely involves undertaking various valuation projects, including commercial portfolios, land, legal executries and valuations for taxation purposes. She also undertakes Home Reports and RICS Home Buyers Reports for solicitors, estate agents and individual clients.
Residential Partner, Graham Tonner, said “Our Residential teams cover the whole of Scotland and include some of the most experienced valuers in the business. These individuals are truly deserving of their promotions given the consistently high quality level of work produced. I have great expectations for our teams and look forward to seeing how they each aid in the development of our service offering and growing market share, as one of Scotland’s most trusted firms providing residential services.”