Friday, 16 August 2013
Ayrshire's two biggest commercial property agencies combine forces
AYRSHIRE’S largest commercial property agency has been created through Bell Ingram Commercial merging with J & E Shepherd.
[Pictured left to right:: Bell Ingram directors John Cowan and Pat Cairney, with Graeme Stewart and Kevin Bell of J & E Shepherd.]
Both long established names throughout Ayrshire, Bell Ingram Commercial’s presence in Ayrshire dates back to 1970 whilst Shepherd opened its Ayr Office in 1996, the merger will see Shepherd move along the street from its current office at 2 Miller Road into Bell Ingram’s larger townhouse building at 22 Miller Road.
Kevin Bell, associate in the commercial department of Shepherd, said: “Bell Ingram Commercial is a niche practice which has developed a strong local presence in Ayrshire over many years through the efforts of its directors John Cowan and Pat Cairney. We are delighted with this merger which will see both John and Pat assume the role of consultants to the firm.”
John Cowan said: “Shepherd provides a complementary range of property services to our own and this merger means that we now offer an unrivalled resource of expertise and in-depth market knowledge to clients throughout the whole of Ayrshire.”
The new enlarged commercial team will provide property valuations, sales and letting of shops, offices, industrial premises and land to a range of clients, including private individuals, local and national business and organisations, financial institutions and a selection of major private and public sector bodies.
Graeme Stewart, management partner at Shepherd, commented: “This move is part of an ongoing expansion of our commercial offering throughout the country and bolsters the platform from which we can serve Ayrshire’s active commercial property sector.”
Shepherd is a national surveying practice providing its clients with decades of experience and expertise together with national resource and comprehensive local market knowledge.
Originating in Scotland in 1880 with a network of offices and surveyors across the UK, it offers a multi-disciplinary property service encompassing a comprehensive range of commercial and residential services including: valuation, commercial estate agency, development advice, rating, corporate recovery, restructuring, property management, building surveying, Energy Performance Certificates, renewables and Home Reports.